|Area desireability in developing cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 06:56:03 -0700 (PDT)|
Jerry's messages about the demise of Stone's Throw Ecovillage in Viroqua, Wisconsin got me to wondering about the experience of other cohousing attempts in rural areas. Then I got to thinking about our attempts here in north Minneapolis which I often describe as 'on the wrong side of the tracks' ie. an area that is less desireabile - lower income, fewer amenities, lower walking score etc. Fewer people interested in cohousing are interested in living here. But as a result the cost of land and housing is lower here. Location desireability probably makes recruiting people for cohousing easier but to me it seems lower costs should make developement easier. If you have a commited group that agrees on a less desireable (to the general population at least) location it can happen. It might result in a smaller community. I can think of one example that this might describe. I'm curious about other community's experience on this dimension. BTW it seems to me that we now have lots of pros that can help with development. Do we have comparable help with recruiting people, particularly an initial core group? Some (many?) of us dont posees the skills and personality to be good recruiters. Fred -- I support Bernie Sanders for President Fred H. Olson Minneapolis,MN 55411 USA (near north Mpls) Email: fholson at cohousing.org 612-588-9532 My Link Pg: http://fholson.cohousing.org My org: Communications for Justice -- Free, superior listserv's w/o ads
- Area desireability in developing cohousing Fred H Olson, September 15 2015
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