An RV Cohousing Community
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 12:09:56 -0800 (PST)
There is another list that discusses the importance of dark skies in urban 
areas. A companion list is for the formation of the Mirador, a community 
focused on Dark Sky advocacy with an education center etc. Included they are 
planning an RV park and rental units for short stays and a cohousing community 
directed to those who want to live under dark skies and will probably work in 
the educational center and observatory. If you want to 

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I’m passing on the content of one thought about planning options.

> I'm attaching a quick-and-dirty idea I came up with for a tiny RV port 
> duplex.  It's a 900 square foot plan found on 
> <> and it's sold as a kit, which is not ideal 
> because I don't think it needs to be quite that big and we'd want more 
> windows/doors.  But it's a start.   The carport would be long enough to 
> shelter an RV and a car.  The driveway would be pull-through.   Perhaps the 
> carport, as drawn, could have a power-generating windmill in the gable!
> The drawing shows the RV carports in-between the two houses, but the houses 
> could also be next to each other with separate carports on the outside and a 
> narrow service alley in-between the houses to get to the plumbing easily.  
> Perhaps a fireplace shared by both houses--cleanable from the service alley.

It’s an interesting discussion. Looking for space in western Texas and New 
Mexico. Something about the skies there.

Sharon Villines
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