Re: Possible Cohousing/Permaculture based farm project near Ann Arbor, MI
From: Tom Smyth (tomsassafras.coop)
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2015 18:02:13 -0800 (PST)
Good advice! I also wonder about local government and zoning. Some
townships can be strict (which is a bummer) about number of residences per
lot, number of residents per residence, etc. I hope this is not an issue
for you all!

On 6 January 2015 at 20:20, Jerry McIntire <jerry.mcintire [at] gmail.com> 
wrote:

>
> Hi Vasi,
>
> That's an exciting prospect. I am a Michigander who is working on a similar
> project in Wisconsin.
>
> It sounds like you or a group of you have decided on a site plan for
> houses. Some people may like that. Many cohousers though want to be part of
> the planning and decision-making. That basic participation is one of the
> six key characteristics of a cohousing community.
>
> Do you already have land? How many acres?
>
> All the best wishes for your success!
>
> Jerry
> On Jan 5, 2015 6:26 AM, "Vasi Toneva via Cohousing-L" <
> cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> wrote:
>
> >
> > Hi Cohousing Lovers,
> >        We are brainstorming the possibility of a small Cohousing
> community
> > linked with a permaculture based farm.  Please forward this info to
> anyone
> > who may be interested...
> >
> >
> > Are you interested in growing your own food and stewarding the earth so
> > that it can be healthy and bountiful for our generation and generations
> to
> > come?  Do you dream of living in the country but also yearn for a strong
> > community?  Are you ready to commit to such a dream?   We are looking to
> > create a Small Cohousing community (8-10 families) / farmette on a piece
> of
> > land 30 minutes from Ann Arbor, close to the village of Dexter.  Each
> home
> > would be on a 2-3 acre piece of land and we would create common paths and
> > places for kids to play, as well as a common house.  It would take
> > significant resources and commitment from everyone involved to make this
> > dream a reality.  If you are interested, email hollowreed3 [at] yahoo.com or
> > call us at 720-442-1368.  We will be having a brainstorming meeting  on
> > Saturday, January 31 from 2:30-4:30 pm.  Please email or call the above
> > number to RSVP.  Hope to hear from you!
> >
> > Take care,
> >
> > Vasi
> >
> > Sent from my iPad
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