Re: Cohousing outreach lesson for the day: Be reachable
From: Larry Miller (
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 10:44:40 -0800 (PST)
Yes, there is very nice cohousing for less than $300,000. It's small town 
living rather than
either urban or rural. Paso Robles is in Central California, midway between San 
Francisco and
Los Angeles, 1/2 hour from the ocean. Oak Creek Commons has 2 units actively 
for sale, both
under $300,00, and a third about to go on the market. One 3 bedroom unit that 
originally sold in
2004 for around $400,000 is on the market at $229,000. It was a foreclosure 
that was purchased
by a company that "flips" homes. They did a great job of upgrading and it's a 
huge bargain.

California has been very hard hit by the housing/recession situation and our 
community is no
exception. We would very much like to see some people interested in cohousing 
move in here.

Larry Miller
Oak Creek Commons

-----Original Message-----
From: Karen Kudia [mailto:kkudia [at]] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 9:54 AM
To: Cohousing-L
Subject: [C-L]_ Cohousing outreach lesson for the day: Be reachable


I agree a very strong prohibiting factor is the cost. With the recession, 
property values have fallen and it is hard to sell. Many find a co-housing 
home >$300,000 rather limiting if not impossible. I know there are some 
co-housing that subsides but usually for local people and there are few of 
them. Catch 22. For example, does anyone know of any co-housing that is less 
$300,000 urban or rural? Wonder if Habitat for Humanity might enter the 
co-housing arena? Offering affordable housing. Anyone approach them? Can't 
you just see co-housing /habitat humanity in Tampa; revolutionary isn't it.

Karen D. Kudia
Anthony, Florida

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