Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Swan's Market Cohousing

I was looking through historical cohousing communities and I found Swan's Market cohousing community very interesting, because this community had many challenges and it is still one of the most successful communities in the California. Therefore i wanted to share this project to show how the community residents faced the economical and social challenges.

Please click here to watch an interview with some cohousing residents, some of them are from Swan's

Market Cohousing. North America’s 50th Cohousing Community is preserved in the 1917 Swan's Market building in historic Old Oakland neighborhood. Stick-built homes within brick and steel shell of public market building. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Part of an award-winning innovative mixed-used historic preservation project, restoring an abandoned old market building with affordable rental apartments, a Cohousing community, retail, restaurants, professional offices, and the Museum of Children’s Art. Building restored with original glazed brick/ceramic tile exterior preserved and steel beams exposed.

For more information about Swan's Market Cohousing community please click here.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    I know that you posted this a while ago, but your link to the interview with cohousing residents appears to be incorrect... I'm very interested in this topic, so if you can help me find that video I would very much appreciate it.
    Thank you!