|Re: SW Washington Cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Paul Harrington (pharringtonsouthhenry.com)|
|Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:39:07 -0700 (PDT)|
I think she is looking in the “other” SW Washington. The evergreen state :) > On Oct 17, 2017, at 6:47 PM, Thomas Lofft <tlofft [at] hotmail.com> wrote: > > On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 1:31 PM, Mary Baker, Solid Communications <mary [at] > solid-communications.com> wrote: > > We're looking at lifestyle choices for my 88-year-old Dad. He's lived on > this farm all his life but can't take care of it anymore. Ideally, he would > like to stay here, but we want to consider other options too. Frankly I'm > bored and lonely here, so if he does decide to sell, I'm thinking a cohousing > might be the best choice for both of us. Mixed-age cohousing with senior care > or amenities would be ideal. > Suggestions? > Mary > _________________________________________________________________ > > Mary, > > I am thinking one option is to solicit interest for developing your father's > farm as a new cohousing community, to bring in 30-40 new communitarian > households to take over care, maintenance and management of the farm and > property while they move through the rigors of new community development, > presuming that such may be possible in that location. > > Among many examples I might offer are Blueberry Hill Cohousing in Vienna, VA, > where the family developed a cohousing community on its organic vegetable > farm and built homes for four family members, kept the best agricultural land > for maintaining the farm, sold homesites to several other joiners and close > to 20 years later, it's still a thriving intergenerational cohousing > community and very active agricultural enterprise. > > http://www.potomacvegetablefarms.com/ > > Potomac Vegetable Farms<http://www.potomacvegetablefarms.com/> > www.potomacvegetablefarms.com > Organic farm offering subscription shares. News, recipes, and a description > of their produce. Vienna. > > > Another example is Liberty Village, MD which acquired a 27 acre rural area > historic homestead, the last remaining remnant of a 600 acre land grant from > the 1600's, financed it as an improved property instead of raw land, and > created a partnership of 23 households to co-develop the property as a > thriving cohousing community which now has 18 multigenerational homes, and > several younger newcomers who have moved in to join the remaining seniors of > the original settlers, revitalizing the community with 24 energetic > youngsters. All families are welcome here and we're moving forward to build > another ten new homes. Lots of space for gardens and wanderers. > > Tom Lofft > > Liberty Village, MD > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
SW Washington Cohousing Thomas Lofft, October 17 2017
- Re: SW Washington Cohousing Paul Harrington, October 18 2017
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