|Re: who owns the common house?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ann Zabaldo (zabaldoearthlink.net)|
|Date: Mon, 7 May 2018 20:04:35 -0700 (PDT)|
Becca — Nomad Cohousing in Boulder shares its CH w/ a community theatre. You might contact Zev Paiss at this email address: Zev [at] AbrahamPaiss.com If you are going to share your CH with an organization such as a daycare center or Sr. center … your costs just skyrocketed because these kinds of facilities have very strict rules on architecture and engineering. Lots of rules to follow … It’s really an order of magnitude above a “clubhouse” or community building designation. Also … if your group is forming the non-profit then the group cannot profit from the non profit status. In other words, we can’t use a non profit to shield benefits to community members unless the NP is wholly owned and operated outside of the membership. And even then I’d be cautious. Now, if you want to be a CHURCH … that’s totally different! Our Lady of the Common House has a nice ring to it … Best -- Ann Zabaldo Takoma Village Cohousing Washington, DC Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC Falls Church, VA 202.546.4654 As long as you have two or fewer … your ducks are always in a row. The Covert Comic > On May 7, 2018, at 3:29 PM, Becca Brackett <ecbrackett [at] cohousing.org> > wrote: > > 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. > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://l.cohousing.org/info > > >
- who owns the common house? Becca Brackett, May 7 2018
- Re: who owns the common house? Sharon Villines, May 7 2018
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