|RE: proximity to common house||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (robsanmicrosoft.com)|
|Date: Wed, 17 Aug 94 09:31 CDT|
The desirability of closeness to the commonhouse depends on what happens around it. Is there an outside patio or kids play area? At Sharingwood, I am right across the lane from the commons. Kids play in front of my house all day and often use my yard as part of their play space. I love it. Others would hate it. Depends on who you are and what you want. Another aspect is private/public balance of the homesite. My front porch/yard/garden are adjacent to the commons and is a very public space where people hang out a lot. My back yard and deck are very private and so I have a good balance. If I didn't have that balance, I am not sure I would enjoy the public as much. As it is, I can choose public or private by deciding whether to go out the front door or the back. ---------- From: <RAYGASSER [at] delphi.com> Subject: proximity to common house Date: Tuesday, August 16, 1994 7:12PM Many thanks to those who responded to our question about proximity to the common house. However, I think we need to clarify our question. What we really need to know is: is it OK to be near the common house? (about 50 feet, to be specific). We know we don't want to be 400 feet away; we were considering about 200 feet. People in our community (Ecovillage at Ithaca) seem to be avoiding close proximity. There's a great house 50 feet from the Common House - would we be idiots to take it? We're most concerned with issues about noise, lack of privacy, etc. We can't count on getting the house about halfway through the community (about 200 feet away) because three families are vying for it. We are very grateful that we can ask all of you for advice from your experience. Thanks again. Ray & Maria Gasser of Maplewood, NJ - future residents of Ecovillage at Ithaca address: RAYGASSER [at] delphi.com
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