Re: Guest room fees
From: Marty Roberts (
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:46:25 -0800 (PST)
Hi folks,
I'd really love to hear what people charge for use of the guest room.  We 
really don;t need ideas for remodeling our common house.  We no longer have a 
kids room - we do have a guest room in the Common House - there will never be a 
shower, but it is a nice place to spend the night.  We are curious if and what 
people charge for a guest to stay overnight - if anything.


On Dec 15, 2014, at 3:16 AM, cohousing-l-request [at] wrote:

> On Dec 14, 2014, at 2:00 PM, Marty Roberts <martyr [at]> wrote:
>> We converted our kids play room (they're now teens) into a guest room.  The 
>> discussion came up at our recent meeting about whether to charge for its 
>> use.  what kind of rules and fees do you have for your guest room(s)?  Ours 
>> has no shower?and only a fold out sofa bed.
> This sounds pretty primitive. I have two thoughts:
> 1. You could charge a fee to fund an improvement of the facilities -- adding 
> a shower. That may require a larger space.
> 2. Giving up the playroom because all your kids are teens may be 
> short-circuiting future purchases. Playrooms attract young parents or would 
> be parents.
> 2-3 years ago, the playroom designed for kids under 6 or so, was not being 
> used. All except 2 who didn't use the playroom were 10 and above. There was a 
> move to change the room for older children. This year we have six children 2 
> and under. Three are new babies who will be using the room for years.
> Most people with children under 4 or so use the room very heavily because 
> there are different toys there than at home, more room to play, and parents 
> or caregivers can sit and read or visit with each other. Children also play 
> there during meetings.
> So you might think in terms of charging so you can save money for a redesign 
> of the CH so you can have both a playroom and a guest room.
> Sharon

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