|noise-ways to deal with it||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Katherine G. Hamil (khamilmed.unc.edu)|
|Date: Mon, 28 Nov 94 14:59 CST|
Hello, I have been reading this group for nearly a year now and have finally chosen to de-lurk! I would like to generate some discussion on a subject that this group has been uncharacteristically silent on --The one on noise; More specifically how an intentional community deals with noise. My interest in this question is quite personal. I am a member on Arcadia, a cohousing community in Carrboro NC. We are going to be breaking ground on the first set of houses as soon as it stops raining. As the prospect of actually living in our community gets ever closer, we have started to deal with the group's expectations of the sorts of social interactions that can seriously affect the sense of community. Since we will be living in 33 densly clustered homes, NOISE is the first issue that we have begun to discuss. So......for all of you learned, eloquent and thoughtful people out there who are actually living in an intentional community (cohousing in particular) or who have even just thought about it, How does your community deal with noise? --How loud is too loud? --How much freedom have people been willing to give up to respect their neighbor's need for quiet? --Do you have quiet hours and how are they respected, and enforced? --How has your group dealt with: stereo and TV noise? power tool and lawn mowers? noisy AC and heat pumps? --What sort of things have been problems and how have they been dealt with? --Has conflict resolution been helpful in resolving problems? Thanks for your help! Any and all comments will be appreciated!! Katherine Hamil khamil [at] med.unc.edu Arcadia Cohousing Community, Carrboro NC
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