|Re: Affordable Cohousing Model?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Zia Terhune (ziaterhunegmail.com)|
|Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 07:38:33 -0700 (PDT)|
We've been working on this concept for almost 2 years now and think it makes so much sense for single people especially. I know singles who spend $100-200 per month just on utilities for their apartment. The large home with small suites would be far less wasteful. The kitchen would need to be used by vegetarians only--or meat eaters only because otherwise it could be stressful. Ours will be veg. Companion animals can also be problematic. On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 6:22 AM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com>wrote: > > This might be a good model for affordable cohousing. A non-profit, > member-owned cooperative community in which members have rooms, not > apartments, and share common space — like three living rooms. Meals 7 nights > a week. > > Not for families, probably, but could work if children were limited to a > certain number depending on facilities. > > http://www.padmapper.com/show.php?type=0&id=83406080&src=main > > I once investigated starting a group home in a large — as in mansion-like — > home on the banks of the Hudson. Late 19th century Victorian. The rooms were > very large, more like suites, with built in shelves and sinks. Large shared > bathrooms. > > The first floor had a huge kitchen and dining room, several sitting room > areas including an enclosed wrap around sitting porch. Full basement with a > skylight across one side of the house. Since the house was on a hill, the > basement was partially above ground. > > A large den on the first floor for a guest room or transitional room to be > used when one person was ready to move in but another wasnt' ready to move > out. > > The cost was manageable with 8 suites rented, five on the second floor and > 3 on the third floor. it also had a stand-up attic. > > Something like this with studio apartments — Murphy beds, pullman kitchens > — could work well. > > Sharon > ---- > Sharon Villines, Washington DC > "Behavior is determined by the prevailing form of decision making." Gerard > Endenburg > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > >
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