Re: Retrofit cohousing list / at conference
From: Richard L Kohlhaas (rlkohlearthlink.net)
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:48:45 -0700 (PDT)
Retrofit could be further divided into single family and multifamily 
residential.  

On 27 Mar 2015 at 8:25, Fred H Olson wrote:

> 
> I'm still looking for more suggestions about retrofit cohousing
> communities. Thanks for the suggestions I have received. I've
> incorporated them as well as other details in the list in an
> improved
> format with links to details for most communities at ic.org.
> 
> The revised list is accessable via:
> http://mn.cohousing.org/retrofit/
> 
> Anyone know of others?  Outside the US?
> 
> We are still pondering the retrofit terminology ... again.
> Here is my current thinking that would cover most approaches
> tho there are plenty that are various hybrids of these:
> 
> type        subtype                            example
> retrofit    over time in existing housing      N Street Cohousing
> retrofit    at once   in existing housing      San Mateo
> Ecovillage
> retrofit    of a non-housing structure         Swans Market
> 
>     (Note that   we could add: )
> New built   at once                            most US communities
> New built   over time (Lot Development model)  Sharingwood
> 
> Also note that the current Status (without retrofitting) would
> still
> be relevant to the above (forming... completed)
> 
> For the workshop we are mostly interested in
> retrofit    over time in existing housing  like N Street Cohousing
> 
> Fred
> 
> On Sun, 22 Mar 2015, Fred H Olson wrote:
> 
> > 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?
> 
> --
> Fred H. Olson  Minneapolis,MN 55411  USA        (near north Mpls)
>      Email:        fholson at cohousing.org      612-588-9532
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