Re: Zoning patterns
From: Fred-List manager (
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 05:51:00 -0800 (PST)
FanningandCate <FanningandCate [at] VALLEY.NET>
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Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at]>
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Here at Cobb Hill Cohousing in Hartland, VT (where there is a unit for sale) we have
composting toilets and therefore, a much smaller-than-normal leach
field. Our community was built to explore ways to live more
sustainably and the composting toilets have worked out very well:
they do not smell, the system requires minimal maintenance, and we use
about 1/3 the water a community our size would use with regular
toilets. The selection of composting toilets was a deliberate choice
to reduce our environmental footprint, even though there is (for now)
plenty of water in the northeast.

Here is the website of our Phoenix toilets:

You will need to work with your state with regard to the leach field

Margaret Fanning

--- You wrote:
    Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2013 17:59:49 -0700
    From: Joyce Thompson <revjat [at]>
    Subject: [C-L]_ Zoning patterns
    To: cohousing-l [at]

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    Unlike urban areas, our water will come from wells, and septic
    systems will handle sewage.   This seems to be an unusual model for
    cohousing.  Have any of you created cohousing in a rural area with
    these kinds of systems?

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