Re: Optimal cluster size
From: Hans Tilstra (
Date: Sat, 13 May 2000 23:34:41 -0600 (MDT)
I recollect that McCamant and Durrett found that with smaller groups with
fewer than 10 households, any personality clashes seemed to echo loudly.

With medium sizes, which they sized as  12-18 households), there was enough
space for individual differences etc.

With cohousing groups with more than 20 households, they found that
inhabitants complained of the anonimity, unyieldy decision making etc.

If you'd incorporate A Pattern Language's conclusions on clusters, it would
seem that cohousing would ideally comprise of two clusters.

Hans Tilstra

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