|Remarkable Story ( was Re: Cohousing Anthology (Finally) On the Way!)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: ABWWR Peace Network (abwwrpeaceyahoo.com)|
|Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 15:21:35 -0800 (PST)|
Hello Dave, Your project sounds very admirable. Your book Superbia is one which I have been meaning to read. I'm not sure if the story of our group is the type of remarkable story that you are interested in, but perhaps it is so I will share it. The name of our group is A Better World Is Within Reach P.E.A.C.E. Network. PEACE is an acronym for People's Empowerment And Collective Exchange (P.E.A.C.E.) Network. The actual physical structure of the cohousing model that we are working on is similar to Emeryville cohousing. http://www.emeryville-cohousing.org Emeryville, as you know, was a warehouse converted into 10 large homes and a common room. Site data of turning a warehouse into 10 housing units: http://www.grahammeltzer.com/cohousing/Data/doyle_st1.htm Site plans of turning a warehouse into 10 housing units: http://www.grahammeltzer.com/cohousing/Siteplans/doyle_st.htm Site photos of turning a warehouse into 10 housing units: http://www.grahammeltzer.com/cohousing/Cohousing%20Pics/doyle.htm Instead of creating 10 large homes within the renovated warehouse, we intend to create 5 large homes, 5 small homes and 5 'Networking for Peace' rooms. By creating 5 smaller homes it also increases the possibility of affordability for people of many classes. The five small rooms will be devoted to the five areas: 1. International Podcast radio station 2. International Independent Media Center 3. National Alternative Currency Operations (the PeaceNote) 4. International Alternative Media Distribution 5. International Public Access Accounting. Because we are a cohousing group, access to these rooms will be available to our residents 24 hours per day, every day and all major holidays. Our intention is to create a community that is capable of working anytime, 24 hours a day for a better, peaceful world. In this way, we can form a real community that is not only concerned about one another's lives, but also concerned that we do not add to the crisis of over priced real estate and lack of jobs. You mentioned a story about Senior Citizens. Our group is not only multigenerational, but a multiracial, multi-class, multicultural group with differently abled individuals. We have African-American, Asian-American, Rastafarian and other races and cultures present. Our desire is not simply to add to our surrounding neighborhoods and community through our cohousing existence, but also to be there to support people in their time of need. Recently, a corporate group tried to evict an entire family of men, women and children from a farm. Our group was there to make certain the crisis received maximum media attention and with our efforts combined with the National community the eviction was stopped! You can read about it here: http://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/abwwrpeace/2005-03/msg00000.html Also, recently, a member of our group received a great deal of media attention for her battle which led to the Supreme Court reversing an unjust law. You can read about it here: http://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/abwwrpeace/2005-03/msg00002.html If this sounds remarkable to you, please contact me off of the list. Even if this story is not what you are looking for, please keep up the great work. Building real communities is a goal which will take all of our efforts. Love for the people, T A Better World Is Within Reach P.E.A.C.E. Network. P.S. If you go to our website, at the bottom you will find a 4 page publication titled "The Peace & The Press" that you can print out which tells about us. Below you will read more about us in our upcoming meeting announcement. The following multicultural, network of peace communities, Cohousing, Intentional Community, Alternative Housing meeting will be: Time: 4pm Date: Wednesday, March 30th, 2005 Location: New Seasons, 5320 NE 33rd Ave. Inside at the table and chairs area. Light Refreshments served free of charge. Wednesday, March 30th, 2005: Portland, 4 p.m. Live And Work For Peace! Would you like to live, work and promote peace among people who are working for peace? Would you like to network in ways that form real community? permanent housing? In ways that form a level of solidarity that hasn't been seen in Portland since the days when teepees were the only skyscrapers against unpolluted blue skies and swaying emerald fields? Learn how! The Portland Chapter of A Better World Is Within Reach P.E.A.C.E. Network will present a free multicultural, public workshop concerning an independent group of individuals creating sustainable villages, based on cohousing and intentional communities. The action community, the people's community: Communities networking for Peace! The way to ensure that people are empowered to work for peace in permanent affordable housing! Free vegan Refreshments. New Seasons, 5320 NE 33rd Ave., Meet at the table and chair area. Portland. ABWWRPeaceNetwork-Portland. 503-973-1VOL, http://www.abwwrpeace.org, e-mail: abwwrpeace [at] resist.ca Message: 4 Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 11:04:11 -0700 From: "Dave Wann" Subject: [C-L]_ Cohousing Anthology (Finally) On the Way! To: Message-ID: Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Hello fellow cohousers, The book written by cohousers that has been evolving for the last few years and that was delayed in publication is now firmly on the publisher's schedule for fall, 2005. You know it's real when they start talking about putting it in the catalog. The remaining month or so before they need the new & improved final manuscript gives us an opportunity to collect a few more remarkable photos and maybe even a few stories. (If there's a great story about the experience of building a senior cohousing community, that would be interesting.) Has anyone taken some great photographs in the past year that I haven't seen? Still looking for a good, catchy title. "Reinventing Community: Stories from Cohousing" seems a bit dry, but says what it means. I like a slightly more askew title like "Neighborhoods on Purpose: Stories from Cohousing," and find the idea of "We Did it Ourselves: Stories from Cohousing" appealing, because pre-occupancy involvement is one of the elements that really makes cohousing unique. Someone suggested a more colorful title that I also like: "Yes, We Have Our Own Kitchens: Stroes from Cohousing," but is this too much of an inside joke? Please let me know what you think. I'd like this book to be "of the people, by the people, and for the people." (I think Abe Lincoln may have thought cohousing is a good idea). Thanks to the contributors for your patience. Some of the stories have already appeared in Communities, in webzines and elsewhere, but this will be the full, unadulterated collection, complete with editorial traffic-directing by me. I hope it helps us explain what cohousing is and why it's definitely worth the work! Cheers, Dave Wann, also coauthor of "Superbia! 31 Ways to Create Sustainable Neighborhoods", and "Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic" --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Small Business - Try our new resources site!
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