Re: Straw Bale Home Seeks Community/ Green Minded! Concord Oasis
From: aamato (
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 16:16:01 -0700 (MST)
I am confused.  Is this person trying to sell a home?  Is it in a cohousing
community?  I finally figured out it is located in Concord, California. This
must have been written by a lawyer or someone with very poor writing skills.
Please clarify.
Happy Halloween, Cohousers!
Anna Amato
Takoma Village
Washington, DC (where I should be used to poorly written material by lawyers,
bureaucreats, and policy wonks, but alas, have yet to get used to this.)

Mark DeMaio <concord [at]>
is the author of the message below.
It was posted by Fred the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at]>
because the message included HTML ;      PLEASE do not post HTML, see
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The proponent for Concord Oasis Ecohousing (a proposed green retrofit
cohousing project) has moved out of the area and seeks to find green
community minded persons to assist in the divestment process for this
flexible floor plan, multiple household capabl e "single family home".
This hybrid environmental home demonstrates many green technologies,
including earthen floors and plaster, straw bale construction, light clay,
solar, non-toxic finishes, recycled lumber, etc. Discouraged with
marketing this unique structure through traditional avenues, the owner
seeks progressive stakeholders for this new home. The owner will consider
remaining financially involved as a member of the acquisition team (coop,
TIC, LLC, or other form of ownership TBD) or make other c oncessions with
persons or a group interested in making the highest and best use of this
structure from a green community and green building perspective. The owner
has interests in cohousing, community, new urbanism, ecoresorts, mountian
living and sports , green building, and cooperative models, including
"multi-place based community", and is in the process of setting up an
entity capable of acquiring and developing properties for this purpose.
Owner commits to donate a minimum of 0.5 % of the gross sales proceeds to
an appropriate green building or green community non-profit upon clear
referral as a charitable organization referral. (Please be clear about the
source at initial inquiry to ensure proper credit). "Asking price"
$499,950 (appraised at $549,0 00, recently reduced twice from initial
$569,000k asking price). Contact info:

Mark DeMaio, PE, Concord (CA) Oasis Ecohousing

530-694-9501(weekday eves), 925-687-2560(message), concord [at]

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