Forming Formed: 2011
This page last updated:9/28/2012
Albuquerque, New Mexico,
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Started by 2 aging boomers with experience in the real estate and green building fields who want to live in an environmentally and socially responsible, sustainable cohousing community. We've had a core group since early 2011. We formed a partnership with an architect friend to purchase and develop our irrigated 1+ acre infill community in Albuquerque's verdant north valley, next to our food coop. We have almost half our community of 10 homes committed, but have room for 4 or 5
other co-housers. Still in design phase, would like to start construction by January, 2013. Our homes are small--800 to 1200 sq. ft. and are highly energy efficient. We have rehabbed the original farmhouse, part of which is being converted to our community space and guest suite. New homes will be clustered around a courtyard, parking is in carport row near our huge community garden. All owners are members with one vote per owner, entire membership serves as the HOA Board, and all work in committees to organize activities, manage and maintain the community. Decision-making is be modified consensus--- we are training in Dynamic governance. Our focus has been on having a thoughtfully designed, supportive community of singles and partners who will thrive in a nurturing, diverse and inspiring community. We aim to live more lightly on the land and welcome folks looking for the best of urban and country living.
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c/o Casas Jardines LLC
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This page last updated:9/28/2012
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Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community fits the legal definition of "housing for older persons" * and thus we may restrict membership/residency to those of a certain age and may have limits on child membership/residency in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.
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Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(varies-not set yet)
(To HOA for maintenance, etc.)
Land and Buildings
(agricultural area being built up within city)
1.14 acres (0.5 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Percentage of Food Grown:
(just a guess--may be more when we start)
Share Community Meals:
(not decided-minimum 1 x a month)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(no restriction expected)
(restricted to designated areas)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(a variety of individual practices--may form group mediation or yoga)
(public schools nearby)
Square Feet in Common House:
Casas Jardines LLC
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