|RE: Subsidized housing and residents selecting out of cohousing model||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (Exchange) (RobsanExchange.MICROSOFT.com)|
|Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 11:09:52 -0600|
> Joni wrote: Yes, families came to the meeting cause the houses were > way cheap, but those who found the cohousing aspects unappealing, (Do > you > HAVE to eat community meals? Well no, the meals are voluntary, but most > people who do eat at least some of them find that they really are the > glue > that holds the community together) dropped out before they even filled > out a > preliminary application. Self-selection out works just as well with > limited > income people as with the more affluent, I believe. > > _________ > > I am wondering what kind of pitch these folks got that made them bail? > There might be some good things to learn from this, about how to > present cohousing. People have NO CLUE what cohousing is, and so what > you tell them, and how you tell them about it, define their > impressions. My own learnings from giving talks is that the biggest > point that people react positively to is the idea of having people as > neighbors who know each other and help each other out. The least > positve cohousing thing people react to is community dinner. > Architecture seems pretty neutral as far as first impressions goes > other than kid friendly pedestrian setups which get very favorable > reactions from parents. > > I am going to give a talk tonight and so I am going to poll the > audience about the things about cohousing they find most appealing and > least appealing, sort of an exit poll after the presentation. Maybe a > good thing to do around a bigger scale and then collate? > > Rob Sandelin > Sharingwood > > >
RE: Subsidized housing and residents selecting out of cohousing model Rob Sandelin (Exchange), January 12 1996
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