Session materials from "What’s in a Building? Finding a Property that Fits your Group’s Needs," which was led by Jim Jones (Collective Seeds Consulting Cooperative) at NASCO Institute 2014 & 2015.
Sure, you found the perfect house. But should you buy it, or even rent it, given your local zoning codes? And how does cost factor in, not to mention community? What you can buy or should buy may be very different from what you want to buy. Figuring out what to look for in advance will help to keep you from many a heartache! This workshop will look at the interactions between city requirements, cost, community-building, location, size, sources of funding, political support, and many other factors that influence the nature of the building you should be looking for.