|Re: the concept of cohousing v. actual cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ann Zabaldo (zabaldoearthlink.net)|
|Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:31:02 -0800 (PST)|
Kristen --I hear you. It must be very frustrating wondering what to do to help move your community forward.
What community are you with? Where are you located? Are you working w/ professionals? W/ a developer? What stage exactly are you in? Have you actually broken ground?
Some specifics on your situation ... and as Sharon says ... a specific question or two will help us help you!
Looking forward to hearing more from you about your community, Kristen. Best -- Ann Zabaldo Takoma Village Cohousing Washington, DC Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC Falls Church VA 703 663 3911 On Feb 11, 2010, at 8:42 AM, Kristen Simmons wrote:
RE affordability, financing and cohousing fees discussions"...the issue is how these requirements affect the concept of cohousing, andthus all cohousing communities..."This may be the issue for some folks on the list. For me personally, the issue is how can my community begin and complete construction. I am more interested in real life examples of what has and/or hasn't worked, than in conceptual and/or theoretical discussions. I value conceptual discussionsand have spent plenty of time parsing language, but at the moment, the challenge of "getting it built" is actually really challenging. I imagine that built cohousing communities are not exempt from theforeclosure and/or employment issues that the country is experiencing as a whole. This is definitely the case in my forming group. Within my group, one equity member had to step down because job loss meant that she couldn't make a capital call. Others, especially those who own homes are waiting to see what will happen in the housing market. Of course, members and money are needed to go forward with the project. If people wait too long, the projectwon't happen.I'm not sure what my point is now. :-) Perhaps that I am frustrated with conceptual discussions when I am experiencing real challenges? That I'm looking for ways to make whatever constraints local government and/ or banks place on my group work for a cohousing community? Stories of how other,older coho communities were able to develop in a recession? Enough from me. I hope that everyone has a sunny (and snow-free) day. Warmly, Kristen _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
the concept of cohousing v. actual cohousing Kristen Simmons, February 11 2010
- Re: the concept of cohousing v. actual cohousing Sharon Villines, February 11 2010
- Re: the concept of cohousing v. actual cohousing Ann Zabaldo, February 11 2010
- Re: the concept of cohousing v. actual cohousing Kristen Simmons, February 11 2010
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