Re: Creating Cohousing
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2013 08:51:12 -0700 (PDT)
Just to clarify --

In most states -- probably in all states right now -- correct me if I'm wrong, 
"Cohousing" is not a legal structure.  Cohousing is a social structure which 
can be organized for housing as a co-op, condo or fee-simple homeownership.

Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church VA

On Oct 8, 2013, at 11:32 AM, Jerry McIntire wrote:

> Marsha,
> There are three options that I know: cohousing, a housing co-op, and
> condominiums. I've participated in the first two and formed the third.
> Cohousing is described well in Diane's book, Creating a Life Together, and
> on the website.
> Housing co-ops are described here, and links are included for more
> information:
> The owner could also form a condominium and sell the four units to
> individual owners, as well as specify what areas are owned and used in
> common. The management of the entire property could be done democratically,
> through consensus, or some other process which you all can define, as long
> as state laws are followed (that goes for all three).
> Jerry McIntire
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