How Much Land is Needed to Develop a Cohousing Community?
by Lynn Englund
When I first became interested in cohousing, one of the questions I had was: how much land would a cohousing group need to purchase in order to develop their community? I’ve learned that it depends on several factors, including the values and lifestyle that a cohousing community desires, the amount of money the group can pull together, and the zoning regulations of the municipality.
For example, a community that values extensive green space and gardens probably will seek more land than a community that values living Continue reading “Housing density and housing-unit cost”
When and how does a core group start figuring out the location of their future community?
A fast-track local group is forming to bring experienced cohousing architect Chuck Durrett and his associates to the Twin Cities for an intensive weekend-long “Getting It Built” workshop.
Anyone who is interested in being involved in creating a cohousing community sooner rather than later is encouraged to express interest by emailing the address below. Details will be provided to you. The goal of the workshop: to vet and explore the possibilities of a particular site for a cohousing community. Tentative dates for the workshop are Mar. 4-5, 2017.
If you are interested, you MUST email John Kalmon email@example.com to get all the details and receive updates. Include your name, phone number and comments/questions.
The information you provide to John will only be shared with Durrett, The Cohousing Company associates, and the other individuals who sign up.
Please share this information with others who might be interested in the workshop.
For the next Twin Cities Cohousing Network gathering, our star kitchen crew will cook another group meal, cohousing style. Our meal will again be followed by an update from the local cohousing core groups, other announcements, and then a story circle session at each table.
For details and to register, click here.
Please note that registration and payment in advance is strongly encouraged so that the cooks know their budget and how many to plan for. Cost covers food and a share of the room rental. There is a maximum charge for families to make it easier to bring your children.
Also, if you’d possibly like to join the cooks for chopping, baking, and other kitchen tasks, and are able to arrive around 4 pm, please contact Becca to get the details.
ecbrackett [at] cohousing [dot] org