|RE: openings now: Use the Web||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (Floriferousclassic.msn.com)|
|Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 19:06:22 -0600|
The list of groups with openings could happen fairly easily and quickly on the new revamped cohousing website. Its pretty easy to create a post form, much like the FIC reachbook page, where people can enter in data into fields and then have those automatically posted on a page. The FIC reach page is a model of how to do this, I personally would add fields for such things as State, project name, unit description, price, availavble date, contact email and phone, website address, and other. Then sort it by either project name or state. That way, anybody who had a unit to sell, could post their own. This would be dynamic and updated by the people who care about it the most, the unit sellers. The current cohousing web site is a cobweb site, has not been updated for many months. It has been taken over by new energy and will be moved soon to a new location, and hopefully with some new energy added. Rob Sandelin ---------- From: cohousing-l [at] freedom.mtn.org on behalf of Deborah Behrens Sent: Thursday, March 26, 1998 9:48 PM Subject: RE: openings now From: Joyce Cheney <jcheney [at] stlnet.com> >Rumor has it that there's an ongoing listing of cohousing communities >with units for sale in completed sites, and groups far along (under >construction) that still need members. How can I find that list? Rumor is wrong. To my knowledge, there's no central place yet for such a function. We don't even have a current comprehensive list of communities period. The information changes so quickly, it's hard to keep up, even just within one region. The soon-to-be (inter)national non-profit cohousing organization may eventually be able to develop something along those lines, depending on the energies of its volunteers and the information it receives from various communities. Joyce's best options currently are 1. queries to cohousing-l, 2. check the cohousing web site, going from there to individual community sites, 3. look in the 8 regional newsletters in The Cohousing Journal (TCJ) quarterly to see the status of known groups in each region. (This involves membership at a level that receives all 8 newsletters) 4. There are occasional advertisements in the back of TCJ, as well as the Communities Journal, but they in no way constitute a comprehensive list. If Joyce or some other cohouser out there in the ether thinks this would be a fine project to take on, they're enthusiastically welcomed to volunteer. Contact me or one of the other cohousing Transition Team members. p.s. - before I got this sent, Denise Meier posted her email that she has a list that includes some of the information that Joyce wants - I applaud her for having taken that on. And I know others who have started similar lists. But the lists are only as good as the information that they receive, and the energy they have to keep the project going, so communities would still need to get information to Denise and whoever else is compiling information on an ongoing basis. And having a comprehensive list of whatever everyone wants to know about different cohousing communities could be a more ambitious task than any one person can handle. But rewarding. ~___~ (0 0) +--------------------ooO-(_)-Ooo---------------------+ | Debbie Behrens debbeh [at] auto-trol.com | | Highline Crossing Cohousing H: (303) 797-7779 | | 1611 W Canal Ct W: (303) 252-2215 | | Littleton CO 80120 Fx:(303) 252-2249 | | Rocky Mountain Cohousing Association | +----------------------------------------------------+
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