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 […]

Geographical bachelors

19 February, 2007 (10:31) | Boston, Co-housing, Families, Workforce housing |

O those lovable legislators!      Itinerants, bindlestiffs, and navvies: all following the money to the jobs    In an episode more worthy of MTV’s Road House than the august Boston Globe, Alex Beam profiles the slovenly and substandard housing conditions confronting those itinerant laborers who come to the Big City for work:   WASHINGTON […]