Re: Owning and Renting in Cohousing [ was Diversity Problem
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2018 09:26:11 -0700 (PDT)
> On Aug 8, 2018, at 11:21 AM, Alan O'Hashi <adoecos [at]> wrote:
> the 220volt that i mentioned means kitchen. regardless of local zoning 
> ordinances, increasing density via retrofit under the radar is dicey. 

The  concept I meant was a whole unit that is designed for an owner in 
residence with pods designed to rent to individuals. Bed, small bathroom, 
microwave, small refrigerator, desk, chair, closet. One main entrance and as 
much access to the general areas as the owner is comfortable with. 

They are technically roommates. No separate entrances or wired kitchens.

My next door neighbor has a two bedroom two bath unit. 825 SF. One bedroom was 
separated from the rest of the apartment by a door. She had rented that room 
since 2000 for $800 a month. Now she could get $1,000. Her  roommates shared 
the kitchen and were welcome to use the living room but usually didn’t. They 
worked all day and often went away on weekends. Some participated in the 
community and others didn’t. 

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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