Japanese student - another favor
From: Deborah Behrens (debbehauto-trol.com)
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 08:40:04 -0600
This survey looks daunting, but it's mostly multiple choice, so hopefully
shouldn't take too long.  Please respond directly to Etsuyo.  

> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Monday, November 30, 1998 9:54 AM
> To:   Deborah Behrens
> Subject:      a favor again
> 
> I was thinking how people can answer my questions, so I made a survey.
> You seem very helpful. I hope you will email me soon.
> 
> I am Etsuyo Fukushima, an architecture major college student in Tokyo.
> Cohousing is my thesis project.  I know a lot of books are published
> about cohousing, but Iユm interested in how people live in cohousing.
> There are few sources, so I looked into some web sites. I found your
> email address on the web.
> This time, I would like to send you questionnaires for research of my
> project.
> I really appreciate your help.
> 
> Here is one example.
> Question
> 1.What is your favorite fruit?
> (a) Orange (b) apple (c) peach (d) others
> If you like orange best, your answer would be (a).
> If you like others, choose (d) and please describe specific.
> 
> If you want to choose more than two answers, please do.
> 
> Here are Questionnaires for people who live in cohousing for my project.
> 
> 1. Which Cohousing do you live in?
> 
> 2.Do you own a house or rent it?
> (a) Own a house : condominium style  (b) Own a house : cooperative style
> 
> (c) rent a house
> 
> 3.How did you know cohousing?
> (a)reading magazine  (b) reading a book which is called cohousing
> (c)  reading newspaper  (d) watching TV (e) hearing from people
> (f) attending a seminar (g) others
> 
> 4.When was Cohousing built?
> If it is not built yet, when will the construction be finish?
> 
> 5.When did you move there? /When will you move there?
> 
> 6.Where is it located? If you can describe something around there,
> please.
> For example, a big company, university or etc.
> 
> 7.Could you tell your family member, race, age, and occupation?
> 
> 8.What is your educational back ground?
> (a) high school   (b) college  (c) graduate school   (d) others
> 
> 9.Was your cohousing designed by
> (a)just by developer
> (b)by people who would live there without any developer
> (b) by both developer and people, but a developer designed more than
> people
> (c) by both developer and people, but people designed more than a
> developer
> 
> 10-1.If you join designing, could you explain which point you considered
> the most?
> 
> 10-2.If you did not join designing, did you want to join designing?
>     Where do you want to change or design?
> 
> 11.Why did you move to cohousing? At fist, please choose one main reason
> and you can
> answer more than two.
> If your main reason is (a), and you have other reason (b), (c),
> your answer would be (a)-(b), (c)
> 
> (a) wanted to join the community
> (b) wanted to have meals with people.
> (c) wanted to have a yard
> (d) wanted to raise children in the good environment which is without
> cars
> (e) wanted to raise children in the good environment which is with other
> children
> (f) wanted to have close neighbors
> (g) wanted to shared ideas with people who have other kind of job
> (h) wanted to have neighbors to help because of the oldness
> (i) others
> 12.How many units does your cohousing have?
> 
> 13.How many people live there? How many adults and children who are
> under 15 years
> old?
> 
> 14.Which facility does your cohousing have?
> (a) common kitchen   (b) common food storage area (c) common pantry
> (d) common dining (e) common living (f) common sitting room
> (g) common childrenユs room (h) romp room (i)teen room
> (j)day care center (k)guest room (l)bath room
> (m)laundry (n)private storage  (o)storage
> (p)library (q)recreation room (r)lounge
> (s)meeting room (t)exercise room
> (u)bike ski storage (v)game media room
> (w) wood shop  (x)work out room
> (y)hot tub (z)sauna  (a1)green house
> (b1) office  (c1)others, for example?
> 
> 15. Which facilities do you use so often?
>    Choices are above
> 
> 16. Do you think you have privacy?
> (a) Yes (b)No
> 
> 17. Do you use anything to have privacy?
> (a)put the family-time sign on the door
>   (b)turn off the light on the first floor
> (c)others
> 
> 18. If you have children, where do they play? ( you can choose more than
> two.)
> (a) at your own house  (b) in the common kids room
> (c) in the cohousing land   (d) at other neighborsユ house in the
> cohousing
> (d) others
> 19. How often are the community meals held?
> Choose the meals
> (a) breakfast  (b)lunch   (c) dinner   (e) others
> Choose the times
> (a)once a week  (b) twice a week  (c) three times a week
>    (d) four times a week   (e) five times a week   (g) others
> If community meal is held for dinner once a week, the answer would be
> (c)-(a)
> 
> 20. How often do you join the community meals?
> Choose the meals
> (a) breakfast  (b)lunch   (c) dinner   (e) others
> Choose the times
> (a)once a week  (b) twice a week  (c) three times a week
> (d) once a month   (e) twice a month  (f) twice a month
> (g) once every two weeks  (h) none   (i) others
> 
> 21. How often do you cook for community meals?
> Choose the meals
> (a) breakfast   (b)lunch   (c) dinner   (e) others
> Choose the times
> (a) once a week   (b) twice a week  (c) once every two weeks
> (d) once a month   (e) twice a month   (f) none   (g) others
> 
> 22. What do you thing the good point of the community meal?
>    (a) communication with neighbors   (b) rationalization of cooking
>  (c) others
> 
> 24. What is your job for the community?
> 
> 25.What activities do you have as a community
>    (a) movie inside   (b) movie outside   (c) concerts
>    (d) sports ミplease describe specifically   (e) New Year Party
> (a)  (f)Easter Party  (g) Halloween Party  (h) Thanks Giving Party
> (i)Christmas Party  (j) celebrating the original move-in the community
> (j) others
> 
> 25. Do you join the community meeting?
>  (a) Yes  (b) No
> 
> 26. How often is the community meeting held?
> (a) once a week   (b) twice a week  (c) once every two weeks
> (d) once a month   (e) twice a month   (f) none   (g) others
> 
> 27. How often do you join the community meeting?
> (a) once a week   (b) twice a week  (c) once every two weeks
> (d) once a month   (e) twice a month   (f) none   (g) others
> 
> 28. What do you discuss at the community meeting?
> 
> 29.Do you have neighbors who have the same hobby?
>    (a) Yes (b)No
> 
> 29-1. If your answer is (a)Yes, what is your hobby?
> 
> 29-2. If your answer is (a)Yes, how do you share the hobby?
> (a)talking about it together  (b) doing it togetherムhow often?
> (c) you have the club in the community  (d) others
> 
> 30. Do you have any neighbors who help you when you are sick?
>    If you do not move yet, do you expect neighbors will help you when
> you are sick?
>    (a) Yes (b)No
> 
> 31. Do you like the cohousing (community) life?
> (b) Yes  (b)No
> 
> 32. Do you think you will not move anywhere from the cohousing?
> (a) Yes  (b) No
> 
> 33. Are there any problems in the cohousing (community)?
>    If there is, could you explain?  Your answer could be simple.
>    If you can explain more, please do.
> 
> 34. Please write anything you want to write.
> 
> 35. Do you mind if I ask you some more questions after reading your
> survey?
> (b) Yes  (b) No
> 
> 
> Could you send me answers as soon as possible?
> I hope it is before December 15th.
> Even after that, you are welcome to answer.
> 
> Could you pass this email to people who live in the cohousing?
> 
> Thank you so much.
> Etsuyo Fukushima
>  etsuyo [at] sannet.ne.jp
> 
> 
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