Frequently Asked Questions

Since everyone thinks cohousing is like living on a kibbutz in the outskirts of Tel Aviv, we thought it may be helpful to dispel some common misunderstandings about our surprisingly normal way of living in community.

1.

What is Cohousing?

Cohousing is a neighborhood designed around community engagement and connection. Its governance structure can vary slightly but is based in collaborative decision making. Neighborhood designs foster interactions with members in shared common space while maintaining private homes.

2.

Which type of houses do you take for promoting?

Whoa, settle down there fella.

3.

What is cohousing?

Cohousing is a hippier than thou version of a subdivision. We actually hang out with our neighbors, eat meals together, and generally think that Americans mistake privacy for luxury at their depressive expense.

4.

Can I sell a house with a current mortgage?

Sure?

5.

What’s the age range of people living at Windekind?

4 to 84 years old.

1.

What is Cohousing?

Cohousing is a neighborhood designed around community engagement and connection. Its governance structure can vary slightly but is based in collaborative decision making. Neighborhood designs foster interactions with members in shared common space while maintaining private homes.

2.

Membership at Windekind

Windekind Commons is an LLC comprising nine parcels/owners. Buying and building on a lot at Windekind is the only way to gain membership. As a member, you will become a 1/9th owner of the LLC.

3.

What are the responsibilities of a member?

Each member must be part of a committee, our current committees are Land Use, Community Life/Outreach, and Operations. Each member is responsible for certain number of community chore hours. This could include holding a governance position, land maintenance, organizing events, or fulfilling other community needs to keep the commons running. Each household is responsible for paying HOA fees. Maintaining your own property

4.

How much are HOA fees?

As we are a young community we are still in the process of figuring out how much we need to budget to keep things running. Currently HOA fees are around $80 a month but this will change as more people come on board and as we complete our master plan.

5.

How many people currently live on the property?

Currently there are ten people living at Windekind but hopefully by the end of the year there will be fourteen.

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