Re: Lot development walkability [was: Getting started ...
From: Jerry McIntire (
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 08:42:13 -0800 (PST)
Muriel has hit the nail on the head. The local market largely determines
the housing mix. We are in an entirely rural area and small lots are a big
step for most people here. Still, we plan to put all 15 houses on less than
4 acres and to have a few plexes. Proximity and the common house will
foster plenty of interaction.


Jerry McIntire
Stone's Throw Ecovillage, in the heart of Wisconsin's beautiful Driftless

On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 10:47 PM, Muriel Kranowski <murielk [at]> wrote:

> I suspect you're right, Fred, that lot-development cohousing isn't as
> densely built. We have a mix of duplexes, single-family houses, and a small
> row of narrow townhouses. Buildings (whether single, duplexed, or the
> townhouse row and its neighboring houses) are about 20 feet apart. We're on
> three "streets" that converge on common areas including the CH.
> You have to build what your local housing market will support. This is a
> semi-rural college town and most non-students want a house with some land
> around it. I don't know if we could have succeeded with all contiguous
> units or flats. But we may well be a little bit less "cohousy" than more
> compact communities.
>    Muriel at Shadowlake Village, Blacksburg VA
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