Re: The popularization of the term Co-housing
From: Beverly Jones Redekop (beverly.jones.redekopgmail.com)
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:26:09 -0700 (PDT)
Groundswell Cohousing at Yarrow Ecovillage in Yarrow, BC, Canada


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On Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 4:59 AM Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> wrote:

>
>
> Hello!  What is the name of your eco-village and where are you located?
>
> Ann Zabaldo
> Takoma Village Cohousing
> Washington DC
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Oct 23, 2016, at 2:02 PM, Beverly Jones Redekop <
> beverly.jones.redekop [at] gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Our ecovillage "umbrella" includes cohousing for the residential piece,
> > organic farmland, a riparian restoration zone, and a future commercial
> zone.
> >
> > "The overwhelming number of cohousing communities are HOA Condos or
> Co-ops."
> > How do other stratas (Canadian term that I believe is equivalent to
> > American HOA) include the fact of cohousing in your legally-filed strata
> /
> > HOA documents? We need to follow state/provincial regulations, but these
> > legal papers shouldn't mislead purchasers into thinking that it's a
> regular
> > strata.
> >
> >> On Sat, Oct 22, 2016, 8:37 AM Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> Hello Ty —
> >>
> >> My guess is this topic will get a lot of mileage on this list.  I’m just
> >> going to address a couple of things:
> >>
> >>
> >>> On Oct 21, 2016, at 1:09 PM, Ty Albright <tmalbright [at] verizon.net>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Is it Cohousing?
> >>> The following are not cohousing, they are penguins:
> >>>
> >>> Shared Housing / House Sharing
> >>>
> >>> Ecovillage
> >>
> >> The EcoVillage at Ithaca has THREE cohousing communities making up its
> >> EcoVillage.
> >>
> >>>
> >>> Any apartment or independent living type facility that has a management
> >>> company
> >>
> >> There are cohousing communities, including my own of Takoma Village,
> that
> >> use a management company.  It collects our HoA Dues, helps w/ our
> budget,
> >> pays our common bills and facilitates some of our very large maintenance
> >> projects.  Eastern Village in Silver Spring, MD, even has a cleaning
> >> company that cleans its CH.  Cleanest CH on the planet …
> >>>
> >>> Pocket Neighborhood
> >>
> >> Ross Chapin, author of POCKET NEIGHBORHOODS includes an entire chapter
> on
> >> cohousing in his foundational book.
> >>>
> >>> HOA Condominium or Cooperative (co-op) (these are forms of real estate
> >>> ownership)
> >>
> >> The overwhelming number of cohousing communities are HOA Condos or
> Co-ops.
> >>>
> >>> You can go to cohousing.org and see the most current consensus driven
> >>> definition of cohousing, but for evaluation purposes consider the
> >> following:
> >>
> >> I looked again at the “definition” of cohousing on Cohousing.org
> >>
> >> After 30 years, I think Chuck and Katie’s definition still stands the
> test
> >> of time so to speak:
> >>
> >> Small-scale village-like neighborhoods that cluster their private homes
> >> around a Common House. (Actually I think
>
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