|Re: Outside participants||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: JoycePlath (JoycePlathaol.com)|
|Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 19:19:37 -0700 (MST)|
Marsh Commons has five dinner participants who do not live here. Since we are a small community it has been great to spread out the cooking responsibilities and to have more folks to chat with during dinner. They pay $1 more for dinners. Because our common house is a remodeled truck shop we have 3500 square feet more that we need, we developed commercial space that is now rented to a variety of enterprises. Some of these people pay us $25 a month to use the common space including kitchen, laundry, ping pong area, and occasionally the dining and living areas for a party or art show. Again this inclusion has enriched our social environment as well as our financial situation. The final way in which we include the larger community is to rent out our space to various groups including the Green Party, the local environmental center, the folk music society, a yoga group and sometimes just people who want to have a big gathering (graduation and holiday parties come to mind).The common house use a couple of evenings a month for these purposes has made us into an unofficial community center that fills a need and again helps us meet our mortgage. Joyce Plath
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