|Affordability responses and media piece||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: April (aroggionycap.rr.com)|
|Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 10:38:18 -0700 (PDT)|
Hi all - I wanted to belatedly thank everyone for sharing your experiences and offering advice about how to make cohousing affordable; I received a lot of responses, both on and offlist. I compiled them and my group has been discussing them (and probably will continue discussing them for a while). It feels as though there is a bit of a split among the responses - between those who feel that *building is expensive* and, really, we're just going to have to accept that fact and try to find ways of subsidizing expensive homes - and those who are consider "cohousing" a much looser term, maybe more akin to the intentional communities movement than the cohousing movement. I think each side offers thought-provoking commentary, and advice that we will definitely consider. But this split is so interesting to me personally because I was the one who organized our initial meetings with the insistence that we were creating an ecovillage in the spirit of the contemporary cohousing movement, not the broader (narrower?) intentional communities movement, which often, I think, conjures up images of income-sharing dormitories. First, it was entirely unnecessary for me to worry about others worrying that I was interested in creating something like the latter - you live, you learn - and second, we have evolved in a way that, so far, seems to be working for all of us. On another note, I thought I'd share that we made the paper - our local Schenectady Gazette interviewed me for an article, and did a really nice job, I thought. You have to search for"cohousing" and pay for it on their site - www.dailygazette.com - but I am trying to reformat it to post on our site. (...which I hope isn't copyright infringement...) Our site is undergoing a transition to another format - but it should be up within the week or so. Thanks again for all of your advice! April April Roggio Capital District Eco-Housing info [at] cdecohousing.org Come meet us! Honest Weight Food Coop on April 18th, 6:30pm Or at Indian Ladder Farm during Earth Day weekend (April 21st and 22nd)
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