Re: guest room fees
From: Elizabeth Magill (
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:45:15 -0800 (PST)
As someone who "over-uses" the guest rooms at Mosaic (Berlin MA) I really 
appreciate the charge. First of all the users often WANT to pay, and it is 
helpful to have advice on how much the donation should be.
Secondly, it makes me feel better of about my "over" usage.

I think Mosaic's "first five nights free" is very fair to everyone.

ALSO I've found it helpful to have a place to note "ask me if you want to take 
this room" so that if I'm overusing and another person needs the room we can 
negotiate how they can get their fair use.

We also have that the host is responsible for cleaning. Sadly more than once I 
have failed at this. Still it is the right rule.

I'd like to see all items labelled not just "Mosaic" but guest room #1 or guest 
room #2, shower, bath. Honestly, I can't tell a queen from a double by looking 
at it!! And do the bathrobe and towel go in the bathroom or the guest room? 
People think such things are obvious, but not to non-observant folk like me.

(The Rev.) Elizabeth M. Magill

On Dec 19, 2014, at 1:35 PM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at]> 

> On Dec 19, 2014, at 12:27 PM, Susan Coberly <susandgeorge [at]> 
> wrote:
>> Our policy does allow for guests to clean and there is a sheet posted that
>> specifies what / how, but the negotiation over who cleans is between
>> the resident sponsor and that household's guest 
> It's really the same here. Ann is just firm with her guests. "You clean." I 
> think she tells them it's a cohousing rule, not hers.
> Sharon
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> Sharon Villines
> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
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