Our little community is bubbling along, with regular meals, meetings and gardening days. We are weathering the Covid-19 shelter-in-place order by bringing our own lunches and sitting in a wide circle in the courtyard both for our scheduled common meals and daily impromptu lunches. Luckily the weather has been mild, so we aren’t feeling isolated, thanks to living in this cohousing community.
We are currently five households. Our plans to expand have been on hold, waiting for approval from the city to finalize the conversion of four apartments into condominiums, so they can be sold individually instead of rented. This would move us in the direction of being a self-managed community of owners.
However, with city offices being closed, there is no telling when we’ll know whether the condo conversion will go through. Because of this indefinite delay, I would like to rent the empty one bedroom apartment, rather than keeping it in airbnb limbo any longer. If it becomes a condominium, the renter will have the option to buy it. It’s a lovely, small apartment with wood floors (Marmoleum in the bathroom), a large kitchen, new wiring and almost all new plumbing. It still has all the 1940 charm, and opens onto our courtyard.
The rent will be $2,000 a month, water and garbage included. Click on the Apartment Available! link for more details.