Re: Getting started guide / FAQ?
From: Jean Foster (jean.l.fostergmail.com)
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:15:38 -0800 (PST)
Thanks for the great suggestions and offers of help and advice!  Looks like 
I'll be busy doing research over the next few months.  

One quick question: How long does it generally take to get a co-housing project 
completed from initial formation of a group to move-in?

-jean-

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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net>
> Date: Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 9:35 AM
> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Getting started guide / FAQ?
> To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org
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> 
> 
> Hello Jean!
> 
> Congrats on beginning your group and your upcoming adventure!  You’re going 
> to love it!
> 
> Have you read Creating Cohousing by Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrette?  
> That’s “The Bible.”  Read it cover to cover.
> 
> Have you checked out the CohoUS website?  Http://www.cohousing.org?  Lots of 
> good info there.
> 
> Check out the archives of this list serve — abundant material on organizing 
> your community.
> 
> Plan to attend the upcoming national conference in Durham, NC this May.   ALL 
> of you.  You’ll need a lot of bodies to cover the offerings at this 
> conference.
> 
> Also read Chris ScottHasen’s Cohousing Handbook.  Cover to cover.  I’m sure 
> all these books are available either through the author’s website or via 
> Barnes & Noble or Amazon.
> 
> You may also wish to purchase a book and DVD produced by Mid Atlantic 
> Cohousing targeted to developers looking to build cohousing.  It’s called:  
> Developing Sustainable  Neighborhoods for Today’s Housing Market.  Book and 
> DVD:  $25.00 including S&H.  You can get this through me.  Here’s link to 
> Youtube for an overview of the DVD:  
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYD2sv8LmOE    The video and book were 
> originally written and filmed but Zev Paiss and Neshama Abrahams.  The book 
> was lated edited and updated by Sharon Villines.  All three are contributors 
> to this list serve.
> 
> One last word of advice:   start working w/ a cohousing professional as soon 
> as possible.  You will save time, money and a whole lot of stressful, 
> sleepless nights if you do so.  Right in MA you have one of the best 
> professional cohousing teams available:  Krauss-Fitch architects:   
> http://www.krausfitch.com/
> 
> Have fun, Jean!
> 
> And keep us apprised of your progress!
> 
> Best --
> 
> Ann Zabaldo
> Takoma Village Cohousing
> Washington, DC
> Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
> Falls Church VA
> 703-688-2646
> 
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> On Jan 14, 2015, at 9:15 AM, Fred-List manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> 
> wrote:
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> > Jean Foster <jean.l.foster [at] gmail.com>
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> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a small group of people in Massachusetts who are interested in
> > creating a multi-gen, age-in-place co-housing community (on a lake!),
> > ideally off-grid, large organic garden,etc.  but none of us have any idea
> > where to start.  I was wondering if this list has ever compiled a getting
> > started guide or has a web-site or book to recommend for us?
> >
> > I'm looking forward to learning from and contributing to this list!
> >
> > best,
> > -jean-
> >
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