active , 'green' retirees,,2nd home wants?

suz1023September 13, 2008

as i posted on the buying and selling board,,i'm thinking hard about developing my few acres into a tiny second or retiree home community.

i already have a lot in my favor,,the location near to culture and popular small cities,an adjacent ski area,miles of trails and woods to hike,snowshoe,etc.

i'm very concerned that if i 'just'sell lots,i may have homes built which would detract from this land,so i'm thinking about a 'green' community of small single level cottages for the active person. shared,maintained water and energy systems,gardens,driveways,etc will be features,,what else would you like if you were considering such a home? i know what i want,but my wants may be different than yours.

thanks for your input,i hope this will be a positive back and forth of ideas!

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blueheron

Good question. I would definitely want an eat-in kitchen and LOTS OF STORAGE SPACE. Most retirement homes don't have enough of the latter.

I like the idea of hiking trails and I am a gardener and would love the opportunity for a garden.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2008 at 4:16PM
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mulchmamma

Open floor plan, wide doorways, ramps instead of steps, all cabinets fully accessible (none overhead).

Basically, universal design with as much handicapped accessible as possible.

I'm not "there" yet but I feel for folks that are forced to move from their homes for physical reasons.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2008 at 4:17PM
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