Common Spaces & Amenities
Community facilities designed, managed and shared by a cohousing neighborhood supplemental to their private residences. Shared facilities typically feature a common house, which may include a large kitchen and dining area, laundry, and recreational spaces. Shared outdoor space may include parking, walkways, open space, and gardens.
A common house shares many of the same ideals as a community building, it is a place to gather in large groups, enjoy meals together and to share common facilities. In order to preserve the spirit and nature of true cohousing we are building an empty space, it will be the decisions of the neighborhood to define the rooms, layout finishes and overall usage, which might include a library, or a yoga studio or a commercial style kitchen.
The shelter will be a place to further nurture the community by offering an outdoor covered gathering space for people to come together. It will be centered in-between the two major green spaces and will be perfect for grilling, recreational uses, and gatherings. Consistent with the common house and the carport designs, the shelter will be built with vertical wood slats.
The cabin was built by Stone Cabin Design in the 1980s in the traditional log-cabin style, using hand-hewn breams. It will be available for the guests of the community members to stay in while visiting or other usages decided by the community. It will have two separate bedrooms with adjacent bathrooms.