|Re: talking about money, values, and power [WAS How big is too big (for a house)]||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Mary Baker, Solid Communications (marysolid-communications.com)|
|Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:10:14 -0700 (PDT)|
Sonora Cohousing in Tucson has a range of sizes, including a four-bedroom model. But you can’t really tell from street level because many of the homes have a large basement level (keeps house cool in Arizona heat) and even the larger homes have a narrow footprint. The last owners had some trouble moving the house on the market though, even though there is considerable demand for cohousing. It’s a big commitment for a family of 4-6 to make—a bigger step, I would imagine, than it would be for an individual or couple. Nevertheless, it’s really nice to have big families in a cohousing community. Mary From: Eris Weaver Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 8:47 AM To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org Subject: [C-L]_ talking about money, values, and power [WAS How big is too big (for a house)] > Should we allow for such a large house in our planning of the community? > Some members are concerned that such a large home would be out of place within the > community, or would foster jealousy, or would be very hard to sell if/when that > household needs to relocate. Other members are of a "live and let live" attitude and feel > that people should be able to build what they want. This discussion really isn't about optimum home size, but about all the emotions and values that come up around economic differences, power (within the community and in the outside world), equity, fairness, etc. I'll be leading a pre-conference session on the topic "Let's Talk About Money" at the cohousing conference that might be useful to forming groups wrestling with these questions. I won't be giving you answers about what you should DO about this issues, or showing you how to do pro formas or reserve studies, or how to calculate dues, etc. What I will be sharing are techniques for having these discussions in a useful way. Issues about finances are not about numbers, they are about values! More info here: http://www.cohousing.org/2017/intensives/money If you can't come to the conference, you can buy my book here: http://www.erisweaver.info/books.html Eris Weaver, FrogSong Cohousing (Cotati, CA)
talking about money, values, and power [WAS How big is too big (for a house)] Eris Weaver, March 24 2017
- Re: talking about money, values, and power [WAS How big is too big (for a house)] Mary Baker, Solid Communications, March 25 2017
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