Mini Cohousing in NC and potential site in Mass
From: Whitney Schmidt (
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 09:15:18 -0700 (PDT)
I was so glad to see these posts.  My family and I lived in an intentional 
community with a large farmhouse and 3 standalone houses in Silver Spring, 
Maryland.  We shared child rearing some, meals 4 times a week (and a kitchen - 
I highly recommend everyone have at least some kind of private kitchen space).  
I would not have been able to adopt my daughter if we had not lived there at 
the time.

We moved on to Massachusetts, and purchased a property with which we hoped to 
develop the same.  It's riverfront on the southcoast, near Onset, Mass. 
surrounded by maybe 50 - 100 acres, with a flat, cleared area adjacent and 
owned by the town that we always hoped to use as community garden.  Chickens 
and small livestock could easily be had, and the neighbors are easy - and share 
our vision.  They own some of the surrounding land, as well, so make good 
neighbors for such a project!

It has become necessary for us to move to North Carolina, so my post is two 

1.  Our property is available, and if anyone is interested in doing a mini 
cohousing project we'd love to talk - even maybe take part, as I am involved in 
town government and might be able to facilitate process by providing contacts 
and procedural information.  There are lots of options.  Email me for our 
website and details (seems like posting it here while it's on the open market 
might be not within the guidelines?)

2.  We are looking for such a project in North Carolina, Raleigh - Chapel 
Hill-ish area.  I know there are quite a few communities in that region, and 
even a home or two for sale there.  We'd like something slightly smaller, I 
think (but we are not done evaluating, and are open to possibilities).  Anyone 
else out there looking for such a thing in that area?  We are garden-and-animal 
centered, woodworking homeschoolers.  I would so love to find other 
homeschooling families interested in the same thing - but it isn't a necessary 

Thanks so much!


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