[Greenbuilding] re What makes it Green? / cohousing
zeroenergy at cox.net
Mon Feb 16 15:29:29 CST 2009
I went to Google Maps and looked at the satellite photo of the community.
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[mailto:greenbuilding-bounces at listserv.repp.org] On Behalf Of Racheli Gai
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2009 2:22 PM
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Subject: Re: [Greenbuilding] re What makes it Green? / cohousing
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 process.
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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