[Greenbuilding] re What makes it Green? / cohousing
racheli at sonoracohousing.com
Mon Feb 16 15:22:03 CST 2009
They certainly are neighborhoods, but they do have some special
While people own their own houses, we own a fair amount of land in
common, which includes
a community garden (and some common chickens :)), a common house
(that, in the case of
Sonora cohousing includes a place for common cooking/dining; a common
guest room; crafts room;
exercise/teen room; common laundry facilities; kids room; workshop;
pool, hot-tub; common lawn,
and a fairly extensive landscaping.
While our site is less than 5 acres, the place seems spacious because
we don't have roads running through:
the parking lots are on the periphery, and the rest is car-free. It's
amazing the kind of different
feel this creates, and how much land it frees for better purposes.
Community decisions are made at community meetings, and we use
consensus as our decision-making
On Feb 16, 2009, at 2:06 PM, Corwyn wrote:
> David Bergman wrote:
>> I talk about co-housing communities in my CEU lectures, and often get
>> a rolling eyes response.
> We used to call them neighborhoods.
> Thank You Kindly,
> Topher Belknap
> Green Fret Consulting
> Kermit didn't know the half of it...
> topher at greenfret.com
> (207) 882-7652
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