Re: Guest Rooms - Holiday Demand Conflicts - Ideas for Fairness?
From: Elizabeth Magill (
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:20:49 -0700 (PDT)
We have free usage for up to a certain number of nights (with a low donation 
after that), 
a limit on when you can reserve in advance, 

and a concierge that manages all that. She tracks how much you have used, if 
you should pay, and notices when two of us reserve the same room.

personally, when I am over my number (I use the rooms a lot) I always note: 
"call me if you need the room" in the reservation so that people who use it 
less can bump me if they need to. Its happened a few times.

Details are here

(The Rev.) Elizabeth M. Magill

On Aug 14, 2015, at 11:50 AM, David Heimann <heimann [at]> wrote:

> Hello Teresa,
>       We have developed a guest room reservations policy, including a recent 
> revision that we did just now.  If you'd like the details, please let me know.
>       In a nutshell, in each quarter (three-month) period of the year 
> everyone starts out as low-use and can reserve well in advance.  When a given 
> household makes a certain number of reservations in the quarter, they become 
> high-use for the remainder of the quarter and can only reserve two weeks in 
> advance.  The reservations themselves are first-come-first-served.
> Regards,
> David Heimann
> Jamaica Plain Cohousing
> Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 21:18:23 -0700
> From: Teresa Milly <tmilly [at]>
> To: cohousing-L [at]
> Subject: [C-L]_ Guest Rooms - Holiday Demand Conflicts - Ideas for
>       Fairness?
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> Hello CoHo-L,
> I searched the archives and only found: first come, first served, then 
> negotiate for this issue.
> Has anyone had multiple requests for using your Guest Rooms for visiting 
> family/friends over multiple year holiday seasons and found a way to mitigate 
> conflict fairly on high demand weeks/weekends?
> We only started our CoHo community in December and the requests are coming in 
> and overlaps and conflicts are already tentatively there.
> Any suggestions on length of time ahead to firm up reservations as well since 
> that is important to getting the cheapest flights.
> Any ideas and experiences greatly appreciated!
> Thanks!
> Teresa at Mountain View CoHousing Community (MVCC), CA
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