|Cohousing Distribution by Location "type" (was Co-Farming Community)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Craig Ragland (craigraglandgmail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 12:47:35 -0700 (PDT)|
Hi All, Since Diana is so often right, I want to help with more information on Cohousing distribution. For the 2008 National Cohousing Conference, Coho/US commissioned Betsy Morris and Raines Cohen to conduct some research based primarily on data in the Cohousing Directory, along with other non-published communities. Here's what was self-reported by the communities: Urban: 40% Small Town: 22% Rural: 21% Suburban: 17% The last time this came up on Coho-L, some wanted to nit-pick the categories - each Community member who entered their directory listing made the decision about which category to select, there is nobody controlling or checking up on their entries. Cohousing community land range in size from just a couple small city lots to 500 Acres (Zephyr Valley): http://www.cohousing.org/directory/view/2150 Cohousing is geographically diverse. Like Diana, most of my experience, has been visiting ones in higher population areas. I look forward to expanding my horizons by visiting more rural communities in the future. I was reminded of this diversity when in the Boston area for a Coho/US Board meeting this past weekend. While in the area, I visited Mosaic Commons and Camelot Cohousing, who share 68 acres of truly beautiful land - especially now while there is still some Fall color. The board meetings themselves were at Cambridge Cohousing. Here's how each community describes themselves in the directory: Mosaic Common: "Small Town (very small town, near-rural, but within the Boston metro area)" Camelot Cohousing: "Small Town (Berlin is a beautiful, small New England town)" Cambridge Cohousing: "Urban" All of these ring true for me and three have homes available for sale. I expect I'd enjoy life in any of them and urge anyone interested in New England to check them out. In community, Craig Ragland Executive Director Cohousing Association of the United States (Coho/US) 425-487-3550 http://www.cohousing.org craig [at] cohousing.org Please consider attending the National Cohousing Conference. Click here: http://www.cohousing.org/conference On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 6:02 AM, Diana Leafe Christian <diana [at] ic.org> wrote: > Cohousing is a very specific kind of > intentional community, and probably 99% urban or suburban. While I > assume you've seen the Coho/US website, if not, please see > http://www.cohousing.org > for a thorough description of what cohousing is and isn't. The only > rural farming cohousing community I know of is Cobb Hill in Vermont, > on 260 acres. I assume you've checked them out, but if not, please do. I expect other people that want to help Diana learn about others may chime in here. > Diana Leafe Christian > http://www.EcovillageNews.org > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > >
Cohousing Distribution by Location "type" (was Co-Farming Community) Craig Ragland, October 27 2009
- Re: Cohousing Distribution by Location "type" (was Co-Farming Community) Sharon Villines, October 27 2009
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