|Re: Laid-off folks on site?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: MelaSilva (MelaSilvaaol.com)|
|Date: Fri, 22 Dec 1995 09:45:23 -0600|
We have had that happen here at Southside Park in Sacramento. In most cases it was 1 adult in a 2 adult household . We have discussed the possibility several times of making loans. A few loans are happening now, between individual people instead of the whole community. Many times loans were offered without being asked. It is much easier, and payback more flexible (sometimes being partially worked off) between individuals rather than getting the whole community involved. And the loaner recieves the interest. This might sound very threatening to people who are not yet in cohousing. One of the amazing things is, when you have agonized over details with the same folks for 5 years, you trust each other! We are not best friends with 40 people, but we sure know a lot about each other from observation at meeting, cooking together, etc. Recently we hired one underemplyed member to restain decks and clean gutters. It was much cheaper than the bids we got, he was very happy to do the work, and so both sides benefitted. So often we find that is the key. No one wants a one sided deal. All of these things work much better when both sides benefit.
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