|Re: Affordable Cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Marganne Meyer (margannemacnexus.org)|
|Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 02:10:54 -0800 (PST)|
At 7:50 AM -0400 9/29/09, David Hornick wrote:
Cost of Construction: Depends greatly upon location. A home that must be able to provide a comfortable living environment in the climatic extremes of the northern US, must cost much more than a home built in a more temperate climate such as San Diego where insulation, heating and cooling systems and landscaping elements are vastly different. Cohousing that is built in certain parts of Mexico, requires no insulation and no (or minimal) systems for heating and cooling. These areas have year-round temperatures ranging between 60 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
There are many examples of smaller homes built in a sustainable fashion that are easier to heat/cool because fewer square feet are involved. I've actually seen small homes where the owner has built in all sorts of extras which make it feel more 'luxurious'.
Check out the Small House Society at http://www.resourcesforlife.com/small-house-society/
- Re: affordable cohousing, (continued)
- Re: affordable cohousing Cindy T, January 21 2010
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