|Re: Age Diversity in Groups||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ginny Moreland (vmorelandmindspring.com)|
|Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 23:39:03 -0600 (MDT)|
Thank you, Howard! As a member of East Lake Commons, with 60 units under contract (and seven more to go), I can testify that this seems to be the case. Although only about half of our households are living on site, we've been marveling and the lovely way our age diversity has been working out. We range from 84 down to 8 weeks, and another infant due this summer. Even though many of our households do not have children at all, there seems to be lots of little pods of 2 to 4 kids, close in age, and of course the ten year olds do spend some time with the six year olds too. It's also true that the homes were not super small. Many with kids have bought three bedroom models and even added additional rooms in the attic. I also blush to admit that the homes were all plumbed for individual laundry and most of us have put in washers and dryers. (Though the common house will have some, and it will be done in a month or two.) I'm not recommending that course, but some of our families do like it that way. Can't tell if advantages like this will outweigh the difficulties of being so large, but we'll get back to you in two or three years. Ginny Moreland East Lake Commons Decatur, GA Where we're eagerly anticipating the first get together of our three Georgia cohousing communities this Saturday, all prompted by Rob Sandelin's tour and offer to do a workshop with us. Howard Landman HOWARD [at] POLY.POLYAMORY.ORG wrote: In "A Pattern Language" they analyze the distribution of ages in the population and what it means for kids in a housing cluster. The conclusion is that to have a reasonable probablility of having enough kids in each age group for each other to play with, you need to have over 50 families in the cluster. This assumes the cluster roughly matches the age distribution of the population at large.
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