Bloomington, INUSA 47401
March 4, 2012
I have visited Sunward, Great Oak, & Touchstone in Ann Arbor several times, and was even on Sunward's waiting list. Now I'm looking for many fewer sq ft. I would prefer at least some of the units to be 'limited equity', preferably the entire project. Best example of this would be http://www.santarosacreekcommons.org/ a Coop community founded by a coalition of Friends and Unitarians back in the 80s and still going strong. This type of legal structure helps the community to be affordable to future generations, keeps it strong. I love the idea of green solar homes, especially "solargons", constructed with SIPs for great savings, that could be arranged like the ones shown here: http://www.ics-rm.net/en/index.php?p=projects&id=6 (Just page-down 3 times to see one arrangement) and further, to learn more, see a sample floor plan. These octagonal homes can withstand wind better, are visually interesting, use less framing to contain same sq ft., can be nested for less exposure.
hi, I'm a long time friend of cohousing. A favorite one is http://www.sunwar... 2008 changed my plan. Now, I would be happy in a private bedroom within a shared Cooperative House. If it was in a cohousing community, that would be a plus!