|Re: REGARDING FENCES||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Dahako (Dahakoaol.com)|
|Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 08:11:17 -0500|
Hi Chuck - I don't have any quarrel whatsoever with your take on fences from the purely communitarian angle. Pragmatically, in my opinion, there will sometimes be reasons folk will want fences, so having guidelines helps. (Note: Eno Commons homes are either single family detached or paired townhomes and each house has a pretty small front yard and only slightly larger backyard. None of us are particularly wealthy by U.S. standards.) I will be building a fence around part of my backyard because I have two large dogs, one of whom, Keesha, is rather territorial (though fine with kids). She can't be kept communally with other dogs, local ordinance and a statewide rabies epidemic forbid her to run loose, and it would be mean to her to keep her inside all day. So, there is one good reason to have a fence in the yard. In other developments, I've heard of folk who are practicing naturists (nudists) who choose to have fences rather than try to make their neighbors share their philosophy. This isn't an issue in Eno Commons (at least I don't think it is), but I think tolerating a fence in such a case is a fine idea. I'm sure there will be other reasons from time to time. Our draft guidelines say we discourage fences for the philosophical reasons you describe, and, for people who still want fences - whatever the reason-, we provide design limits. Jessie Handforth Kome Eno Commons Cohousing Durham, NC Where you're invited to our Dancing on the Foundations Celebration, Sunday, May 3, from 2-4pm. The first house will have a roof by then, so we'll be there rain or shine. The Dixie Crystals will play old-time music, we'll have five foundations to dance on or around, and punch and finger food will be provided. You're also invited to take a look at the newly updated Eno Commons web site (www.hawk-systems.com/web_pages/eno-commons/) to see construction pictures and our passive solar home designs.
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