20 Feb '12, 8pm

SheaXero: Electric bill-free housing for baby boomers

SheaXero: Electric bill-free housing for baby boomers

At around this time last year I first blogged about BOOM , an ambitious, 100-acre retirement fantasyland outside of Palm Springs geared towards (initially, at least) the aging LGBT community. Conceived by dreamboat architect and New Aging founder Matthias Hollwich of HWKN , it looks like “inclusion, not seclusion”-minded BOOM won’t be completed for another year or so and, when it is, the $250 million project won’t be every granny’s cup of Earl Grey. That is, unless your granny has no qualms about giving up her Cadillac for an architecturally significant, car-free community in the desert complete with rooftop discotheques and “healing funhouses.” And then there’s SheaXero , a more immediate and decidedly more accessible new housing option for green-minded baby boomers from Scottsdale-based Shea Homes , the nation’s oldest and largest private home builder. Although lacking t...

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