Re: housing options- diverse can work
From: PattyMara (
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 14:26:17 -0700 (MST)
In a message dated 2/14/00 11:24:19 PM  marchpower [at] writes:

<< With all the attention spent
 on creating a wonderful Common House for community events and
 activites...wouldn't it be odd to ignore the same issues of space, light,
 and comfort in our individual homes?

A tried & true archival unit design would pay deep attention to space, light 
and comfort.  And if you start from such a place, then site-specific tweaking 
could alter it to create a good fit for your location.  

Is everyone ready for some California woo-woo?  I believe that the land we 
choose to live on has both subtle rand resonant energy.  Perhaps the land is 
choosing us, rather than the other way around.  All designs must take into 
account the spirit of the place.  A good site plan pays respect and attention 
to these energies.  

Tried & true archival designs for common house and individual homes can be a 
good starting point once a harmonious site plan is created.

OK, woo-woo transmission complete.

Patty Mara Gourley
Tierra Nueva, Cen. CA Coast, ancient sand dunes, Chumash seasonal hunting and 
gathering site, sage and lupine dune-meadow,  eucalyptus forest, organic 
avocado orchard, new zealand spinach sprawl and most recently, cohousing 

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