Re: Denmark Cohousing [Was Innovative Models for Independent, Assisted and Full Care Homes
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Tue, 29 May 2018 21:08:21 -0700 (PDT)
Hey!  I think both Takoma Village Cohousing in DC which is a densely developed 
urban “residential” site (43 homes on 1.43 acres) and Eastern Village Cohousing 
(56 homes on 1/3 acre) which is really, truly, densely developed site also “hit 
them out of the ball park!”

And I would add to that Swan’s Market in Oakland CA — gorgeous cohousing 
community residing atop the rehabbed Oakland market, Cambridge Cohousing in 
Cambridge, MA is another urban community.  Lots of urban cohousing in TALL 
apartment like condo buildings …

Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church, VA

As long as you have two or fewer … your ducks are always in a row.  The Covert 

> On Jun 25, 2015, at 12:54 PM, R Philip Dowds <rpdowds [at]> wrote:
> 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
> mobile: 617.460.4549
> email:   rpdowds [at] <mailto:rpdowds [at]>
>> 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
>> ----
>> Sharon Villines
>> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
>> <>
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