Re: Multifamily conversion to Cohousing Community (Patrice Crotty)
From: Alan O'Hashi (
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2021 06:46:27 -0700 (PDT)
PatriceIn my view, you are on the right track. Retrofit cohousing is the 
configuration that is affordable to most people. As long as you have the 
following ingredients in your cohousing secret sauce:



-Neighbors commit to being part of a community for mutual benefit.


-Cohousing cultivates a culture of sharing and caring.



*Balancing Privacy and Community


-Cohousing neighborhoods are designed for privacy as well as community.


-Residents balance privacy and community by choosing their own level of 






-Decision making is participatory and often based on consensus.


-Self-management empowers residents, builds community, and saves money.




*Shared Values


-Cohousing communities support residents in actualizing shared values.

-Cohousing communities typically adopt green approaches to living.

Alan O

 Hello.  Has anyone converted a 2 or 4 family residential bldg into a
cohousing community, in just the one building?  Or would that then be
considered co-living?
Thank you, Patrice

Alan O'Hashi 
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