|RE: Esalen cohousing workshop||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Jeff Papineau (jeffpossi.com)|
|Date: Mon, 25 Jul 94 14:18 CDT|
OK Mr. Tracy, I appreciate the comments on the Esalen workshop. I would like to post this query publicly, to share with all. Please take a moment and let me in on a few insights of the Esalen workshop: 1) Did they mention any way to proceed, as far as getting people together? Is there a formula for starting with the right group? I'm wondering if they told of obvious failure states to be avoided. I'm wondering how many people would be required for an average community, if everyone were equally responsible for sharing the expenses involved in setting it up. I would imagine that they had some guidelines about knowing when is the right time to act, when is the group ready, and should stop searching for others to include in the initial start-up process? 2) Did they have some type of guidelines as to how much space would be required for any given expected number of community members? Like 1/4 acre per person, minimum, in a rural setting with gardening/agriculture as a prime focus? 3) What is the "gun collection issue" relating to conflict resolution. I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with it. 4) What about a vision statement and the bringing together like individuals with the same ideals? Was this characterized as very important, or what? 5) One last one; did they discuss the many types of ownership structures to be choosen from? (Corporations, trust funds, separate mortgages, etc?) I'm interested in what the basic options are... Thanks much, Jeff Papineau PS - Do you have a contact phone or address for Kathryn McCamant or the Cohousing Company? Do they offer literature or assistance, or only the workshops?
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