Olamina Commons (on Robinhood Road)
Urban CoHousing MicroVillage growing in Winston Salem
How do you want to live? What is community to you?
We are planting a residential microvillage on a 4 acre lot on Robinhood Road in Winston Salem!
Early stage (Funding founders)
Serious let's-get-started people who are ready to invest and build resources for themselves and the community.
Collaborators who embrace the power of good communication and equitable living
Community Builders with practices grounded in a new way of listening with care to one another.
Planning and community building activities once the land is procured.
Join us as we turn talk into action ... building housing, equitable relationships, and new community models.
4.23 connected acres comprised of 7 seaparate buildable lots
ALL 7 LOTS HAVE FRONTAGE (3 on busy Robinhood, 4 on private road called Ronnie Drive)
Off Grid - Septic and Well
Near Amenities - close to shopping, bus and good schools
Ready to Go! existing home, plus 3 concrete pads and an access road already in place
What can we build here?
Planning to begin soon, but we know there is PLENTY of room with existing frontage to put 4 houses and 4 ADUs in sites 8-11 OR the upper 1.85 acres is a great size for a court and up to 14 cotttages.
The bottom 2.4 acres has the existing house/greenhouse, pool, garden shed. There are already a few flat places to drop a manufactured home (One up the dirt drive in lot 12 (where the basketball court is), one where the garden shed is now.
Founding Investor (& future resident):
Rayellen Kishbach, Winston Salem - I have been inspired by, learning and practicing community skills for a long time, including living in cohousing, creating community gathering places, and participating in and facilitiating circles and retreats. The initial spark for Olamina Commons is mine, and I'm looking forward to sharing the process.
Realtor (& future property manager):
Johanna Kelley, Owner PMI of the Triad https://www.propertymanagementinc.com/pmi-triad/
We will be seeking support from Mark Lakeman, founder of Communitecture Architecture and the City Repair Project.
Other projects from Communitecture: Cully Green Cohousing, Cully Grove Cohousing, Sabin Green Cohousing, Mason Street Townhomes (Cohousing), Peninsula Park Cohousing, Ruth's Littlest Village (Cohousing) https://www.communitecture.net/
Robinhood 2nd driveway, basketball court
and spiders (2 min)
Robinhood pool and middle lot
Front walkway and porch
Breezeway, Back Garden, Greenhouse
Existing 3BR house built in 1958 that needs repairs.
Existing enclosed greenhouse
Full basement that needs repairs
Additional outbuildings, gardens, pool
Den, Living room, fireplaces
Greenhouse (Reptile room) short
Living Room, Dining Room, French Doors
Half bath short
1958 Mid Century Modern 1 level house with 550 sq foot greenhouse addition.
GMA 3 - in the West Suburban area https://www.cityofws.org/1022/West-Suburban
.5 miles from Robinhood Village activity center, 3 miles from future bipass, 0.5 miles from existing greenway and fugure bikepath
Good school District