Re: Micro Living Units -- Affordable
From: David Heimann (
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 11:35:43 -0800 (PST)


Physically this looks like a regular 4-bedroom house or apartment, many of which exist. What makes it unique is the ability to fully lease (not a sublease nor a share of an overall lease) one bedroom of the place (including access to the non-bedroom portions).

        Accordingly, this can be implemented in many places!

David Heimann
JP Cohousing

Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 07:52:53 -0600 (CST)
From: Fred H Olson <fholson [at]>
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Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Micro Living Units -- Affordable
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On 22 Oct 2014 R Philip Dowds wrote:
Who says every individual or couple needs a private bathroom or
kitchen?  Well, we all do, that's the American way.

On 4 Nov 2014 Sharon Villines wrote:
There is also room of micro units for young people.
The 20-somethings.

These two thoughts reminded me of where my 20-something son lived
for a year while in college. It was a complex of units that had
4 bedrooms around a kitchen,dining/living room, laundry
and 2 bathrooms.  It had individual leases for each bedroom tho I
think many units were shared by people who knew each other before
sharing a unit.

All bedrooms have a large closet. (It also has 4 bedroom/4
bathroom and 2 bedroom/2 bathroom variants.)  See floor plans

I also remember an architect friend telling me years ago about his
inovation in more conventional apartments that had several large
bedrooms (rather than a 'master" bedroom with smaller bedrooms).

Inclusion of a unit intended to be shared might be an attractive
option of some.


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