Re: Cohousing Weekend - July 16-18 in Conway NH
From: Liz Ryan Cole (
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 13:10:14 -0700 (PDT)
Hello list - As people who have been in this list for a while know, Pinnacle @ 
Loch Lyme Lodge (a forming cohousing community in Lyme, NH)  owns 120 acres, on 
which we have a 100 year old cabin based business, but are in a town where 
multiple unit housing and clustered housing is essentially disallowed. Having 
done our community building (5 years) we are now presenting a proposed change 
to the zoning ordinance - one that allows cohousing.  (If anyone wants more 
details please write to me off list).  The questions we have for this list are 
two: Has anyone seen cohousing specifically defined as a permissible use?  and 
What reactions would you have to this draft definition...

CO-HOUSING PROJECT.  A residential development or project on one or more 
contiguous parcels of land,
developed by a group of people who define the community as cohousing and who intend 
to live in the community themselves , designed and built in accordance with the 
co-housing requirements of Article XIII operated as a condominium, co-op or similar form 
which allows for individual ownership of each dwelling unit, and including one or more common 
areas for use by the residents such as a shared kitchen, dining area, library, computer room, 
laundry, greenhouse, fitness area, play area or the like

Thanks to anyone who has thoughts on this subject.


Liz Ryan Cole
home 802.785.4124

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