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Vision and Suggestions

Jessica
user 14356183
Charlotte, NC
Post #: 1
It was mentioned at the last Meetup that people should start making their ideas and desires known. I think this is the place to do it; so if you have an idea of what you would like to incorporate into this co housing venture, please reply and start the discussion. It was nice to meet all of those I interacted with yesterday!

Some that were mentioned already:

Self sufficient as possible
-renewable energy: solar, kinetic (bicycle generators) and possible hydro
-permaculture garden
-aquaponics

Common Areas
-kitchen
-dining area
-sitting area
-children's playroom?
-laundry?
-workshop?
-library
-exercise room
-crafts room?
-guest rooms?
-bike share

What about parking? Will there be shared cars?
Ryan M
ryan112ryan
Charlotte, NC
Post #: 70
For the common house I like what Jessica said and then add these suggestions

  • Big kitchen and dining space
  • Co-working space/small meeting room
  • I'd second the workshop, laundry and guest rooms
  • Movie room: projector/screen, super comfy furniture


On the property I'd love to see

  • Central court yard that houses are built around
  • Community garden area, a few chickens, maybe bees
  • Little gardens/green spaces throughout


There is a designer who's neighborhoods I really like his name is Ross Chapin you can see his pocket neighborhoods here: http://www.rosschapin...­
Ryan M
ryan112ryan
Charlotte, NC
Post #: 72
Oh also I have seen a lot of the neighborhoods that have the parking set off to the side, so that you have to get out and walk through the center courtyard to get to the house. I think this would help build community and keep the cars out of sight, make it look clean. There should be some plan for access when someone needs to move or have big delivery.
A former member
Post #: 23
Or has mobility (bad back, bad, knees, etc.) issues
Linda F.
A former member
Post #: 24
Also agree that Ross Chapin has great designs & communities. smile
Linda F
Ryan M
ryan112ryan
Charlotte, NC
Post #: 73
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