|Re: Truly affordable cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Greg Hope (g_hopeyahoo.com)|
|Date: Sun, 11 May 2008 13:38:07 -0700 (PDT)|
Greetings, Marganne. It's Greg in Washington at this end. Without diving too deeply into the affordability discussion, here are a couple suggestions in response to your questions below. At http://www.cohousing.org/mkt/marketplace you will see two categories of listings that might be of interest: "Cohousing Groups Seeking New Members" and "Land Seeking New Cohousing Group." The good people at Cohousing.org seem to be expanding their web offerings to better support communication between individuals and groups seeking a match. Of course, initiating this discussion thread on cohousing-l has been an effective step toward connecting with others having similar goals. In case you are not already familiar with this, I suggest a visit to http://directory.ic.org/records/?action=search&advanced=true where you can use IC.org's advanced search tool to identify intentional communities that may have some resonance with your vision. Neither of the above resources specifically address affordability. Although it is frequently addressed by cohousing communities, this might be outside the "conventional" definition of cohousing (perhaps Craig can speak to this subject from the Cohousing.org perspective). At IC.org the available search criteria are much more extensive, which is consistent with the great diversity in intentional community of which cohousing is only one form. The discussion that you have revived may be highlighting the need to expand on the "labor and money" criteria included in the IC.org search tool, or to develop and apply some definition of affordability. The case might simply be that affordability is already being achieved more frequently and effectively in other forms of intentional community (e.g., ecovillages) than in cohousing. <snip> Can you share some ideas about how to find potential members for this type of project? I know there are others out there like me -- a few on this list in different geographical areas. Personally, I haven't connected face-to-face with anyone over the past 4 years who wanted to get into cohousing, let alone low-cost projects. Perhaps list members and others in existing projects will know some people who would be interested? -- Cheers! Marganne http://cohousingsmallhomes.blogspot.com/ ____________________________________________________ --------------------------------- Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now.
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