|who owns the common house?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Becca Brackett (ecbrackettcohousing.org)|
|Date: Mon, 7 May 2018 12:28:32 -0700 (PDT)|
Dear Cohousing-L community,I am wondering if any cohousing group has shared ownership of their common house with a community organization/non-profit.
The added expense of the commonhouse beyond the cost of the housing units being built seems to be putting the cost of buying a unit much higher than comparable accommodations. I wondered if any community has built a common house that is owned/financed by a non-profit organization, perhaps a daycare center, a church, a Senior daycare center, or a College that uses the facility by day making it available to the residents of the Cohousing at night and weekends.
I also think of all the colleges that have buildings Named for the donor of the money to build it- (or named for their choice of honoree.) This might be a way of having the community members who are well off, pay for a room in the common house - For instance I could finance the "Florence Bishop Johnson Music Room" in honor of my Maternal Grandmother who was a professional organist. If a non-profit owned the common house that could be a charitable donation. Of course if the Home-owners own the building it would not be.
Becca-- Becca Brackett: Bassett Creek Cohousing member, http://BassettCreek.us 612-588-9532 I am a retired MD, Unitarian Humanist! I am quilter, gardener, and naturalist.
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