Re: Customization and Building a Community

Sharon Villines
 

On May 25, 2020, at 11:46 PM, David Oesper via groups.io <oesper@...> wrote:

"If possible, create homes that are flexible enough for modifications and customizations AFTER move-in. For us, one of the main opportunities of that kind was to include unfinished basements, which about 2/3 of the households have since finished in the 20 years since move-in."


Another project is leaving the second floor unfinished as a “party room.” The Ecovillage of Loudon County is a lot development model — each person chooses from a list of architects and building plans and builds on a community lot. Many designed their houses so the basement floor is finished so it can be rented as a separate apartment with an outside entrance as well as an entrance to the upstairs. At this point most are young families so they use the whole space, but some are empty nesters and rent the apartment.

Sharon

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