|RE: Value of Design Consultants?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (Floriferousmsn.com)|
|Date: Mon, 28 Oct 1996 19:07:46 -0600|
I would encourage any group that is in that twilight area between having organized a group for awhile and finding and securing a site to begin by programming your commonhouse. You can define the activies, the attributes, and the relationships of your commonhouse years before you ever get a real site. This gives you three things. 1. Something very tangle to do as a group. This can be a real community building experience and a lot of fun, and very exciting 2. Produces a product that you can use in the future when you get a site 3. Most important: gives you experience in the give and take of group work, something you will enourmously benfit from as you proceed, especially when you start designing your units and site layout. The skills you gain are worth the time, even if you throw the whole thing out later and redo it. And having those skills under your collective belt will really help when you hit the issues people will have about their own personal spaces like bathrooms and such. Rob Sandelin Sharingwood
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