Re: Retrofit cohousing list / at conference
From: Jerry McIntire (
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:33:52 -0700 (PDT)

Arboretum Cohousing is to a small degree retrofit, they kept a few houses
that were on the property when they built the large new building.

Village Cohousing, also in Madison, Wisconsin retained most of the houses
on a city block and added more units. They should be on your list.


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

On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 6:19 PM, Fred H Olson <fholson [at]> 

> Kevin Wolf and I will be doing a workshop at the May conference about
> retrofit cohousing which has been discussed here many times over the
> years. (NOTE: by "retrofit cohousing" we mean existing housing that is
> evolving so residents relate like in cohousing - NOT reconstruction of
> a building to form cohousing.)
> In preparation I am trying to put together a list of retrofit cohousing
> communities.  (Unforunately not all are listed in the directory or are
> not listed as "retrofitting".  Below is my current list of existing
> communities including some that resemble or incorporate some retrofit
> cohousing.  Do you know of others?
> (This list is from which also includes
> communities I think are defunct and details including whether
> they were listed in the directory at 5 points since 1997. It also has links
> to info about communities not in directory.)
> 5-plex at Halcyon Commons   CA Berkeley       **
> Kingfisher on Brookdale     CA Oakland
> Los Angeles Eco-Village     CA Los Angeles
> Mariposa Grove              CA Oakland
> N Street Cohousing          CA Davis
> New Brighton Cohousing      CA Aptos
> Renaissance Village Homes   CA Sacramento
> San Francisco Backyard ...  CA San Francisco
> San Mateo Ecovillage        CA San Mateo
> Temescal Creek Cohousing    CA Oakland
> Triple Point Cohousing      CA Oakland
> Mayfair village of Denver   CO Denver
> Green Acres Nbhd Ecovillage IN Bloomington
> Genesee Gardens Cohousing   MI Lansing
> Homewood Cohousing          MN Minneapolis    **
> Dorothy Day Cohousing       MO St. Louis      **
> Terra Firma Drummond Coho   ON Ottawa
> Kailash Ecovillage          OR Portland
> On Going Concerns           OR Portland
> Arboretum Cohousing         WI Madison        **
> Fred
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