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|From: Ann Zabaldo (zabaldoearthlink.net)|
|Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2013 08:18:43 -0700 (PDT)|
Hi all -- I think we covered this option in the flurry of emails about affordability recently but not in so much detail. Happy to see it's resurfaced. The only thing that contemporary manufactured housing has in common w/ its predecessor "trailer" or mobile home iterations is ... it comes to the lot on wheels. After that ... it's locked down in place generally never to move again. The upper end producers of manufactured housing have green and sustainable options plus you can negotiate to "build to specs." This is a fabulous option if you live in an area in which the zoning laws will allow this type of housing. If not allowed, it would be a lot of work to change the zoning laws to allow it. I can already hear the neighbors crying about property values. So ... look where this type of housing is allowed. That will be safest and easiest. Don't be surprised if it's many miles from an urban area but if location is not an issue ... this is a very solid option for affordable housing. Best -- Ann Zabaldo Takoma Village Cohousing Washington, DC Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC Falls Church VA 703-688-2646 On Sep 21, 2013, at 11:05 AM, Sharon Villines wrote: > > > On Sep 21, 2013, at 12:54 AM, John Leet <jwleet [at] aol.com> wrote: > >> Here is a link to an insightful article I found in Utne reader, reprinted >> from Pacific Standard Magazine: > > http://www.psmag.com/health/how-the-trailer-park-could-save-us-all-55137/ > > I hope people will click through and read this article. It's a nice piece of > journalism and a thorough history and analysis of manufactured homes, which > is what most "trailer parks" are. They are also wonderful communities as the > article discusses. A number of nice profiles of residents. Links to studies, > information, and other journals. Anyone who is interested in senior cohousing > should read this. >
Panama Cohousing Village Announcemen John Leet, September 20 2013
- Re: Panama Cohousing Village Announcemen Jenny Guy, September 21 2013
- Re: Panama Cohousing Village Announcemen Sharon Villines, September 21 2013
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