Re: Guest room fees?
From: Jenny Guy (
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:49:34 -0800 (PST)
Last time I visited (many years ago), Temescal Creek Coho in Oakland had a
futon couch in their kids' room, so it functioned as a kids' room during
the day and a guest room at night. That might work for you; you could put
shelves with attractive toys along one wall, so they wouldn't be filling
the room now that they aren't being used, but visitors would see the

Or glide gracefully into being adult-oriented cohousing; both are good
options :-)

Kingfisher Cohousing, Oakland CA
which is "mostly grownup cohousing" -- open to all, but probably won't have
a kids' room.

On Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 12:57 PM, Muriel Kranowski <murielk [at]> wrote:

> I totally agree with Sharon (as usual :) Is this considered a temporary use
> until new families with young'uns move in? But those families, when they
> visit, won't see an actual toy-and-game-and-costumes filled playroom to
> entice them to join - they'll see a not very attractive guest room that
> you'll say you can always convert back to a kids room, but if I were in
> their shoes I wouldn't hold my breath.
> I understand the feeling that this is precious common space not being used
> right now, but .... maybe put a comfy chair or two in it and leave it
> (otherwise looking like a playroom) as a quiet reading/away room?
>    Muriel at Shadowlake Village, Blacksburg, VA
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