Community oriented folks sought for Mpls house
From: Fred H Olson (
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 20:18:11 -0700 (PDT)
Below is a message I posted to Cohousing-L -- the mailing list about
cohousing that I manage.  (That link would have an introduction to the
idea in case you are not familiar with it.)  Basically "cohousing"
is a contemporary way to build residential "community", that is a
very cooperative supportive neighborhood.

I hope the message below makes sense.


Subject: Minneapolis, MN house avail. next door to Fred

Sometimes, in some contexts, I refer to our neighborhood as "Homewood
Cohousing"  and aspire to build a retrofit cohousing community. But we
are a long way from it.  But we do have a great block, with some great
folks, with great racial diversity and a location close to many
attractive features of Minneapolis.

Renovation of the house next to us will soon be completed. It was built
in 1930 and will have a new roof, new bath and kitchen, redecorating etc
etc. It has 3+ bedrooms. The expected sale price is around $200,000.

Since it is adjacent to our house there is the possibility of shared
landscaping and yard use. We would very much like to have community
oriented folks living in this house.

We are in easy biking distance of downtown Minneapolis (~2 miles), the
University of MN (~4 miles), Wirth Park (6 blocks- a large regional park
with a lake -- see )

North Minneapolis where we are located is currently disproportionately
suffering from foreclosures related to the subprime lending collapse and
has long been the less desireable part of town and been challenged by
crime.  However in many ways it is a great place to live -- particularly
in the Homewood area.

If you or anyone you know is interested in community living in an urban
setting in Minneapolis, send them our way. More information at
or write to Fred Olson  fholson [at]

Fred H. Olson  Minneapolis,MN 55411  USA        (near north Mpls)
Communications for Justice -- Free, superior listserv's w/o ads:      My Link Pg:
612-588-9532 (7am-10pm CST/CDT)   Email: fholson at

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