|Re: optimal size for cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Hans Tilstra (tilstrasmartchat.net.au)|
|Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 18:18:10 -0600 (MDT)|
This is what I've deducted from reading to date... If the group is too small, the cost of the "co" bits become disproportionately high relative to the "house" bits. It may be hard to accommodate personality differences. The advantage of a small group is the relative ease of establishment and purchase. I'd define small as 12 households or smaller. If the group is too big, than it would be hard to achieve consensus, get to know one another. There would be a likelihood of sub clustering ("clickiness"). Hence 17 to 25 households seem to be the optimal number. There's the likely economies of scale, the neighourhood feel, the achievability of consensus. Love to hear how these findings compare with your experiences! Hans http://www.vicnet.net.au/~cohouse
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