|Re: Best size for Cohousing Community||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Berrins (Berrinsaol.com)|
|Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 22:39:58 -0600 (MDT)|
<< In a message dated 6/27/2000 2:57:17 PM, argyle [at] mines.utah.edu writes: << I've wondered if a big square, or cloverleafs of four to five households with a commons (a picnic table on a lawn or patio) in each center, and the common house at the stem, would have advantages. >> The cloverleaf describes Pathways' set-up. We call each leaf a "pod", with 9 units in the east and west pods and 6 in the south (24 total). The Common House is at the north side, with two parking lots north of the east and west pods. This set-up does create three small neighborhoods. I see the folks in my pod (south) more often. However, since the only set-up swing set is presently in the middle of our pod, I see a lot of parents with young children from all the pods out of my kitchen window. Having a different set-up in the middle of another pod would create a different kind of hang-out, mixing up the pods again. I like the smaller scale of the "pod commons" (our larger, central commons is still a pile of dirt, waiting for a final grading and landscaping). Roger Berman Pathways Northampton, MA
- Best size for Cohousing Community Richard L. Kohlhaas, June 15 2000
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