of Combining Cohousing Communities into an Ecovillage
Combining Cohousing Make Economic and Environmental Sense
The design of ecovillages in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area is happening now. Speak out about what you want. Share your ideas about an ecovillage here.
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What Affects Affordability?
Combing several cooperative housing communities into
an ecovillage provides further social, economic, environmental, neighborhood,
and child-rearing benefits.
Economic--Makes it possible to buy a larger tract of land which is generally cheaper than a smaller tract of land. Incorporates economy of scale in many aspects of the ecovillage. Makes it possible to hire a better developer and/or builder when more units are being built.
Buy Small Now, Expand Later is possible in some rural settings. Although it might be possible to buy adjacent to the present village, it might also be across or down the road. Even when not adjacent, however, it is possible to add another community and share some items. It is also sometimes possible to do that with options on land.
Developer Driven--Ecovillages, due to their larger size, are often developer driven. This is generally an economic advantage.
Opportunities for Social Interaction--Provides more with such things as ecovillage shared ball games, dining events, movie nights, talent shows.
Social support--Provides emotional support and a sense of unity and belonging plus emotional support during stressful times such as illness, family deaths, and childbirth and share best wishes for happy times rather than envy.
Shared Resources, Lower Living Costs--Allows residents access to more facilities than they would have in smaller cohousing. Local food and other buying co-ops can be formed more easily and profitably. Larger group for car pooling with a greater possibility of a community van or even a community bus.
Children--Children have more playmates. It is possible to have home schooling and baby-sitting co-ops. It is possible to have an on-site after-school and childcare facility.
Earth-Friendly--There are more opportunities to reduce, reuse, and recycle when working as an even larger group. Open spaces can be larger when spread over more residents. More alternative energy sources are affordable with larger groups.
Food--It might be possible to have even more food production in ecovillages with land set aside strictly for that--particularly in a rural setting. It is also possible to buy land across or down the road in a rural setting for further farming or a fruit orchard.
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Questions? Please come to our next introductory meeting. In the meantime, call metro 972 251-1532 or 817 545-0140 for answers.
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