Re: Community Size [was Operating budget categories
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Thu, 7 May 2015 12:08:13 -0700 (PDT)
> On May 7, 2015, at 12:10 PM, Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah <welcome [at]> 
> wrote:
> I thought 24 households was pretty common, but Sharon says we're "one of the 
> smaller communities"-- I guess we were only typical of early communities; the 
> other two, still in progress, intentional communities in Port Townsend -- the 
> EcoVillage, and the new Quimper Village senior coho -- are also in the "20s" 
> for # of homes, though

It might be common and smaller too. Takoma Village is 43 units and Eastern 
Village a mile from us is 56 or 57. That is “larger”.

Early communities, I think, tended to be smaller but now if you want to build 
in urban areas, you need economies of scale.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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