|Commonhouse Design||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 06:37:03 -0600 (MDT)|
There is a long discussion in the archives on dining room chairs and tables that also discusses some issues about commonhouse design. Part of that discussion concerned yoga in the dining room. We got folding tables because people wanted to do yoga. In a year or more, no one has. But we have done parties with dancing. The dining room is probably too public for yoga and other exercise classes. People walk through ours all the time so it would be like exercising with an audience which few of us are likely to enjoy. (If we did we would be doing it in bars for a lot more money.) One thing we have found missing is personal storage space like cubbies. We put in a typical mail sorter unit but cubbies large enough to hold a bread box would have been more convenient for returning or loaning books and other items or for leaving personal stuff in the commonhouse and not having to take it back and forth (like exercise stuff, a favorite cup, a personal tea supply, etc.) We also did not have adequate storage shelves built in for things like the library, games, puzzles, etc. Even cookbooks we need a bigger shelf for. An office is important. You need a place for the central location of documents, archives, emergency info, keys, at the minimum. We also have a copier, fax, and computer -- all of which get heavy use. We also have a high quality, duplex printer connected to the computer and the network so everyone has access from their units. Storage closets can never be overdone. Having a place to put things away makes the central part of the room more easily usable for more kinds of things -- particularly crafts, workshops, children's rooms, kitchen. Sharon -- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
- Re: commonhouse design, (continued)
- Re: Commonhouse Design Berrins, May 27 2002
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