Re: Panama for Affordable Cohousing
From: Karen Sheldon (
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2013 14:36:12 -0800 (PST)
H John,

Happy to see your post on the l-list!!

Just a quick note that you have a typo in your link, need to add an l to vilage!

Did you ever get in touch with my friend Sarah in Panama (did I ever give you her info?)?


On 1/1/2013 5:30 PM, John Leet wrote:
We are in the feasibility phase of developing cohousing in Panama.  Things are 
cheaper here, and Panama is not a third world country.  It is a developing 

We hope to begin construction by the end of this year.  The cost of a 1000ft2 
home with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, with a large common house, a large swimming pool 
and land for much gardening and some food production, is projected at $175,000 
or less.

While there are issues here with building, they are different issues than those 
one encounters in the States.  Things can progress much faster.  Zoning, for 
instance, is very different, and one can pretty much do what one wants to do 
with one's land.

You can follow our progress by going to

For affordable cohousing, think outside the box and consider sunny Panama.

John Leet
206 792-9959
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