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Apartment for Rent and Covid-19 News

Posted on: March 20th, 2020 by
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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.

Condo Conversion Status: No Condo’s, this will remain rental cohousing

Posted on: April 18th, 2019 by
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Update: Below is a post from 2019, when we thought we would be able to convert our buildings to condominiums. However, we didn't complete the process in time, and the law has now changed.

Come and see the new look on our upcoming Open Continue reading the story "Condo Conversion Status: No Condo’s, this will remain rental cohousing"

What type of community will this be?

Posted on: November 15th, 2017 by
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People keep asking what sort of community I want. I tend to say “just cohousing”, but I will try to flesh that out.

More than anything, I want a community where people pull their weight. Where they take responsibility, where they worry about whether they're doing enough, rather than hoping someone else will pick up the slack.

A lot of the work that's required will be taking Continue reading the story "What type of community will this be?"

August gardening

Posted on: August 22nd, 2017 by
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We've been having great work days, with terrific people showing up and working in the garden. This month we planted more sedum, as part of the plan to experiment with various ground covers to compete with weeds. We also moved some thyme plants out from under the Chinese Pistachio tree, where they were struggling.WP_20170822_08_32_10_Pro[1]

Work Progress

Posted on: August 22nd, 2017 by
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Progress on remodeling, and converting to condominiums. (Note: condo conversion did not happen, so this is rental cohousing. But all the improvements mentioned here did happen!) The three homes that will be for sale are getting all new wiring and plumbing. 3124, the one bedroom, just got a combination heater and A/C unit in the living room. I wasn't planning on putting A/C anywhere, but Continue reading the story "Work Progress"

New Approach to Creating Cohousing for 2017

Posted on: December 18th, 2016 by
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I am dividing the process of creating cohousing in this apartment complex into two parts:

  1. I will be at the developer, maintain and improve the buildings, and sell homes to cohousing community members.
  2. I am looking for two households to buy the two units that will be available soon, and spearhead the community side of the project: meals, policies, membership, meetings etc.


I am looking for two households Continue reading the story "New Approach to Creating Cohousing for 2017"

Replacing pipes

Posted on: September 17th, 2016 by
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The story of replacing some old galvanized steel water pipes with copper.


I manage this 8 unit apartment complex, built in 1940, where we are gradually creating cohousing. It's not as old as a lot of the homes around here, which were built in the 20's, and so far the pipes are (mostly) holding up. The water pressure is good, so presumably there isn't too much Continue reading the story "Replacing pipes"