Re: Moving-In Transition
From: lilbert (
Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2000 18:48:19 -0600 (MDT)
This is one of my stock answers; my apologies to those who've been on the 
list awhile.

One of the things that bothered me the most about others moving in before I
did was that they were eating dinners together on the site and not inviting
those who didn't live there yet. Make sure everybody is in on whatever
activities you organize on site. If it's spontaneous, use email or a phone
tree to make sure everybody who can participate is invited. It is SO
important to feel a part of the group, even if you don't live there yet.

Liz Stevenson
Southside Park Cohousing
Sacramento, California

>From: "Becky Schaller" <bschaller [at]>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <cohousing-l [at]>
>Subject: Moving-In Transition
>Date: Tue, Aug 1, 2000, 2:03 PM

> 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'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.

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