Re: The popularization of the term Co-housing
From: Ann Zabaldo (zabaldoearthlink.net)
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:59:05 -0700 (PDT)
Hello!  What is the name of your eco-village and where are you located?

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington DC
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> On Oct 23, 2016, at 2:02 PM, Beverly Jones Redekop <beverly.jones.redekop 
> [at] gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> Our ecovillage "umbrella" includes cohousing for the residential piece,
> organic farmland, a riparian restoration zone, and a future commercial zone.
> 
> "The overwhelming number of cohousing communities are HOA Condos or Co-ops."
> How do other stratas (Canadian term that I believe is equivalent to
> American HOA) include the fact of cohousing in your legally-filed strata /
> HOA documents? We need to follow state/provincial regulations, but these
> legal papers shouldn't mislead purchasers into thinking that it's a regular
> strata.
> 
>> On Sat, Oct 22, 2016, 8:37 AM Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> 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


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