|Re: Survey Form||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Bonnie Fergusson (fergyb2yahoo.com)|
|Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 12:42:35 -0700 (PDT)|
I think the most serious mistake you are making with this survey is not even considering the option of universal participation in the cooking rotation for common meals. Everyone cooks, eating is optional. I'm telling you this is really key to building community ties that make for successful cohousing and if you don't decide it up front you are very unlikely to end up with a solid well functioning common meal program. (this is not my personal opinion only; its based on the experience of many cohousing communities). Sitting down with your neighbors regularly to eat together keeps the group tight knit and motivated to solve the minor problems that come up. Trust me the importance of the "amenities" is markedly less after move in than the importance of the community ties so you want to load the dice wherever possible towards things that strengthen them. Also the idea that you will have a Cohousing community that requires no work except what's done by hired staff seems very unrealistic to me unless your plan is very expensive luxury housing with high HOA fees. Bonnie Fergusson of Swan's Market Cohousing Oakland, CA __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
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