Residents plan cohousing condos in downtown Santa Cruz: Walnut...

Sep 2, 2011 Full story: Santa Cruz Sentinel 10

The co-owners of Walnut Commons aren't looking for neighbors interested in just borrowing a cup of sugar or waving 'hello' as they pull out of their driveways.

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Jillian

Nevada City, CA

#1 Sep 5, 2011
Let's be honest, you probably don't know what cohousing is. But you know what a condo is, so add to all the private conveniences of your own home, the conveniences usually found in dorms and hotels, a nice living room and kitchen, and dining room that's open for all residents, optional group meals now and then, cooked by each other, for each other. Always having somebody to watch the game with....priceless. Sounds pretty rough right?

Learn a little more, give and gift a copy of Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities by Katie McCamant and Charles Durrett.

Spread the word.
Build it up.
Dave

Santa Cruz, CA

#2 Sep 5, 2011
Yeah right!! Until some "empowered goddess" feminazi moves in and decides that she's the supreme commander of the complex. Where can i pay 400 grand fer THAT!!!
Jillian

Nevada City, CA

#3 Sep 21, 2011
Dave wrote:
Yeah right!! Until some "empowered goddess" feminazi moves in and decides that she's the supreme commander of the complex. Where can i pay 400 grand fer THAT!!!
Everyone has an equal vote in these communities, so no one has the ability to create a fascist regime, not even a clueless a**hat like yourself.
Dave

Santa Cruz, CA

#4 Sep 21, 2011
Jillian wrote:
<quoted text>
Everyone has an equal vote in these communities, so no one has the ability to create a fascist regime, not even a clueless a**hat like yourself.
Or a stinking festering hatchet wound like you!
Donny B

Fairfax, VA

#5 Sep 21, 2011
Jillian wrote:
Let's be honest, you probably don't know what cohousing is. But you know what a condo is, so add to all the private conveniences of your own home, the conveniences usually found in dorms and hotels, a nice living room and kitchen, and dining room that's open for all residents, optional group meals now and then, cooked by each other, for each other. Always having somebody to watch the game with....priceless. Sounds pretty rough right?
Learn a little more, give and gift a copy of Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities by Katie McCamant and Charles Durrett.
Spread the word.
Build it up.
Let's be honest, you have a warped idea as to what constitutes good living. Communal living like that is doomed from the onset. It's bad enough if you're living with someone you want to live with. You obviously forget that forty-five to fifty percent of marriages end in divorce, and this being a case where two people "love each other" and vow to spend the rest of their lives together. What about the 960,000+ incidents of domestic violence each year? Yeah, build it up, Jillian. Let's see YOU live in an environment like that and see how long it lasts. You're NUTS, Jillian.
Jillian

Nevada City, CA

#6 Sep 21, 2011
Donny B wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's be honest, you have a warped idea as to what constitutes good living. Communal living like that is doomed from the onset. It's bad enough if you're living with someone you want to live with. You obviously forget that forty-five to fifty percent of marriages end in divorce, and this being a case where two people "love each other" and vow to spend the rest of their lives together. What about the 960,000+ incidents of domestic violence each year? Yeah, build it up, Jillian. Let's see YOU live in an environment like that and see how long it lasts. You're NUTS, Jillian.
I currently am living in Nevada City Cohousing. We don't share homes, everyone maintains a high degree of privacy, it's a similar setup to a condominium (legally it's exactly the same), and like a condominium we have some shared spaces (pool, hot tub, common house with kids rooms, guest rooms so you don't have to have extra rooms in your house). Cars are parked in garages and spaces to the outside so that we have more green space and pedestrian friendly paths (not to mention no headlights shining into your home at night).

I'd be happy to discuss it further with you. You can reach me at jbrooksmeister at gmail dot com
anchor babies

Aptos, CA

#7 Sep 21, 2011
another baby on the way!(overpopulation is a myth)none of calif-US or world problems are caused by overbreeding

anchors away!
George

Fremont, CA

#8 Sep 22, 2011
The problem with this is, that Santa Cruz is filled with Loons, all of whom have some screwball reason why they're "special", so laws and regulations don't apply to them. Like the cell-phone-yappers driving, but on a larger scale. Or some nutjob reason why only they are entitled to some special privilige.

It might work in other parts of the world, but not here!!!!

Wait till some patchouli-stenching idiot decides that burning incense everywhere is part of their "Freedom of Religion", so you haven't got the right to object to the smell.
cardboard condo

San Jose, CA

#9 Sep 22, 2011
liviní on welfare and i donít care
what the people think of me
iím liviní on welfare and i donít care
canít ya see

gettiní in the line down at the office
listen to them bitch and swear
down at the welfare office nobody really wants to care

will you hurry up, iím tired of waitiní

iím outside liviní in the cardboard condominium
liviní outside
freeziní cold

in the cardboard condominium

listen to me sweet sally
iím building a cardboard condo in your alley
canít you see that iím kind of cold
iím liviní outside, i gotta be bold

get the piece of plywood and lean it up against the fence
so they canít see
then you step out in the middle of the night in the alley and just take a pee
in the outside

iím freeziní
donít look at me you looky loos

outside in the cardboard condominium
cardboard condominium
cardboard condominium
cardboard condominium

get some plywood
get some cardboard and stick it underneath
get some plastic bags and cover the top
so they canít see
liviní outside
along the freeway
canít ya see our shacks from your car
weíre homeless can you see

outside in the cardboard condominium
cardboard condominium
itís a cardboard condominium
up in your face

panhandliní to get part of the booze
gotta panhandle
iím gettiní the shakes and itís cold outside
gotta sleep

in the cardboard condo
its a cardboard condominium
thereís not too many of them
its a cardboard condominium

itís the only way to live
when youíre trashiní on welfare
or panhandliní or liviní on the skids
its the way i live

can you dig it baby when we make love
in the cardboard condominium
ITR

Santa Cruz, CA

#10 Sep 22, 2011
Jillian wrote:
Let's be honest, you probably don't know what cohousing is. But you know what a condo is, so add to all the private conveniences of your own home, the conveniences usually found in dorms and hotels, a nice living room and kitchen, and dining room that's open for all residents, optional group meals now and then, cooked by each other, for each other. Always having somebody to watch the game with....priceless. Sounds pretty rough right?
Learn a little more, give and gift a copy of Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities by Katie McCamant and Charles Durrett.
Spread the word.
Build it up.
I don't need to read a book to know that this is a bad investment.

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