Month: February 2018

Busy week at Fiori: spectrum cable, more!

It’s been busy at Fiori Hill the past week.  Almost every day someone’s stopped by to see the homes.  Spectrum cable got their lines in, and Duke Power was back to get more meters set.  Peloquin Construction revised the fit of the new entry-level first floor Bungalow plan – and the basement was dug on lot 3 for the first Bungalow plan build.    Specs and common upgrades were clarified and we have a new “introduction” to our kind of green living (below).  Help us by spreading the word to your friends and colleagues, please!

Hillsborough’s first urban custom cottage community

a walk to Weaver St Market Hillsborough on the Riverwalk trail

community gardens, green play spaces

common house with meeting space, wraparound porch, and guest rooms

great for seniors, kids, and everyone!

What is “developer driven Co-housing community”?

Cohousing is a community of private homes clustered around shared space. Each attached or single family home has traditional amenities, including a private kitchen. Shared spaces typically feature a common house (with a kitchen, meeting room, guest bedrooms, mailboxes) and recreational spaces – green gardens, trails, playground, and fireplace grill. Shared outdoor space include parking, walkways, open space, and gardens. Neighbors also share resources like tools and lawnmowers.

Households have independent incomes and private lives, but neighbors collaboratively plan and manage community activities and shared spaces. The legal structure is an HOA. Community activities may feature regularly scheduled shared meals, meetings, and workdays – it’s up to the residents! Neighbors gather for parties, games, movies, or other events. Co-housing makes it easy to form clubs, organize child and elder care, and carpool.

Cohousing communities are usually structured – in principle and often in architecture – to encourage frequent interactions and the formation of close relationships between their members. Neighbors are encouraged to cooperate within the community and to care for their neighbors. Cohousing developments are usually intentionally limited to less than 50 homes and frequently feature large common areas for residents to interact in.

While cohousing developments are designed to encourage community, residents usually still have as much personal privacy as they want. Residents are able to choose how much they engage in order to find the right balance between their privacy and the community.

Co-housing facilitates interaction among neighbors for social and practical benefits, economic and environmental benefits. Having a local builder own and develop the site relieves owners of the stress of design, building infrastructure, and HOA legal preparation. www.cohousing.org is the national nonprofit website.

Green home community living from $259,900 – 399,900

1,208 square feet to 2,326 square feet

Custom Built contemporary green cottages – a “traditional” great Craftsman home!

(NO attached town-homes or duplexes)

For more information please see our website:

www.UrbanCottageProperties.com

or call the co-housing Realtor “Tofu Dave” 919-632-2052

energy conscious careful custom building by Peloquin Construction

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