|Re: Retrofit cohousing [was: Re: Approaches for Affordability...||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Patrice Crotty (patrice.activatecommunitygmail.com)|
|Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2021 13:47:55 -0700 (PDT)|
Very cool Fred! Yes, all are excellent points for discussion. Thank you!! Patrice Sent from my iPhone > On Oct 12, 2021, at 10:08 AM, Fred H Olson <fholson [at] cohousing.org> wrote: > > Patrice Crotty wrote: >> Will there be anyone talking about retrofitting into an existing >> neighborhood as an approach to affordability, since the people living there >> already own or rent their dwellings? > >> Thank you, Patrice > > Patrice, I do not know the answer to your question but it implies > something or at least suggests something that I think needs > clarification. > > Usually the people who join a retrofit cohousing community buy or rent > and move to an existing house in the community so their housing cost > reflects the current market for the area rather than the past market > for someone who bought earlier. Depending on the level of inflation > this can be substantial. > > Cohousing appeals to a relatively small percent of the population at > the current time. That is the items Alan cited are not a high > priority for most people currently. So the chances of many current > occupants of houses committing to be part of retrofit cohousing is > unlikely. > > Another aspect is that retrofit cohousing usually requires a long time > since usually expansion awaits houses coming up for sale or rent. > It also requires effective organizing to be ready to acquire houses > when they do become available. Retrofit cohousing is a great idea but > not without its own challenges > > Our block does not approach the level of communitas in cohousing but > we have great neighbors and outside of covid do some things together > as a "block club". This summer we have met twice in my front yard. > > Fred > > -- > Fred H. Olson Minneapolis,MN 55411 USA (near north Mpls) > Email: fholson at cohousing.org 612-588-9532 > My Link Pg: http://fholson.cohousing.org > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > >
Retrofit cohousing [was: Re: Approaches for Affordability... Fred H Olson, October 12 2021
- Re: Retrofit cohousing [was: Re: Approaches for Affordability... Patrice Crotty, October 17 2021
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