As part of
the purchase process we strongly recommend that potential buyers
do ample research about
Cohousing and Bellingham Cohousing in particular. Making a move
from conventional housing to Cohousing can be a BIG decision and
we want you to be fully informed before you join us. Research
that has been helpful to people in the past includes attending
general and committee meetings, joining us for at least one common
meal, and individually meeting with potential Cohousing neighbors.
Cohousing neighborhood infrastructure and individual homes were
designed by The
Cohousing Company in collaboration with some of the original
residents. We incorporated as many eco-friendly materials and
design features as we could. These include marmoleum flooring,
the Common House trim lumber, and radiant baseboard heating. Many
of the construction materials including glues, solvents, surface
finishes, structural and decorative materials are low-toxic. We
upgraded a number of design features and construction materials,
including acoustic insulation between adjacent units, better grades
of cabinetry, and Ethernet wiring for the community computer network
and Internet access.
fees are based on unit size and are determined during a community-wide
end-of-year budgeting process. Bellingham Cohousing operates under
the air-space condominium regulations of Washington State.