RE: Homesteading meets CoHousing
From: sbraun (sbraungmavt.net)
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 06:36:01 -0700 (MST)
Hi Grace.

Have you looked at our web site? We are in Northern Vermont and are doing
something a little different from what you are planning, though it does have
some similarities. The site is at www.champlainvalleycohousing.org.

Sheila

Project Coordinator
Champlain Valley Cohousing
www.champlainvalleycohousing.org
(802) 425-5030

-----Original Message-----
From: cohousing-l-admin [at] cohousing.org
[mailto:cohousing-l-admin [at] cohousing.org]On Behalf Of Grace Potts
Sent: Saturday, November 16, 2002 12:36 PM
To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org
Subject: [C-L]_Homesteading meets CoHousing

Greetings to all!

Are there any folks who would like to do a homesteading- cohousing- land
stewardship community in Northern Vermont?

I'm trying to explore the notion and see if there is enough interest from
folks in this idea to pursue it.  Nothing is cut in stone, it's just an idea
at this point.

This community would *potentially* offer:
*A rural location- small Northern VT village
*No building codes! (some development restrictions will apply)
*Existing house to serve as common house
*30 Modest size clustered housing sites
   (think Lot Development style cohousing)
*10 common acres
*24 acres of private land trust land
*Access to a vibrant existing alternative network
   (alternative building, food systems, etc)

You would *potentially* need the following to join:
*$10K to purchase property
*Ability to build your own home(or have it built, or some
   combination of the two)
*Willingness to form community with others
*Willingness to steward the land
*Ability to support yourself economically

Thoughts/Concerns/NB:
*This couldn't begin to happen without 12 core households
   (families, singles, whatever) with the 10K to purchase
   property.
*This would bring 30 households out into a fairly remote area to
   live. This would impact the environment there, and the people
   there. Having the right kind of impact would take a good deal
   of care and consideration.
*Again- the location would mean a job change of some kind for most
   people.
*With 12 core households- a community like this could possibly get
   moving by spring/summer of 2004.

If you have the things that you would need to join a community like I've
described, and you would like to- please give me a call, or send me an
e-mail off-list.  Thanks so much for your time, please accept my apologies
for the cross-postings. Peace!

________________________
Grace Potts
grace [at] thepottshouse.org
734.975.1293

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