Our community consists of thirty-six private dwellings arranged as thirteen duplexes, two triplexes and a quad, clustered to foster neighborhood interaction and to preserve open space. There is a network of pedestrian paths in and around the community with vehicle parking at the periphery.
The homes have from one to three bedrooms, varying in size from 500 to 1,500 square feet. They are partially standardized, with limited customization to reduce building costs. Some site locations accommodate the construction of an additional room, expanding the range of options for units in those locations. All homes are individually owned and financed private residences.
• Unit 10 (500 SF middle triplex) — $154,500
• Unit 5 (500 SF downstairs Eco-flat with 280 SF expansion) — $212,000
• Unit 8 (500 SF upstairs non-expandable Eco-flat) — $173,000
• Unit 15 (1,500 SF duplex) — This unit differs from the previous three in that it already has a committed buyer. That buyer has indicated a willingness to move to a smaller unit if a family interested in joining the community requires something larger than what would otherwise be available. For more information on any of these units, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fully built, now for sale by current owner
• Unit 24 (1,300 SF duplex) — $349,900
For more info on this unit only, call 512-291-4338 or email email@example.com
The Common House
The Common House is crucial to the concept of cohousing. It is centrally located, so that residents regularly pass by on the way to and from their own homes, increasing their opportunities to interact with their neighbors. It provides the community with a focus for socializing and sharing. As cohousing has evolved over the past 20+ years, research has shown that that residents in communities with well-used common houses are happier with smaller private homes.
The well-equipped kitchen will be used for community meals, to be served in the large dining area on a regular basis. The dining area may also be used for meetings, workshops, presentations, etc. A children's play room is located near the dining area, so parents can participate in community functions without worrying about childcare. Older children will have their own space for homework and recreation. There is also a laundry and a root cellar, with spaces for arts & crafts, music, yoga, etc, under consideration. Guest rooms in the Common House lessen the need for individual homes to provide lodging for visiting friends and family. Office space may be made available so residents can share equipment and supplies typically found in individual homes.
Construction of our our Common House is now underway!