Combat Rising Utility Bills in
DFW with Ecovillages
Why Pay More for Cooling/Heating in Dallas-Fort Worth?
Why do we have a survey?
The survey is a
research tool that is compiled, then guides us in:
It also adds you to our mailing list for invitations to our meetings and new information regarding ecovillage/cohousing in the DFW area.
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Ecovillages in Dallas-Fort Worth
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What Affects Affordability?
Over the long run, no one doubts that utility bills will continue to go up, up and up--out of proportion to rising wages. And now most of us feel that we might be seeing double digit inflation soon.
It is not far-fetched to say that even those who have fixed-rate loans on their homes will eventually see utility payments exceed house payments if they live in a house built with early 21st century (or older) conventional construction methods.
What happens if you build a cooperative housing community without extreme energy-efficient homes when your utilities go up?
You have four choices:
1. Keep paying higher bills. Utilities will consume a larger and larger portion of your family's paycheck.
2. Remodel this home you recently built, although it is rarely as effective to remodel as it is to build green. It is also expensive to effectively remodel--but--it is better than paying those zooming utility bills.
3. Sell this home and buy another one. That defeats the purpose of buying into a cohousing community for the friendships and emotional support developed there.
4. Grin and bear it. Be cold in winter and/or hot in summer because you just can't afford or will not afford to do anything else.
Questions? Please come to our next introductory meeting. In the meantime, call metro 972 251-1532 or 817 545-0140 for answers.
A movement back to community?
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held in Rockwall and Hunt Counties, occasionally in Dallas County
forming in Hunt County
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