|RE: Commonhouse: Hanging Out||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (floriferousmsn.com)|
|Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2001 09:16:10 -0600 (MDT)|
Having visited a few cohousing groups it seems to be normal for little spontaneous hanging out except in conjunction with another event, eg after dinner or after a meeting. However I have been several places that have non-spontaneous hanging out as a regular ritual. Sunday morning paper and coffee, the Friday night bar, Tuesday at the movies, the Monday evening philosophers club, etc. These types of scheduled hanging out seem to work well. The key to spontaneous gatherings seems to be visibility. If you can see a gathering going on it will multiply. For example, I visited a place where there was sort of scruffy looking outdoor grass space between one wing of the homes. This was a social hub, they had regular impromptu barbeques and gatherings because all people had to do was look out the window to see the party. The other wing of the community did not have this, the in the middle space was all nicely landscaped, nice to look at but not a place you would hang out in. So if you don't have spontaneous events happening, I would suggest starting up a simple schedule on Friday nights. Usually if alcohol is involved it becomes a fun adult party. It may take a month or so for people to adjust their other scheduled events to make room for a community event so be sure not to give up too soon if turn out is light. Rob Sandelin _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
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