|Re: Common House space||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Stevenson/Bitner (lilbertconcentric.net)|
|Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 14:55:57 -0600|
>We're wondering if other communities who've been using their Common Houses >for a while might comment on how much use you get out of your teen rooms, if >you have them. We'd also appreciate getting an idea of how frequently your >guest rooms are used. Thanks! Teen rooms are notoriously underused, but if you want them to feel like a part of the community, why not give them a room? You can take it away later if they don't use it. We did that, but were sure to involve them in the decision. They agreed that the room would become a general purpose room that they had access to when they wanted. We don't have a guest room- couldn't afford it, but we don't seem to suffer much. We have lots of trades, where one person goes away for a holiday, and another has people in to visit who stay at the first person's house(but they have to take care of the cat/dog/goldfish/plants or whatever). It works pretty well. Some groups have onsite childcare, which is a great use of the space, but requires different code specs, and makes a room unavailable for anything else. We recently looked into using some room in the CH for shared office equipment. We didn't do it, but it's a good use of pooled resources if you don't need exclusive use of it. Why not devote part of a general meeting to brainstorming on ideas for the commonhouse? Have fun, Liz Stevenson Southside Park Cohousing Sacramento, CA
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