Re: Looking to Rent, Rent to buy, or Owner Financing to Make a Dream come true!
From: KJ (
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2013 12:24:44 -0700 (PDT)
Marsha, just wanted to say that I agree with you completely, on both the price 
and size of the homes.  Certainly not for people just starting out!  It's a 
shame, because young couples and young families can bring a lot to cohousing!  

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On Aug 5, 2013, at 2:55 PM, MJWB <mjwyogini [at]> wrote:

> Hello Everyone!
>       WE are Marsha and Jens Beesen. I decided to update my post with some 
> other details:
> We really have to become flexible as to WHERE we will consider. I guess you 
> could say
> everywhere except Arizona, the southeast, or the cold northern states...
> The most important thing is the Community. Most Cohousing communities are 
> full of 
> people who want to be there, some of whom have made it happen. There is no 
> perfect 
> place but I do believe that Cohousing people are trying to do it right. It's 
> the cost that
> stops always.....
> I don't think we could consider a price much above $200,000. Some of the 
> prices
> of houses in Cohousing astound me. Only the upper classes can afford this. I 
> believe
> as always, that Cohousing needs to be for everyone, and accessible to 
> everyone. This is
> not the case right now. I know that Denmark has found a way to integrate 
> rentals along 
> with homeowners, and I don't see why it can't be done here in the U.S.
>    One thing is, why are so many the houses so big? This is not sustainable, 
> in my humble
> opinion. We would be happy with an 800 sq. ft. house, or even less. I really 
> believe that
> Cohousing needs to be taking up less space, smaller houses would help, and 
> joined together
> would help too. Or maybe building UP!
>    Anyway, we are good people, we have a lot to offer in a Cohousing 
> community, and we 
> won't be able to rest until we are part of this dream we both have......
>    Thank you and many blessings to all!
> Marsha J. Beesen
> mjwyogini [at]
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