Re: Low-cost Cohousing
From: Ron Ingram (
Date: Sun, 3 May 2020 22:30:22 -0700 (PDT)
Brian....that's a good point. If cost isn't the real barrier, if it's legal
red tape and beaurocracy (excuse my bad spelling) then would we have to be
willing to "break or bend" a few laws to move this forward?

I understand there are building codes and restrictions for safety up to a
certain extent but beyond that, laws can be manipulated and used for the
priveleges of those who can afford the play the legal game at the expense
you can't.

On Sun, May 3, 2020, 10:20 PM Brian Bartholomew via Cohousing-L <
cohousing-l [at]> wrote:

>  > what group of potential cohousers will take advantage of this?
> There are plenty of "homeless" people who already are able to afford a
> tiny amount of home in the form of tent cities. But it's illegal for
> them to rent porta-potties, or build a shared toilet/shower building
> like a camping area. Illegal, not 'costs too much'. Soon there will
> be more homeless, after people who have been banned from working for a
> few months are evicted from their homes and cars by bankruptcy.
> Cost is a Red Herring. It was never about cost, it was about legal
> prohibitions. It only appeared like cost because cohousing
> self-developers could hire architects and real estate lawyers and so
> forth to press their case.
> Brian
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