|Room rental in cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Don Maddox (donmsonic.net)|
|Date: Thu, 25 Apr 1996 19:34:20 -0500|
Hello Everybody, I've posted to cohousing-l off and on for several years but have been absent from the list for quite a few months now. I will probably be more active now because I have recently joined Jewell Hill Cohousing in Sebastopol, Ca. I'm single and would have taken the normal route of purchasing a 1 or 2 bedroom unit. However, the smaller units are all spoken for so I am considering purchasing a larger unit, probably a 4 bedroom, and renting two bedrooms and a bath and sharing the den and kitchen. This approach is appealing to me and others in Jewell Hill since renting would open our community to people with less income. I would be interested in hearing from others in cohousing who have rented rooms in their community homes. Some of the questions I have are: 1. Is there a ready market in your area for cohousing renters. Have you found it easy or difficult to rent rooms? I hope it's not relatively as hard to find renters in cohousing as it is to find buyers? 2. What is your process for finding renters? Do you advertise to the general public or do you rely primarily on contacts within your cohousing network? 3. What kind of selection process do you use to qualify renters? Do you require consensus of all households in the community? I would think that the selection process would have to be less stringent for renters than for full members. 4. Do you assess renters monthly for common facilities use and maintenance or is that assessment by household? I have questions on the authority given to renters in consensus decision making but there are several articles in cohousing-l archives with this subject. Thanks in advance for any information you can give me on the above or any other topic concerning renters in cohousing that you feel would be helpful to me in the formative stage I am in. ...Don donm [at] sonic.net Jewell Hill Cohousing Sebastopol, Ca
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