From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 07:44:29 -0700 (PDT)
On Sep 27, 2013, at 12:34 AM, Katie Henry <katie-henry [at]> wrote:

> If I were looking to build affordable cohousing, I'd buy an old motor court 
> motel and turn it into condos. [snip] They're often configured just like 
> cohousing communities, in a U shape, maybe with a pool in the courtyard, and 
> the lobby (common house) at the base. 

Or... I recently visited a friend whose boat was docked in Annapolis. All the 
boats at dock also have access to a big building with a lounge, showers, a 
pool, etc. You think they would get enough water but they like the pool. Rent 
is $400 a month and that includes electricity and "waste management."

We could build a series of houseboat communities to create floating, rotating 

I'd forgotten the name "motor court." It brings back memories of sunny days, 
little flower gardens, and pink plastic flamingos.

Sharon Villines, Washington DC
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