Re: common laundry question
From: Judy Hecht (
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:54:03 -0800 (PST)
I needed to decide whether to use the washer/dryer space in my unit for laundry 
or use it as a pantry and I opted for the pantry. It was a good choice for me. 
I like doing my laundry early in the day in the Common House and being able to 
use all three washers and 2 dryers at the same time. It's much faster than 
running laundry all day at home. I think 3 washers and 2 dryers is just right 
for our community of 34 units, 25 of which use the Common House machines. I 
wish we had more space, though, for line-drying and storage of laundry baskets 
that get left behind.

Keep in mind when planning hook ups in the bigger units for those with bigger 
families, that frequently, families with young children can only afford the 
smaller 2-bedroom units and it's the older folks without kids that end up 
buying the 3 and 4 bedroom units.

We're not using commercial machines and so far it is working fine. Opt for the 
simplest machines possible, because with the variety of users, the changes back 
and forth between liquid and powdered detergents and complex programming can 
create problems.

Jude Hecht
CoHo Ecovillage
Corvallis, Oregon

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