Re: New England Cohousing tour
From: Fred H Olson (
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2013 06:03:27 -0800 (PST)
John  Bailey   JGBARK [at]
is the author of the message below.  It was posted by
Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at]>
due to a format problem.
--------------------  FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS --------------------

I sometime fell like a broken record but Lupinwood is still here and,
oddly enough, a better opportunity than ever. It is two properties,
one un mortgaged,  of 10.3 acres with sufficient frontage on Hope St
for 26 2-family house lots and  the 12 acres at he top of the hill
(the highest residential location in  Greenfield) which has the
mansion, carriage house, cottage, pool and separate  garage with
apartment.  All of this has a special southern view to  Sugarloaf and
is privately located but a short walk to downtown and the coming  NYC
to Montreal train/transportation center, also on Hope St...In spite of
our  troubles with the bank, even that can be a blessing because the
bank is willing  to let me sell it for $500k less than I owe to a new

Look at

It is  possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an
The  next Buddha may take the form of a community --
a community practicing  understanding and loving kindness,
a community practicing mindful  living.
This may be the most important thing we can do for the  earth.
~Thich Nhat Hanh
John  Bailey
email-  jgbark [at]
"You never change things by fighting against the  existing reality. To
change something, build a new model that makes the existing  model obsolete." -
Buckminster Fuller
There is no shortage of great  Ideas.
What is necessary are the time, the will and the resources to  implement

In a message dated 2/3/2013 9:39:52 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
lfitch [at] writes:

Hi  Deborah,

Regarding NE bus tours.  I have helped run them in the  past and sometimes
we have been able to fit both urban and rural in one  tour.  I
tried swapping between western and eastern mass for a  while.  I hope you
filled out the survey on NE event...I will be  looking at the results soon.

Regarding your second question, I am only  aware of two New England examples
of people buying adjacent  properties:  one is a spin off of Pioneer Valley
Co housing in  Amherst, the other is a group that is trying to form in North
Adams  MA.  I hope to learn that there are others in the works, as it is  a
nice model.

Laura Fitch
Board Member, CohoUS

On  Saturday, February 2, 2013, Deborah Carey wrote:

>  Hi,
> I was thinking that if a NE tour is put together, it would be nice  to
> different physical examples of cohousing.  For example,  large city, small
> city, rural (such as KatyWil), and suburban- if  possible rehab (existing
> buildings retrofitted) cohousing and built  new cohousing.
> Are there any examples here in NE of folks who  have bought adjoining
> property with houses and have created cohousing  with that model?
> D
> Deborah Carey
>  boiester [at] <javascript:;>
>  _________________________________________________________________
>  Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at:

Laura Fitch, AIA, LEED-BD+C
Kraus-Fitch Architects
110 Pulpit Hill  Rd.
Amherst, MA  01002
lfitch [at]

Board Member,  Cohousing Association of  US
Cohousing-L  mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at:

Results generated by Tiger Technologies Web hosting using MHonArc.