|Re: Borrowing/lending system||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Kathryn McCamant (kmccamantcohousingpartners.com)|
|Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:43:03 -0800 (PST)|
Good to hear from you Graham. Actually, I think the biggest issue with a list like that (i.e. Things I have that you can borrow)is keeping it up to date. In our community (Nevada City Cohousing), when you need just about anything (a lemon for what you are cooking, a thermometer for a sick kid, an extra large cooler for a camping trip, tent, bike, car, whatever...)you just send out an email to the community. With a few hours you are pretty guaranteed to have what you are looking for. We even have an iternal code for the email subject line...."ISO" = "In search of....." ISO lemon. ISO larger cooler. ISO a car for Saturday afternoon. My community has no interest in creating systems that require more ongoing work for upkeep if we can find a simplier system. Katie -- Kathryn McCamant, President, Architect CoHousing Partners, LLC 241 Commercial Street Nevada City, CA 95959 T.530.478.1970 C.916.798.4755 www.cohousingpartners.com On 1/27/15 3:39 AM, "Graham Meltzer" <graham.meltzer [at] findhorn.org> wrote: > >Dear all > >This is my first post for years. Nice to be back. > >I wonder which communities have formalised a system that enables members >to >borrow household items (camping gear, kitchen appliances, gardening tools >etc). In the 90s when I was researching cohousing in the US I was >particularly struck by a system at Commons on the Alameda. They had listed >all of the items each unit was willing to lend and circulated the list to >everyone in the community. I imagine that these days, such a system would >be online. The obvious problem with such a system is that it advertises >every household's inventory of possessions to potential ne'er do wells. So >there would be concerns about security. I guess it could be made >accessible >only to subscribing community members. > >Any thoughts? > >Love and blessings from Findhorn >Graham >______________________________________ > >Graham Meltzer > >Conference Team >Findhorn Foundation >The Park, Findhorn, >Scotland IV36 3TZ > >Office: 01309 691933 >Mob: 07818823247 > >Co-convenor: Healthy Birth - Healthy Earth Conference, 2016 >Blog about life in Findhorn: http://findhornblog.wordpress.com/ >Author, see: >http://www.amazon.com/Graham-Meltzer/e/B00IV3A51M/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_b >ook_1 >______________________________________ >_________________________________________________________________ >Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: >http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
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