|Re: MANUFACTURED HOUSING||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: KJ (pumpkin2282yahoo.com)|
|Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:53:04 -0700 (PDT)|
If we could do " trailer homes" right, it could be great! See the TinyHouse Village concept in Sonma County, CA. http://www.fourlightshouses.com/pages/the-napoleon-complex Sent from my iPad On Sep 21, 2013, at 11:18 AM, Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> wrote: > > 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. > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
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