|Re: Possessions diffusing throughout the community||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Robert Hartman (hartmaninformix.com)|
|Date: Mon, 6 Jun 94 13:19 CDT|
> ------------------------------ > > Date: Fri, 3 Jun 94 14:21:24 PDT > From: stuarts [at] landau.ucdavis.edu (Stuart Staniford-Chen) > To: cohousing-l [at] uci.com > Subject: Possessions diffusing throughout community > Message-ID: <9406032121.AA06668 [at] landau.ucdavis.edu> > > > ... We find that common house dishes and cutlery tend to migrate into > our houses, and conversely that our crocks etc. move over to the common house, > and then from there into other peoples houses. With respect to dishes, and such, I like what someone said about getting enough to supply the common house fully. One idea would be to keep a blackboard where people could make a list of things they miss. I think that people would generally be good about returning something if they knew you missed it. Another idea would be to have a regular "found items" exchange. One day a month, say the last Sunday, people could bring all the stuff in their houses that "migrated" home with them to a common space, and leave it there for the owners to claim. This could even be held as part of a larger community event like a party! Philosophically, if I'm living long term with a bunch of people, and I wind up feeling close to them and supported by them, I'm not sure I'd mind too much if some of my things got passed around among them. The things that I might not want to get passed around I'd have to mark or attend to, or annouce that I want them back. -r
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