Re: Design without cohousing expertise
From: Ann Zabaldo (zabaldoearthlink.net)
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 07:34:24 -0700 (MST)
I'd love to hear these responses -- please include me in your response if
you don't post to the whole list.  This could be a fascinating thread!  Ann
Zabaldo

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lydia & Ray Ducharme" <ducharm1 [at] cadvision.com>
To: "Multiple recipients of list" <cohousing-l [at] freedom2.mtn.org>
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2000 11:12 PM
Subject: Design without cohousing expertise


> Hi all,
>
> We are trying to decide if we should hire cohousing design experts to
assist
> with our design.  We have a very good local architect who has his Masters
in
> cohousing.
>
> What we'd like to know is for those groups that did not hire cohousing
> expertise, how do you feel about that decision, in retrospect.
>
> Thanks very much for taking the time to respond...it's much
appreciated!!!!
>
> Lydia
> WholeLife Housing
> Calgary, Canada
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Raines Cohen <coho-L [at] raines.com>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <cohousing-l [at] freedom2.mtn.org>
> Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2000 11:14 AM
> Subject: Re: Cohousing ,Class distinctions and banks
>
>
> > Catherine Harper <tylik [at] eskimo.com> wrote on 1/10/00 9:13 AM:
> >
> > >> Some cohousing communities, such as the one I live in, have rental
> > >> spaces, but the rentals exist and are controlled by the home owners.
> > >
> > >I was just reading about the...  Danish, I think, community that
> consisted
> > >of half goverment subsidized rental units and half owned units.  I keep
> on
> > >hearing about groups in this country that are trying for something
along
> > >those lines, but less about ones that succeed.  Shall I assume that the
> > >outcomes are not for the most part encouraging?
> >
> > Note that the list is dominated by groups of all types that are trying
to
> > do things, in the early stage...  most groups that are later in the
> > development process are so focussed/overwhelmed/exhausted that they tend
> > not to post as much, and those that are moved in (i.e. have succeeded)
> > don't care as much, have to deal with daily community life, etc. So keep
> > in mind that what you see here is not a fully representative sample of
> > what's out there, in progress and done.
> >
> > Old Oakland CoHousing is part of a project (Swan's Market) that includes
> > subsidized rentals, but for a variety of legal, financial and
> > complexity-management reasons the rental units are not technically part
> > of the CoHousing project. But we were able, despite value engineering,
to
> > preserve some elements that encourage interaction and shared space
> > (effectively, a common backyard after hours) in this tight-packed urban
> > environment. And we do intend to get to know our neighbors well enough
to
> > invite some to join some common meals or perhaps an affiliate/associate
> > sort of membership.
> >
> > Raines
> >
> > Raines Cohen <coho-L [at] raines.com> <http://www.swansway.com/>
> > Recovering from Macworld Expo this week.
> >
> >   Member, Old Oakland [CA] Cohousing at Swan's Market
> > Where we've got rates locked and are finalizing mortgage-loan details.
> >
> >   and Member, East Bay Cohousing [no site yet] <http://www.ebcoho.org/>
> > Which approved a budget without a TCN membership - can people help me
> > convince 'em to join?
> >
> >
> >
>
>

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