Category: Co-housing

Paradise future? Part 2, operations

12 January, 2009 (10:16) | Chapter 40B, Co-housing, Concepts in housing, Housing, Innovations, Local issues, Massachusetts, Tenure, Zoning and land use | 6 comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   Yesterday’s exploration of the interesting experiment of co-housing, based on a sympathetic Boston Globe account, had reached the point of a completed development, using as an anti-snob crowbar the powerful lever of Massachusetts’ Chapter 40B law to produce a development that the founders swear up down and sideways ‘will’ […]

Paradise future? Part 1, development

9 January, 2009 (10:22) | Chapter 40B, Co-housing, Housing, Innovations, Local issues, Massachusetts, Tenure, Zoning and land use | 1 comment

The older I get, the less faith I place in future-tense verbs.   Character is what you are in the dark   Thus it was with a fair dose of jaundice that I read a sympathetic Boston Globe account of a new approach to affordable housing, co-housing:   Co-housing?  Bah, humbug!   The idea started […]