Re: cost estimates
From: Cindy T (
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 09:11:54 -0800 (PST)
I'm wondering if a community where each person was responsible for building 
their own house, with some construction guidelines established, would be able 
to avoid this problem?  Maybe communities with experience doing this 
successfully could share their experiences?


> As I've read many posts to this list, I've learned more about how the 
> price of a cohousing home or community can quickly spiral beyond the 
> financial limits of some members. Hiring good professionals probably 
> results in heading off some unanticipated expenses and makes planning 
> departments, banks, etc. take the project more seriously.
> Home construction seems to be exceptionally susceptible to delays and 
> cost overruns. Maybe I'm not hearing about the projects or homes that 
> come in on time and at or less than the original budget.

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