|Re: Repurposing Buildings for Cohousing [was MANUFACTURED HOUSING]||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: JGBARK (JGBARKaol.com)|
|Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:16:39 -0700 (PDT)|
We have a similar situation here at Lupinwood in Greenfield. We have 4 buildings (a 20 room mansion, a 9 room carriage house, a 1 br above a separate garage and a cottage by the pool. There is an ideal possibility that a core working group could live/work/plan/implement the larger village. see _www.zero-energy.ning.com_ (http://www.zero-energy.ning.com) and _www.lupinwoodliveworkcoop.ning.com_ (http://www.lupinwoodliveworkcoop.ning.com) It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community -- a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. This may be the most important thing we can do for the earth. ~Thich Nhat Hanh John Bailey 413-210-0197 email- jgbark [at] aol.com "You never change things by fighting against the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." - Buckminster Fuller There is no shortage of great Ideas. What is necessary are the time, the will and the resources to implement them. In a message dated 9/27/2013 12:11:20 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, sharon [at] sharonvillines.com writes: On Sep 27, 2013, at 12:41 AM, Matt Lawrence <matt [at] technoronin.com> wrote: > I have had similar thoughts about older hotels. It would be easy to take > a pair of single rooms and convert one bath into a kitchen (all the > plumbing is there). Three rooms in a row would make a nice 2 bedroom > unit. Whatever common spaces, could of course continue to be common > spaces. What are the purchasing requirements for doing this? For probably illogical reasons, this seems like a huge investment upfront. But then I think, if a group got together with this in mind, they could actually move in right away and thus would not have 2-3 years of carrying costs before move in. How long would the upfront period of saying "we want to buy this hotel, give us a bit of time to get it together" be? Each household could stake out their rooms and live in them before renovating them or renovate and then move in. Or renovate the kitchen while living in the bedrooms. AND wonder of all wonders, if there was already a restaurant on the first floor, they could keep it in operation. O blessed day for people who live in cities and work 10 hour days, eating most of their meals in public already. Some rooms can be designated as common rooms. I use "common rooms" purposely because it might be better to have separate rooms. Eastern Village has separate spaces in their renovated office building for different purposes. They don't have one floor that is all the common space. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines, Washington DC "The truth is more important than the facts." Frank Lloyd Wright _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
Re: Repurposing Buildings for Cohousing [was MANUFACTURED HOUSING] JGBARK, September 27 2013
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