|Rentals and power||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: anarres!gaarder (anarres!gaarderTC.Cornell.EDU)|
|Date: Mon, 9 Aug 93 01:17 CDT|
Hello! I'm part of Ecovillage at Ithaca, a fairly :-) ambitious project which, we hope, will end up with 5 or 6 cohousing neighborhoods of 30 or so households each on a 170-acre parcel just outside of Ithaca, New York. Thre's a lot more I could add, and probably will in a later message, but there is an issue that has come up for us that I'd like to hear others' ideas on. We have several people in our group who could afford to buy more than one unit, renting the other out. This has some obvious advantages - we sell more units, and people who we'd really like to have in the group but can't scrape together a down payment could live there. On the other hand, I am very concerned about the effect on the community of having the power imbalance of a landlord-tennant relationship within the community. I know that there are some communities that mix owners and renters, but are any of the rental units owned by other residents? Have any other groups encountered this issue? Steve Gaarder Ecovillage at Ithaca gaarder [at] anarres.ithaca.ny.us ...!cornell!batcomputer!anarres!gaarder
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