A recent article in the Guardian touts Mountain View Cohousing Community as “an opportunity for a sustainable future”. The community is located in Mountain View, California, near the home of Google. Community members have been involved since the beginning, and the project is being built by Berry-Swenson-Builder with conceptual design work done by cohousing leaders, McCamant & Durrett.
We are a group of Bay Area residents who are creating a cohousing community at 445 Calderon Avenue in Mountain View, CA. We’ll have a new “old-fashioned” neighborhood of upscale, energy-efficient condominiums and common facilities— homes that we’ve planned and designed ourselves to promote collaboration and community, in a convenient walkable downtown location.
What isn’t as evident on their
homepage, however, is just what “upscale” means: home prices starting at $775,000 up to $1.2 million. Sustainability, especially with community and in a nice downtown in California, apparently doesn’t come cheap.Posted by: Rebecca Disbrow Cohousing Collaborative, Blog Editor