The above drawing is for feasibility only.
The real design happens once the group is formed.
At the Portland Cohousing Conference held in June 2019, one of the “forming community” workshops challenged us to create a one sentence vision. As the owner of a small farm in the Puyallup valley, mine was: “Beautiful farm seeking cohousing group to ensure long term stewardship of the land…”
Chuck Durrett of McCamant and Durrett Architects was engaged to perform a feasibility study, and visited the property in November, 2019. His recommendation was that the property could host both a ~25 unit intergenerational cohousing community and a ~20 unit senior cohousing community.
The only thing lacking was a core group of cohousers to bring the dream to reality!
Above is a drawing of one way such a project might lay out.