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Bloomington, IN

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March 4, 2012

What is your experience in or of cohousing, intentional community, communal living?

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 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: (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!

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