|Re: rentals in small cmties||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Karen Scheer (karenmonkeyhouse.org)|
|Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 07:38:17 -0700 (PDT)|
Thanks for your input. We appreciate the willingness and openness of folks from other cmties as we trundle down the path to our own. I have a friend at your cmty. I'm guessing that OCC stands for Oak Creek Cohousing in Paso Robles. I visited Maggie and Joe there last Spring and that was part of what inspired our family to join in the Ashland Cohousing group.
cheers and best of everything, Karen On Sep 28, 2005, at 11:08 PM, OCC611ng wrote:
Our cohousing community of 36 homes is about 16 months old. When fully sold, we still had three unoccupied units. Two of these units eventuallywere rented out.The two renters are very active in our community, much more so than many of the owners. Both are single and have no family obligations which might taketheir time and energy away from community affairs.We have been very pleased with the degree of involvement of the renters incommunity activities and decision making. Our rules permit them to participate in deliberations on proposals not requiring financing. Wewelcome them, and they reward us with their attention and valuable ideas.Norm Gauss ----- Original Message ----- From: "Karen Scheer" <karen [at] monkeyhouse.org> To: "Cohousing-L" <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Cc: "Alea Kent" <aleakent [at] gmail.com>; "Sarah Breckenridge" <sarahbbreckenridge [at] yahoo.com>; "Melanie Mindlin" <sassetta [at] mind.net>; "karen jacobsen" <karenldrn [at] earthlink.net> Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 9:34 PM Subject: [C-L]_ rentals in small cmtiesHello all, I am new to this list and part of the cohousing group forming in Ashland, OR (Fordyce Street Cohousing Community). We have a piece of land purchased and are awaiting the outcome of an appeal to LUBA so that we can commence with building. Meanwhile, we have been discussing rental policy in committee meetings and thought it would be helpful to ask other cohousing groups, specifically smaller ones like ours (13 units), about their experiences with renters. The main concern we were hearing was that if too many of the members are away at once and renting to other folks, this could potentially create difficulties in maintaining the spirit and operations of the community. We would like to hear about ways that rentals have worked well or not so well in smaller communities so that we can better understand how renters might impact our community. Also, have groups found that there is a "criticalmass" of members required for the optimal functioning of the community?thank you for your responses! Karen _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/_________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
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