RE: waiting lists
From: Rob Sandelin (
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 93 16:52 CST
I don't know about Puget Ridge's list. At Sharingwood to be on the 
waiting list you have to put up $100 a year and attend 3 meetings, sign 
the commitments and principles and are expected to be active on at 
least 1 small group.  Since these people are working on creating the 
second phase of the project, actively doing work on the design and such 
I'd say they are pretty committed, although the exact costs will 
determine the fate of a couple of them.  Being on the waiting list 
assures them of the right of first refusal on a unit, in order they 
join. I think a couple of them are being unrealistic about what they 
can afford, a common disease amoung the cohousing idealists and a sad 
situation in many groups.  The cost of developing cohousing is 
typically big bucks, especially in our area where there are so many 
development regulations which have large costs (such as traffic surveys 
and PRD amendments etc. etc. etc.)

From: Judy  <netmail!BAXTER%55317 [at] VX.CIS.UMN.EDU>
To: Rob Sandelin
Subject: waiting lists
Date: Tuesday, December 28, 1993 4:12PM

Rob Sandelin wrote:
Puget Ridge Cohousing in Seattle has a waiting list of 12
Sharingwood Cohousing, North of Seattle has a waiting list of 5

Several groups in the area are looking for members so the adage that
the more real it looks the better may apply as both groups above are
building. However, I might also add that much of the work for those
projects is done...... Hmmm. Coincidence or not?  I wonder how many
people are into the ideal and want to live it but can't committ two
years (or more) of meetings to make it happen?  Probably lots,

I'm curious about those waiting lists - how committed are the people? Any
 financial commitment?  What does it mean to be on the waiting list? Are the
people involved at all?

New View also has waiting lists - and I'm not sure how close they are to

Judy Baxter, Monterey Cohousing Community, Twin Cities Area, Mpls/St.Paul MN
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