EVNJ has always encouraged the idea of sub-groups forming to pursue local projects. For instance, there was a period of time when some of our folks were holding their own Meetups in the southern counties of the state.
Now a local cohousing group is forming in the Hopewell area. Their idea is to look for a parcel of land in Mercer or Hunterdon or Bucks County. They’ll be holding an informational meeting at the home of Bob and Judy Lindenberger, 5 Hopkinson Court, Titusville, NJ on Monday, October 8 at 3 pm. If you can attend, please RSVP to Judy at 609-730-1907.
The basis for their project is summarized in their Vision Statement:
Hopewell Area Co-Housing (HACH) is looking for a property near towns, stores, and a good school system to build a community of about 15-30 households. We hope to find a property to create a group of single-family homes and multifamily dwellings on varying sized lots that is surrounded by woods or nature, and situated around a village green with a common building, walking paths, and a community garden. HACH will be open to a diverse and mixed-age group of people and we are planning for a community that offers aging-in-place, is designed to be disability friendly, and we are looking for ways to include affordable housing.
We operate in a democratic process that supports consensus decision making (based on one vote per household) and in which everyone participates in common responsibilities for the good of the entire community.
. A community of belonging
. A place of learning, of healing, and of spirit
. Shared responsibilities, meals, and fun
. Focus on a light environmental footprint