|Re: Keeping community when common house is built last||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Raymond D. Gasser (raygasserdelphi.com)|
|Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 15:42:14 -0500|
Here at EcoVillage at Ithaca, we had planned to have the common house finished just after the houses were done, in mid January. The big fire here changed that schedule a bit. 22 of the houses have been occupied since Jan, and the last 8 will be completed between now and July. CH should be done in July. A couple of things we did are: Co-Laundry: set aside a day or 2 a week as co-laundry days, and everyone can descend on a local laundromat and take over every available washer and dryer for a couple of hours. Bring cards, board games, etc. Floating Common House: set aside a few time slots each week and have house- holds volunteer to host. Hosting just means making your house available for others to just drop in, knowing that others will also drop in. Hosts have no responsiblility to provide food, drinks, etc.; just a place (unless you want to have the hosts provide drinks or snacks. Up to you...). We set out a green light outside the place hosting the floating CH so everyone knew where it was. Schedule was usually for 2-3 hrs in the evenings, 3 days a week. But again, up to you... Co-Dining: set up a schedule for people to eat at other people's houses, either pot-luck or host-prepared. Arrange it so people won't always be eating with the people they hang out with the most. Eat with the one's you know least (and even with those you don't like!). Remember, these are the only options officially sanctioned by the Official CoHousing Unusual Situation Sanctioning Body, so don't try any others or the OCUSSB police will get you!! Ray Gasser, EcoVillage At Ithaca raygasser [at] delphi.com
Keeping community when common house is built last Joani Blank, May 9 1997
- Re: Keeping community when common house is built last Raymond D. Gasser, May 12 1997
- Re: Keeping community when common house is built last Stephen R. Figgins, May 12 1997
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