Re: Common Space- More or Less?
From: David Mencher (menchersgmail.com)
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 02:45:35 -0700 (PDT)
Great idea- I viewed her talk on youtube- Thank you

On 30 April 2018 at 12:23, Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> wrote:

> Hi all —
>
> Here is another excellent resource on Common House principles and design.
> It is, of course, Grace Kim’s elegant book “Designing the Cohousing Common
> House.”  It covers everything. Everything.
>
>
> Contact Grace Kim at:  grace [at] schemataworkshop.com
>
> Or you can view the digitized version of the book at:
>
> https://issuu.com/schemataworkshop/docs/cohousing_common_house_design
>
> This looks to be a site where authors can upload their written products so
> unless Grace or someone else tells us differently there is no copyright
> violation.
>
> Best --
>
> Ann Zabaldo
> Takoma Village Cohousing
> Washington, DC
> Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
> Falls Church, VA
> 202.546.4654
>
> As long as you have two or fewer … your ducks are always in a row.  The
> Covert Comic
>
>
>
> > On Apr 29, 2018, at 10:42 PM, Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> 
> > wrote:
> >
> > Oops!  Rereading your email I see that you have some additional
> questions that are not covered in the online directory. However cruising
> the directory first may give you some specific questions to ask of
> particular communities.  You can get all the basic information via the
> Cohousing.org directory.
> >
> > Both “creating Cohousing” and “Senior Cohousing” books by Kathryn
> McCamant and Charles Durrett Discuss Cohousing principles and design.
> >
> > However, Just as you were asking, it’s a very good idea to get
> first-hand feedback from people living with their common houses. Nothing
> like first hand feedback!
> >
> > Ann Zabaldo
> > Takomavillage Cohousing
> > Washington DC
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> > All tiipos ... curtesy of Siri  :-)
> >
> >> On Apr 29, 2018, at 7:37 PM, Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> 
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi David!
> >>
> >> All this information is available in the directory on the Cohousing.org
> website. You don’t even have to go to the communities website, which by the
> way is also listed, it’s all right there. For example clicking on ravens
> roost Cohousing in Anchorage Alaska the immediate community info is:
>  Moved in 2016, suburban location,  6.2 acres,  35 units, CH size 3800 s/f.
> >>
> >> This should make it easy for you to get as much information as you want
> from a whole slew of Cohousing communities.
> >>
> >> Ann Zabaldo
> >> Takomavillage Cohousing
> >> Washington DC
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >> All tiipos ... curtesy of Siri  :-)
> >>
> >>> On Apr 29, 2018, at 10:34 AM, David Mencher <menchers [at] gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Hi Cohousers
> >>>
> >>> Sharon's point regarding generic nature and open-endedness of
> questions is
> >>> noted.
> >>> I will try to narrow the field:
> >>> 1.  How many households (units) make up your community?
> >>> 2.  How large is your common space?
> >>> 3.  What does your common space consist of? (e.g. kitchen, dining room,
> >>> library, cafe, tool room, laundry room, toddlers soft play, etc)
> >>> 4.  Can you point out (best from experience) any aspects of common
> space
> >>> design or use that are clear mistakes to be avoided (we are a senior,
> >>> urban/semi-urban community of projected 30 units of between 700-950 sq
> >>> ft)?
> >>>
> >>> Thank you for any and all responses
> >>>
> >>> David Mencher
> >>> Cohousing Israel CHI
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On 26 April 2018 at 16:48, Sharon Villines <sharon [at] 
> >>> sharonvillines.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>>> On Apr 26, 2018, at 8:33 AM, David Mencher <menchers [at] gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> 1.how many different size units were offered in your community?
> >>>>> 2.What do you consider the optimal size for common space for 30
> units?
> >>>>> 3. How do you use the common space for multiple purposes most
> >>>> successfully?
> >>>>> 4. What are your best ideas for use of communal space? TIA!
> >>>>
> >>>> These are all topics that have been discussed. You can browse the
> archives
> >>>> to find many answers and much information. Then you can narrow your
> >>>> questions to something specific.
> >>>>
> >>>> As they are, the questions are so open ended that it would take a
> book to
> >>>> answer them or "no one knows” because the research hasn’t been done.
> >>>>
> >>>> Sharon
> >>>> ----
> >>>> Sharon Villines, Washington DC
> >>>>
> >>>> "Save Our Planet. It's the only one with chocolate."
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
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> >>>
> >>>
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> >>>
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