Re: Denmark Cohousing [Was Innovative Models for Independent, Assisted and Full Care Homes
From: R Philip Dowds (
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:54:16 -0700 (PDT)
The stunningly beautiful Durham Central Park Coho is of course a demonstration 
of how urban, apartment-style cohousing can hit one out of the park.

Philip Dowds
Cornerstone Cohousing
Cambridge, MA

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> On Jun 25, 2015, at 12:25 PM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at] 
>> wrote:
> I was struck by a presentation at the Cohousing Conference on cohousing in 
> Denmark that the communities were much more like tall apartment buildings 
> just like most of the American condos. 
> They had gardens maintained by residents which our condos don’t normally 
> have. Residents are required to spend 4 or so hours a month on community 
> support and maintenance, including gardening.
> They also have elevators which many or our cohousing layouts can’t support -- 
> not enough floors to justify the cost. But lack of an elevator is a major 
> restriction for anyone with a temporary or permanent disability, older people 
> for whom stairs are often difficult (hard on the hips), and anyone with a 
> stroller, shopping cart, basket of laundry and one hand on a toddler.
> Sharon
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> Sharon Villines
> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
> <>

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