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Cohousing SF:Neighborhood Organizing for Sustainable Living Message Board › Prefab + out-of-the-box thinking

Prefab + out-of-the-box thinking

Candice K.
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San Francisco, CA
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Prefab is a eco-responsible construction method that has potential for savings on construction costs. Project Frog is a SF company demonstrating leadership in this area. Check out their award winning Hunters Point Community Center. http://www.projectfro...­

For you lovers of legos, here's an amazing DIY building solution from HIB-Systems in Germany. They are setting up a U.S. Manufacturing operation as we 'speak.': http://www.hib-system...­

I can't say if these methods are appropriate for a project such as what we are envisioning but I do know we are in the midst of an explosion of creativity and innovation in building sciences in the Bay Area. As San Francisco's very first cohousing development, it may serve us to position ourselves as an affordable housing demonstration project. As such, we may be able to attract players who are pushing the envelope of what's doable, not to mention innovative sources of funding, maybe even corporate sponsorship.

If there's one thing that's clear it's that it's going to take some out-of-the box thinking and hard work to bring this dream to fruition.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead
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