Re: Panama Cohousing Village Announcemen
From: Jenny Guy (
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2013 07:44:47 -0700 (PDT)
Hi John and Jayne, I think trailer parks have great cohousing potential!
We're using a similar model; we've bought an occupied
nine-unit-plus-common-house apartment complex in Oakland, CA and are
gradually moving in as the apartments turn over. We've only been here eight
months, and already have two members living here, with another apartment
almost ready, and a common house.

Good luck, and keep us posted! I think these are great models for cohousing

Jenny Guy
Kingfisher Cohousing on Brookdale, Oakland California

On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 9:54 PM, John Leet <jwleet [at]> wrote:

> One type of housing that we are looking at, and that attracts many senior
> snowbirds is the Manufactured Home Park, mixed home park, or RV park. Many
> of these are quite reasonable. These communities have a cohousing feel to
> them. With some adjustments they could become cohousing that provides
> community where the residents age in community until end of life among
> their friends. These adjustments would include a few simple elements:
> Creating a complex with member ownership; Enhancing the community building
> to provide for regular meals and activities; Creating a self government to
> go with the self ownership.
> To this end, we are now searching for other possible suitable locations.
> We are focusing on finding a suitable MHP/ RV park or potential
> complex/village in the areas I mentioned. Some residents may join in our
> future efforts. Some may want winters only initially, but in time, it will
> become necessary for all of us to remain in one location all year. We don't
> want anyone to be forced to relocate to their original homes, hoping they
> will find the support they need, but most likely will not find.

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