|Re: Retrofit Cohousing -- common dining||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson WB0YQM (fholsonmaroon.tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Tue, 24 Oct 1995 16:42:16 -0500|
On Mon, 23 Oct 1995 11:50:53 -0500, Bruce Koller <bkoller [at] dvc.edu> wrote: > >Pot lucks, while fine in their own right, do require every household >participating to get some kind of food together. Common meals, on the >other hand, only require participation once in a while. Since this is >one of the chief practical advantages of cohousing, shouldn't we start a >"dinner club" where households take turns making a complete dinner for >each other, to illustrate the advantages? Clearly rotating cooking when possible makes sense and that would possible before a common house is available. I cited potlucks to represent a first step. An intermediate step in retrofit cohousing that seems likely is to take turns cooking in individual homes but bring the prepared food to a temporary common space to eat it. We have been thinking of a large basement space or a 3 car garage that could be fixed up minimally to serve this function. Having some common space for dining seems quite useful. It would have a "neutral" feel rather than a "guest" feel. Also my house almost always would require some cleanup effort to be used for a common meal :) A common area would seem easier to maintain availability. It could also take on more functions -- a place to have meetings, hang out and socialize etc. Fred Fred -- Fred H. Olson fholson [at] uci.com (612)588-9532 Amateur radio: WB0YQM 1221 Russell Av N, Minneapolis,MN 55411 Sysop of COHOUSING-L listserv; COHOUSING URL's: mailto://listserv [at] uci.com (w/ msg: Info Cohousing-L) gopher://gopher.uci.com/ Twin Cities FREENET is in PUBLIC TEST PHASE URL's: mailto://info [at] freenet.msp.mn.us http://freenet.msp.mn.us/
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