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CoHousing NSW blog follows cohousing activities around the state. Our aim together with Australia Cohousing is to create and promote intentional, intergenerational & sustainable communities based on the Cohousing model.
Many thanks to all the people who placed an interest in being part of cohousing in Sydney, however there isn't any existing cohosing neighbourhood in Sydney or NSW, only attempts in creating one.
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29 Jan 2010
Finally we are at the exciting stage of land searching. Our search is focused on radios of 30 minutes drive to Lane Cove. The size of the land we are looking for is between 3000 to 5000square meters, which we believe is appropriate to develop a community of about 15 homes one common house and enough space for our kids to run & play.
This week Myung-Jin, Orit myself and the kids Tillie and Shiloh went to inspect a site in Turramurra. A nearly 6000m2 with only 1500 buildable all the rest was beautiful steep bush landscape, which was not really safe environment for kids.
I have also spoken to some council planners and set a few meetings with council strategic environmental planners. We hope to gain their support for our development and seek their advice and help in finding a suitable land. We also need to work out the best zoning criteria for this type of unique development.
The prices of land in this northern area of Lane Cove, Ku Ring Gai, Willoughby, Mosman and Ryde councils, will determine in the end the size of our community and the type of housing that we will be able to built, either town houses, terraces, duplex or single dwelling or an hybrid of those.
Any thoughts and ideas are warmly welcomed.