|Re: Best size for Cohousing Community||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Berrins (Berrinsaol.com)|
|Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 22:46:55 -0600 (MDT)|
In a message dated 6/15/2000 7:40:44 PM, chan [at] usa.net writes: << We are still trying consense on the number of families we want. The experience of others would be helpful. 1. How many households are in your present community? How did you decide upon that number? 2. What do you believe would be the optimal number of households for a cohousing community? >> 1) 24 (actually, 21 in, 3 more to move in). We've only been in for 2 1/2 months, but all 24 families have been coming to meetings for over a year and an half, so we have a bunch of experience making decisions with everyone. The original 8 families wanted around 15 or 16 households, but the cost of the land they eventually found drove up the number of households they needed to pay for it. 2) It's hard to know what's an optimal number of households. Smaller groups don't have access to the resources that larger groups have, including material resources (lawn equipment, etc.) and human resources (e.g., bookeeping, administrative, group dynamics). Too may folks and full group meetings become unwieldy, communication more challenging. You may need to hear from both smaller and larger groups to get thier perspectives. Roger Pathways Cohousing Northampton, MA Where the first floor of the Common House has been framed, and a day of late June sun after about two weeks of almost constant rain has turned New England into a steamy jungle.
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