|Re: The popularization of the term Co-housing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ann Zabaldo (zabaldoearthlink.net)|
|Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:37:41 -0700 (PDT)|
Hello Ty — My guess is this topic will get a lot of mileage on this list. I’m just going to address a couple of things: > On Oct 21, 2016, at 1:09 PM, Ty Albright <tmalbright [at] verizon.net> wrote: > > > Is it Cohousing? > The following are not cohousing, they are penguins: > > Shared Housing / House Sharing > > Ecovillage The EcoVillage at Ithaca has THREE cohousing communities making up its EcoVillage. > > Any apartment or independent living type facility that has a management > company There are cohousing communities, including my own of Takoma Village, that use a management company. It collects our HoA Dues, helps w/ our budget, pays our common bills and facilitates some of our very large maintenance projects. Eastern Village in Silver Spring, MD, even has a cleaning company that cleans its CH. Cleanest CH on the planet … > > Pocket Neighborhood Ross Chapin, author of POCKET NEIGHBORHOODS includes an entire chapter on cohousing in his foundational book. > > HOA Condominium or Cooperative (co-op) (these are forms of real estate > ownership) The overwhelming number of cohousing communities are HOA Condos or Co-ops. > > You can go to cohousing.org and see the most current consensus driven > definition of cohousing, but for evaluation purposes consider the following: I looked again at the “definition” of cohousing on Cohousing.org After 30 years, I think Chuck and Katie’s definition still stands the test of time so to speak: Small-scale village-like neighborhoods that cluster their private homes around a Common House. (Actually I think this is Don Lindeman’s text — former editor of “Cohousing" sadly now deceased — but it captures the definition). Plus: 1. Input into the design 2. Management by the residents 3. Architecture that supports a sense of community 4. Co-ownership of a lot of common property Some folks add: 5. Purposeful separation of the car 6. Some form of collaborative decision making. After rereading the current consensed on definition on Cohousing.org … uh …um … I think Katie and Chuck’s is better. > > > > Cohousing involves aspects of: 1). Design and 2). Intentional Community > > > > Design includes the creation of a physical environment that maximizes the > opportunity for humans to encounter each other, which will in turn maximize > the opportunity for human interaction and the creation of community. This > includes permanent construction private homes (which affords privacy), > shared community space and infrastructure. A typical feature is a common > house for residents to gather together and share meals. Resident > participation in the design is optimal. > > > > Intentional Community includes the concept that all residents in a community > agree to be good neighbors. This includes the concept of self-governance / > management, individual economic investment and independent income (it's not > a commune nor free government housing), The FIC collects a lot of information on all types of intentional communities which includes income sharing communes. > and the willingness to participate > in community building activities including such things as common meals and > conflict resolution. > > > > The term Cohousing is a contraction of collaborative and cooperative and > housing. The "co" suggest in working with others. > > > Ty > > Ty Albright Project Management > Little Red Hen LLC > 214-336-7952 > <mailto:tmalbright [at] verizon.net> tmalbright [at] verizon.net > <http://www.linkedin.com/in/tmalbright> www.linkedin.com/in/tmalbright As I said Ty — we’re going to have some dynamic conversations on this topic. I look forward to reading them. > Best -- Ann Zabaldo Takoma Village Cohousing Washington, DC Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC Falls Church, VA 202.546.4654 A friend recently told me I was delusional. I nearly fell off my unicorn.
- Re: The popularization of the term Co-housing, (continued)
- Re: The popularization of the term Co-housing R Philip Dowds, October 22 2016
- Re: The popularization of the term Co-housing Ann Zabaldo, October 22 2016
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