|Re: Not cohousing but very large home seeking shared community in Berk...||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: JGBARK (JGBARKaol.com)|
|Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 08:01:36 -0700 (PDT)|
Thanks for in CA coop house info. I'd be there if I wasn't here. I love coop home living but it's definitely not for everyone.. Here we are working on the best of both worlds. This old Peabody family estate (23 Acres) is only a short walk to downtown and NYC to Montreal Amtrak but is also surrounded by 275 acres of trails and forrest. At the moment we have four buildings and a pool and a southern view down the CT River Valley in Western Mass. We will build a new eco-village (probably Coop member-owned leaseholds) of 30-60 families. The 20 room mansion, 9 room carriage house, pool cottage and garage apt are where we currently live. We are hoping that the mansion will serve the future community as an artist-live-work-coop or elder care facility, school or homeschooler resource center. For a look-se visit _www.Lupinwoodliveworkcoop.ning.com_ (http://www.Lupinwoodliveworkcoop.ning.com) or _www.zero-energy.ning.com_ (http://www.zero-energy.ning.com) In a message dated 6/19/2013 3:00:26 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, rc3-coho-L [at] raines.com writes: I just posted a longer version of this to East Bay Cohousing, as our over-2100-member regional MeetUp group includes people priced out of homeownership and individual rentals in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area, so we use a "big tent" approach to fostering sustainable cooperative community living. I thought some other cohousing fans would be interested in the model, as well as taking a moment to appreciate the dynamics for how something like this would be different (members don't gain any equity and have to share much more than cohousers do.. and have the landlord-tenant and inter-group dynamics to deal with) .... and to consider whether this approach could work to convert the mega-mansions present in other parts of the country that have gotten overbuilt and conventional cohousing approaches/financing aren't currently feasible. You can read the full post and see the links and tour dates at: http://www.ebcoho.org/ Raines fresh off the plane from Iceland, looking forward to this week's Complementary Currencies conference at The Hague and visiting European cohousing neighborhoods --- I got to visit the Dwight Mansion recently and we have been following this house's potential for shared community living for a while (two years ago we hosted some visits and evaluated its cohousing potential) and are impressed with the potential to build community there. Just to be totally clear, we are not representing the owner or any particular group looking to move into the house, we are just doing what we always do, helping our members create and find opportunities for shared living in the East Bay. We will be publicizing this opportunity far and wide, because it represents the best example we've seen in a decade of what so many of EBCOHO's over 2100 members are seeking. Betsy & Raines Your Cohousing Coaches, East Bay Cohousing http://www.CohousingCoaches.com/ ----- HOSTED TOURS AND INFORMATION ABOUT 1545 DWIGHT WAY, BERKELEY Come see this central Berkeley 14-bedroom 1883 Victorian mansion being remodeled by EBCOHO Supporting member Jen Siegel, with a separate lofted apartment and 3,000-square-foot yard. The house is three stories, with the following features: - First floor: large kitchen, two living rooms, an enclosed porch, two full bathrooms, two bedrooms, and a back deck leading out to the yard; - Second floor: seven bedrooms, a studio or office space, a kitchenette, one and a half bathrooms, and a back deck leading down to the yard; - Third floor: converted attic space with five bedrooms, a kitchenette, one bathroom, and a rear deck leading down to the yard. Multiple skylights on the third floor provide wonderful light and views. Additional gathering spaces are scattered throughout the house, and additional bathrooms are planned for future development. A large garage is available for storage, and the house will be heated by a new radiant heating system. Currently under renovation but scheduled to be move-in ready by September, this house will be leased to a group of renters demonstrating strong group leadership, solid finances, and sustainable principles. _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
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