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Architectural review policies are generally hard to write, partly because we have very different housing experiences when we move into cohousing and partly because we don't know how to talk about architecture or colors.. The process touches on understanding how to live in a jointly owned or managed...
Views since 5/2014: 4,250
renewable energy technologies Use of natural resources such as sunlight, wind, water, ocean tides, hydrogen, biomass, or geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished, as sources for heat and power for use in buildings and communities. At the small scale of 1- 40 homes, we’re generally...
Views since 5/2014: 1,913
Outline: - Sustainability - View, Practice and Action - Conflict, Taking Whole, Forming - Social Drama
Views since 5/2014: 1,953
Daybreak – a sustainable Case Study The reality of building green Presentation by Grace H. Kim, AIA provided courtesy of Schemata Workshop for the 2008 National Cohousing Conference
Views since 5/2014: 2,259
design goal: to luxuriate in life (cold beer, warm shower), to live lightly on the land : design a compact building with a tight, well insulated envelope that responds to your climate, take advantage of everything you can, recognize your opportunities , control ventilation, design a right-sized...
Views since 5/2014: 2,146
I happen to be writing an article this month about my experience with designing a composting toilet facility for a nature preserve in southern Kentucky. So let me take a few minutes to summarize (sorry - it is long): Toilet systems that use water to carry the waste product away have recently come...
Views since 5/2014: 2,748
The best size and number of households seems to be one of the big challenges facing cohousing in America. Cohousing communities in Europe have shown over and again that the optimum size is not too big and not too small. Create a community that is too big and an institutional feel and sensibility...
Views since 5/2014: 3,237

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