|Re: common house duties||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H. Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 12:59:48 -0600|
Scott Crowley whose email address today is :) scowley [at] library.utah.edu is the author of the message below but due to a problem it was posted by the Fred the list manager: owner-cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- One of the most intriguing aspects of cohousing for me is the Sharing part. Can it be done amongst the Americans ? On the one hand we have...Wage Slaves. On the other we have...Busy, Important people who like to a) Work (for themselves), or b) Play. In order to do either, someone else must do the c) "shit work". While I believe that we are trying to put people into an environment which rewards the Best in people instead of the worst, I am curious about your experience with the bottom line. For those communities which are _older_, and hopefully in a post-capitalistic transitional phase, what has your experience been ? I know Twin Oaks had to invent a work credit system to keep people from abusing each other. How long did it take you to get the Busy, Important people to help, and the worker bees to allow them to ? What were the volunteer/coercion requirements ? How did the dialogue go ?
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