Formed: 2002 Established: 2007
This page last updated:5/1/2012
Ashland Cohousing Community
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A community of 13 townhomes existing for four plus year now. The property includes a club house and garden. The homes are passive solar and have other green building features. The members acted as their own developer, entailing considerable commitment of time and money. Homes are very affordable for our area.
Located one mile from downtown Ashland near parks, schools, and a bike path, this is in-town housing in a small town. We have several families with young children, as well as single and older members. Biographies are available on our website, along with a values statement and other tidbits.
Homes range from one to four bedrooms and all have small private yards. All homes have many south-facing windows, passive ventilation, radiant heat, and superior insulation, and they qualify for Earth Advantage, our local sustainable building certification.
We worked on this project for four and a half years. Since we acted as our own developer, all members contributed substantial time to the project. We practice facilitation and group process skills and are committed to clean communications, caring about each other, and having fun.
As a small community, we place a premium on getting to know people before they become members. In the event a home goes up for sale, we maintain a list of interested buyers for sellers to use.
This page last updated:5/1/2012
(please contact first)
Visitor Process: Email or call and we would love to invite you to a meal, meeting, or a social. We welcome visitors. We are eager to compile a wait-list of people interested as houses come up for sale or rent.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Open to new members:
(Consideration for off-site members, and wait list maintained for future house sales.)
(Please inquire within)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(home purchase, HOA fees)
(monthly dues: HOA dues and monthly)
Land and Buildings
1.3 acres (0.5 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
(and another time every other week)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(vegetarian options always available)
(prohibited in common areas)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(no common spiritual path)
(Individual choice; home school support center in walking distance, as well as other very good schools nearby)
Square Feet in Common House:
Melanie Mindlin, independent designer
self-developed, with lots of help from Melanie Mindlin
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Current editor(s): cohousing, melanie, keeder, wonkos, HustD, georgiaby
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