The Gatehouse will be the new home for the Ralston Creek Cohousing community. We and our builder envision a 3 story condominium style building with individual units for 20-22 families plus our common house with the opportunity for 5 more families in larger town homes across the street to join us.
Advantages of Living in the Gatehouse:
The Gatehouse will create a center of cohousing in the Geos neighborhood. And it offers lots of advantages to those of us who will be living there.
We can buy smaller units.
We share maintenance costs and work.
We will have the best of both personal and shared living spaces.
Architects with cohousing expertise will help us design our space for easy socializing. We’ll have personal living quarters right next to common areas designed to make socializing easy and fun. With a courtyard in the middle, the common rooms on the first floor, gardens in the open space to the south of us, and parks to the east and west of us, having fun together was never so easy!
Our footprint will be lighter.
While we have more amenities, we will share them, making our footprint even lighter in a neighborhood of small footprints.
We can provide a center for cohousing at Geos.
Once we are established as a physical center of cohousing, we plan to invite other households in the neighborhood into cohousing, with the Gatehouse providing a physical center. Geos will be a walkable, livable neighborhood, with the Gatehouse leading the way!
Having multiple units in one building is more efficient for retaining heat.
Sharing a building reduces the percentage of exterior walls for each unit.