|Moving-In Transition||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Becky Schaller (bschallertheriver.com)|
|Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2000 09:20:34 -0600 (MDT)|
Our community (Sonora Cohousing in Tucson, Arizona) is in the process of people moving in. About three families have moved in to their homes. Thirty-three families to go. My question is, How can we support community during this time of transition? We are working with Jim Leach and Wonderland Development. We really don't know how long it will be until the last family is moved in or how long it will be until the common house is completed. Estimates for closing dates don't seem to last very long. My best guess is that the common house won't be completed until January. That makes it difficult to have very many social events here because our site is still a construciton area. What we do know is that we seem to continue to have delays. I guess that's not uncommon. Right now, we have people at all different stages. Some people sold their house six months ago or a year ago and moved into croweded temporary housing figuring they would be moving two months ago. Many families have to move now since that is what they had planned to do months ago and there is no house for them to move into. Some people have difficulty celebrating the fact that others have been able to move in because they are in a situation where waiting to move is very difficult. There is some level of tension about different construction issues. Of course, the act of moving carries with it a certain amount of stress and a lot of people are having to move twice. Other people have just recently arrived from out of state and are in the process of settling into their new house. They are focusing on getting to know people and are providing the community with a lot of refreshing energy. We've figured out that we need to be having social events, so I think we are going to be doing something weekly or at least very regularly. Any ideas about how to build community at this time would be appreciated. Becky Schaller Sonora Cohousing Tucson, AZ Only two more houses to sell !!!
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