“I love to see communities reusing old stuff in a unique way,” says Karin from Cohousing US.
“Recently when visiting Greyrock Commons in Fort Collins Colorado, I had the pleasure of touring their common house. Not only do they have the absolute-most-coolest-ever-indoor-kids-play-area, but they had lovely wooden floors in their dining space. It turns out that I have a long ago connection to those floors as they were recovered during demolition from an old roller rink that I used to skate at when I was a kid!”
“Another great example was the use of beetle kill pine wood to build the new bee hive at Wild Sage Cohousing in Boulder, Colorado.”
So what can we reuse, repurpose, or reclaim as we plan our new community?