Re: Contents of Cohousing - attracting buyers
From: Mac Thomson (
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2020 13:52:00 -0800 (PST)
Our mantra goes something like…

Our vision is to build a dream community, not dream homes, …, but BTW, we 
happen to have built gorgeous, environmentally responsible homes.

Mac Thomson

Heartwood Cohousing
Southwest Colorado

"It is a worthy thing to fight for one's own freedom; it is another sight finer 
to fight for another man's."
                - Mark Twain

> On Oct 31, 2020, at 11:40 AM, Martie Weatherly <mhweatherly [at] 
>> wrote:
> You sell the community before you sell the house. Whether on a tour or at an 
> information meeting, you sell the characteristics of cohousing - caring for 
> your neighbors, working and playing together, making decisions together, why 
> the houses are clustered, the use of the common house, etc. If people are 
> more interested in having their dream home, they probably don't see the value 
> of cohousing. 
> If they see the value of cohousing, the house is not the most important 
> thing. 
> Martie Weatherly
> Liberty Village 
> Frederick MD
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: CJ Q <homeschoolvideo [at]>
>> Sent: Oct 28, 2020 11:32 AM
>> To: cohousing-l [at]
>> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Contents of Cohousing - attracting buyers
>> Hi all,
>> I was wondering how is the best way to show a house.  Seems like some of
>> the people who are interested in cohousing, come to see the neighborhood
>> and want out for small reasons - no fire place, not enough storage in the
>> house, don't like the view of the storage barns, porches messy (i.e. lived
>> in), or they don't like the price.
>> I'm wondering how do you get someone up to speed if they weren't around for
>> all the meetings and preparation to build the community? All suggestions
>> and thoughts are welcome and you can always just email me if you like.
>> Thanks in advance!
>> Carol
>> Emerson Commons, Crozet, Virginia
>> house for sale or rent
>> homeschoolvideo [at]
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