|Re: Guest Rooms||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: cynthia . e . carpenter (cynthia.e.carpenterus.arthurandersen.com)|
|Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 12:32:00 -0600|
Sarah of Cohousing 2000 asked about guest room use. I really appreciate our two guest rooms and have used them quite a bit in our short time here. It's been wonderful to be able to put up our relatives *near* us, but not actually in our unit. Our kids can reach the guest rooms easily and safely, yet our visitors can retreat to their own space any time they want and we get a little more privacy, too. (I think Liz's reason for not having guest rooms is actually a good reason to have them :-) We charge $25/night for the use of the guest rooms and hosts are responsible for cleaning and changing linens in between guests. We made these arrangements to put the burden of their maintenance on the folks who actually use them, and there does indeed seem to be fairly lopsided use of them. My family uses the guest rooms, and other common spaces, fairly heavily because our own unit is on the small side (3 bedrooms/5 people). Most of the units here, though, have more bedrooms than residents, so there are many people for whom the guest rooms just aren't needed. We have 41 units in all, with 2 guest rooms that share one bathroom. Guest rooms do require some administrative work: one of our members keeps a calendar for reservations, distributes keys and collects the fees, etc. She and a few others also did a lot of upfront work into making the rooms cozy and inviting; we furnished them largely with donations from our members. > - Do they have other uses? My husband and I rented one for New Year's Eve for a retreat from our three small children :-). I've also used them for a small private meeting. The standards for cleanliness are higher than in other areas, though, so it's hard for them to be truly multi-use. I could imagine them being used in the future for special situations, perhaps for friends and family in transition between housing (not that cohousing wannabes would know anything about that...), or for a teenager or nanny who needed a room nearby, etc. - Cindy Cambridge Cohousing *******************Internet Email Confidentiality Footer******************* Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or responsible for delivery of the message to such person), you may not copy or deliver this message to anyone. In such case, you should destroy this message, and notify us immediately. If you or your employer does not consent to Internet email messages of this kind, please advise us immediately. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed in this message are not given or endorsed by my firm or employer unless otherwise indicated by an authorized representative independent of this message.
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