|Re: Sustainable Cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ron Ingram (ingramr88gmail.com)|
|Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:43:50 -0800 (PST)|
Sharon, Wow that was a quick turn around! Thanks for taking lead on this. And it's a heart warming thing you are doing knitting for baby animals and also probably therapeutic for you. How can I best contribute to this right now? I have never been part of this before but Im sure I have value to add. Nice start to the website! Ron On Fri, Jan 10, 2020, 12:46 PM Sharon Villines via Cohousing-L < cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> wrote: > I haven’t disappeared but need to take a few days off to clear my brain a > bit. I’m knitting for the rescued animal babies in Australia. A very nice > break. This site has all the information if you are so inclined. They don’t > need Koala mittens but still need bat wraps and Joey pouches. > > https://www.facebook.com/groups/arfsncrafts/ > > On low-income housing, I’ve gotten as far as setting up an email > discussion list and a website. > > sustainablecohousing [at] groups.io > > https://sustainablecohousing.org > > There are sign up forms on the website for the discussion group and to be > notified about website updates — and not much else. I’ve been working on > the design. The nav menu gives you and idea of what I’m thinking. Info on > construction techniques. Pages on developing communities. Personal stories. > Housing statistics — in history and around the world which can be very > enlightening and mind-changing. > > There is no intention of diluting the conversation on Cohousing-L. A > website provides a place to store information and a discussion list gives > people with the same goal, a place to find each other and share ideas. It > focuses the topic. Just like Cohousing-L focuses on cohousing. > > I would like the focus to be strictly in the range of trying to develop > ownership models at 50% of the median house price in the area. Not on > permanently subsidized housing. And not drifting up to "well, we tried but > …" It’s part of my conviction that you can’t do more than one thing at a > time. Building market rate housing is not the same as changing concepts of > “necessary” in order to address low-income and young people’s needs, and > saying no to expensive add-ons that creep in. > > One reason I would like to avoid the subsidized housing direction was > expressed in an article about Ashton Hayes, a small village in Cheshire, > that decided to go carbon neutral on their own. They did have expert advice > from a scientist at a local college and he measured and documented their > progress. They said they never asked the government nor any public agency > for support because it would dilute their focus. It would bring other egos > into the project — publicity as well. Too much energy would be spent on > government regulations and pleading, and not on just getting down to work. > > A website as a guide to government subsidies and other federally financed > schemes would be helpful but it would be deadly boring to assemble and > would take a staff of 500 to keep up to date. And resources like lawyers to > fight discriminatory programs. We could easily go off to the moon with no > housing ever getting built in our generation. > > Do sign up for the lists so you can keep up to date. I'll put up an > introduce yourself page soon. In the meantime, think knitted baby bird > nests. > > Sharon > —— > Sharon Villines > sustainablecohousing.org > sustainablecohousing [at] groups.io > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > > >
Sustainable Cohousing Sharon Villines, January 10 2020
- Re: Sustainable Cohousing Ron Ingram, January 10 2020
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