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|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 07:36:16 -0700 (PDT)|
When people decided we needed a guest room policy, mostly because some guests were staying a long time. They measured how often the room was used. One unit had used it 40 nights in the last year, and others not at all. The average was about 10-14 days. Some people wanted to charge for the rooms but others didn’t. We don’t charge for using any CH facilities, even the laundry. We ended up with a $25 donation which over time has become expected. We had discussions recommending methods for leveling off use. None were implemented but I list them because they might be useful to others. 1. Each unit has a number of days a year free, and then pays a certain sum after that. Units may give their free days to other units. 2. Each unit has a number of points each year. Holidays and weekend cost more points. Points can be traded. 3. Conflicts are resolved by lottery. (I thought we should be able to come up with a more rational basis for decision-making but some felt this was the most fair—chance is fair. And easiest—no tracking of points, etc. But as with most issues, just talking about it resolved many issues. Limiting reservations to only 4 months in advance resolved people making reservations months in advance and forgetting about them. Limiting stays to 10 days prevented people from essentially moving in. And if someone was obnoxious, we knew there was an end. PORTABLE BED We have a young man who is working for the Marriott hotel in downtown DC. He told us about the bed they use. We haven’t purchased it yet but plan to. It stores easily and is the normal height of beds. It inflates and deflates in minutes. Folded is the size of a large suitcase on wheels. Shows a washer and dryer sitting on it so it is strong. $199-269 at FrontGate. They have a slide show and video here: https://hec.su/blAc Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
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