|AirBnB and B&Bs [was: guest room fees||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:08:42 -0800 (PST)|
On Dec 19, 2014, at 10:19 AM, John Sechrest <sechrest [at] gmail.com> wrote: > It has caused me to start wondering about the process and consequences of > Cohousing-L communities offering units via airbnb. At Takoma Village we have assumed that rentals were to be for an extended period of time if the owner was not in residence. Recently a new member wanted to advertise her unit for rent for a month or for 4 one week periods. It was the first time someone had done this though people have often had friends occupying their unit when they were gone or traded a month with the program in which people do that (forgot the name). Short stays without the host in residence causes a problem because it makes work for the neighbors. A person is planted who knows nothing and is walking around in the CH and corridors. Even with the host in residence, it raises security issues and public image issues to have rooms advertised. A cohousing community is a community in which everyone knows each other and relates to each other. It has to be at least a semi-closed circle in order to develop and maintain intimacy. While some people thrive on new people around all the time, others do not and it dilutes the sense of community. A constant stream of unknown people changes the air. The Twin Oaks community has apprenticeship programs and regular work residencies for non-residents to learn about the community. In their literature they have a sentence that says something like don't expect residents to speak to you. They need their own lives. Ask your guide if you need information. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
- guest room fees, (continued)
- guest room fees Susan Coberly, December 19 2014
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