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Principles of co-housing




CasaColibri

Jul 11, 2017, 11:08 AM

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Principles of co-housing

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Hello, everyone. I'm the person who is interested in forming a co-housing project in Guanajuato. Thought it would be a good idea to give a brief explanation of co-housing. It's a relatively new and different concept in North America. The Guanajuato project will be modeled on the six principles outlined in the book "Senior Co-housing Handbook" by Charles Durret, a good read, if you're interested, available in paper or Kindle. A condensed version of the basics:

1.) Residents help organize and participate in the planning and design process and they are responsible as a group for final decisions.
2.) The physical design encourages a strong sens of community.
3.) Common areas are an integral part of the community, designed for daily use and to supplement private living areas.
4.) Residents manage the development-making decisions of common concern.
5.) There are not really leadership roles. The responsibilities for decisions are shared equally.
6.) Residents have their own primary incomes; the community does not generate income.

Those are the essentials. If you'd like to know more about the Guanajuato in particular, please contact me through this forum or at sisteregg@yahoo.com Thanks for reading!



CasaColibri

Jul 12, 2017, 9:45 PM

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Re: [CasaColibri] Principles of co-housing

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Sorry for the couple of typos in my original post. (Sticky keys or sticky brain!)

2.) The physical design encourages a strong sense of community.

And, near the end, "if you would like to know more about the Guanajuato PROJECT in particular....."[