Re: When did members join your group?
From: David Entin (
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 11:07:45 -0800 (PST)
This is from David Entin, Rocky Hill Cohousing, Northampton, Massachusetts. We have 28 households and moved in from four to three years ago. We were in the planning stage for 4 years before construction began. We were the 7th household to join, and we joined 1 1/2 years into the four year planning process. When we joined, the concern was: how will we ever get the needed 28 households. We talked about marketing and did what we could think of. We agreed that we needed at least 2/3 of the households committed out of the 28 before we could begin construction. Slowly more people were interested and joined. Toward the end of the planning process there seemed to be a rush of young couples with, or planning to have, children. By the time construction started we had a waiting list of three or four families. So, it worked out well, miraculously. I have heard that our neighbors, Pathways Cohousing, had a similar experience. They are four years older than we are. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Hammer" <thammer302 [at]>
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Subject: Re: [C-L]_ When did members join your group?

A reminder of an earlier request, and since housing especially is so
different geographically:

Could everyone please tell us in your post where you are located?

Tom Hammer
On Jan 27, 2009, at 6:16 AM, cohousing-l-request [at] wrote:

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Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 12:06:48 -0800 (PST)
From: "R.N. Johnson" <cohoranda [at]>
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We're a retrofit site, so our trajectory is a little different.
Went into escrow- 3 households.
Five months into escrow (as the lending market fell apart)___9
member households___
Escrow closed- 10 member households

Randa Johnson
New Brighton Cohousing


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