|Re: Kitchen noise: A thanks to the list||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Bitner/Stevenson (lilbertearthlink.net)|
|Date: Sat, 12 Jun 1999 14:03:34 -0500|
How ironic. Two posts about the kitchen. It works great, but nobody is enjoying it! Two points, then. Mandatory cooking isn't so bad, after all. Last night we had a luau. Everybody dressed in Hawaiian clothes and we had mahi-mahi. You guys don't know what you're missing! And people should think very carefully about not building the common house until after the rest has been built. It is a vital part of the process, and the momentum has been lost later on, as evidenced here. All is not lost, though. You could still make the CH a bigger part of the community, it will just take some willpower, and, yes, a meals coordinator. It is a big job, but keep it rotating and it doesn't burn people out. You really are missing out without the meals. It is very gratifying to hear follow-through about something we discussed months ago! Sometimes I feel very repetitive talking about the same stuff over and over, without ever seeming to get anywhere. Congrats on your new comonhouse! -- Liz Stevenson Southside Park Cohousing Sacramento, California ---------- >From: Pablo Halpern <phalpern [at] newview.org> > A number of people on this list wrote convincingly about the need to make > sure that the cooks and cleaning crew were not isolated in the kitchen. > People described their experience that kitchen noise is not nearly as much > of a problem as noise generated within the dining room itself. I withdrew > my support of a closed-off kitchen and advocated for an open kitchen > design, which eventually carried the day. > > Now that the common house is built, I see very clearly that we made the > right decision. I don't even notice noise coming from the kitchen, even > when I'm sitting at one of the closer tables. It is easy to see and talk > with people in the kitchen. I think the kitchen is much more pleasant than > it would have been if we had limited the connection with the dining room to > a window-type opening. Thanks to everybody for helping us do the right thing!
Kitchen noise: A thanks to the list Pablo Halpern, June 11 1999
- Re: Kitchen noise: A thanks to the list Bitner/Stevenson, June 12 1999
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