Got that boarding house yearning

The Penington Friends House / Google Images
The Penington Friends House / Google Images

I hanker to live in a boarding house. One filled with kind people. Good design nourishes my soul so it is a clean, attractive delight to the senses. It serves good food and is well located for walking and public transportation.

I have lots of ideas about communities, real estate, housing, and diners. They all revolve around a shared effort that benefits the community as a whole.

You can learn more about this vision and our work to facilitate home sharing with people who like each other at our reception on  Saturday, November 18, from 4 – 6 p.m. at Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab, 4445 South King Drive, 2nd floor, Bronzeville.

See Sacred Keepers’ terrific work teaching children about sustainability using a STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts, and math – curriculum. This program engages teenagers!

Join us to reclaim our communities by capitalizing on overlooked real estate opportunities.

With considerable real estate languishing in rural, and inner-city neighborhoods, there is also opportunity to create interesting, affordable housing in overlooked areas.

This blog post, Cooperative housing solutions that work, describes three different scenarios–a single-family home cooperative, dormitories (aka boarding house), and repurposing strip malls–to create much-needed housing in areas that really need it.

I certainly am not the only person to think that living in a boarding house might be a simple, satisfying lifestyle. If you are interested in developing housing cooperatives in overlooked areas, let’s talk.

New Community Vision seeks to partner with congregations and community groups to organize frequent occasions to socialize and meet others. Eventually, relationships will form, some may be close, while others may be respectful and functional - which is a blessing in itself.

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