Re: determinants of success - not just cohousing
From: Maggi Rohde (
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 10:05:47 -0800 (PST)
In my high-density Michigan design, I like having my sitting room in the front with my open kitchen attached. I can work in my kitchen without being blinded by the sun, but people can still see me -- and then sit at the couch in the front and watch my community walk by. Our office is in the back.

-Maggi, Touchstone Cohousing, Ann Arbor, MI

On Feb 24, 2006, at 1:49 PM, Steve Faber wrote:
I think in an urban cohousing community the kitchens on the "active side" might mean something different if you are trying to be a little village in a bigger village of a neighborhood. One of the issues we had with our Michigan, medium density design, was the compromise of kitchen orientation and getting light into the units. If your kitchen is on the south side of your home. Typically, much of your wall space is taken up by cabinets and you can't put in the larger windows to maximize passive solar.

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