|Re: "Targeting" the wealthy||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Savanah Fahrney-Day (savanahtouchofenchantment.com)|
|Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 22:33:37 -0700 (PDT)|
I want to start something that is a combination between an ecovillage and a cohousing development. That's why I joined this list....I am learning a lot from everybody.
Savanah----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Bartholomew" <bb [at] stat.ufl.edu>
To: "Cohousing-L" <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 1:37 PM Subject: Re: [C-L]_ "Targeting" the wealthy
One of the main realities is that typical contractors have no interest in learning new building methods or working with alternative materials, and if you insist that they do, they will do so, and charge you double.To me, researching cheaper building technologies and then finding contractors who already use them seems like the easiest way to break the price deadlock. In my forming group we don't particularly want to pay the median house price in our area, so we will be looking hard at semi-factory-built alternatives that are not energy and build quality disasters like traditional trailers. How small of a greenspace can be made to feel like a refuge? Do you need 10 acres? Or would 1 do if it were densely forested and landscaped full of nooks, paths, mazes, treehouses, and such? Can you build a coho for ten households on 2 acres? | And no groups have formed who want to build the kind of off-the-grid | housing that is allowed in communities like Dancing Rabbit where | people can live in tents for $3,000 a year. It would be really | interesting if you wanted to do that. As someone who is willing to self-build all sorts of alternative wierdness, I've wondered about that. Is it that the tastes of cohousers and ecovillagers simply don't overlap? That it's banned by zoning/permitting/licensing/publicity/etc in areas where cohos want to be? That coho structures tend to have mortgages, which require resale values, which requires acceptability to broad tastes? Brian _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ --- avast! Antivirus: Inbound message clean. Virus Database (VPS): 0628-3, 07/12/2006 Tested on: 7/12/2006 10:38:08 PM avast! - copyright (c) 1988-2006 ALWIL Software. http://www.avast.com
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