|Re: Coho without work expectations?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2018 22:27:23 -0700 (PDT)|
> On Jul 2, 2018, at 5:38 PM, Philip Dowds <rphilipdowds [at] me.com> wrote: > Not explaining the cohousing lifeway to the last wave of buyers may have been > an omission with durable consequences. Having an active Resales and Rentals team has made an enormous difference here. They stress self-management and participation from minute one, starting with tours for the general public. It also helps that we have a waiting list — there is no need to soften the message in order to get a sale. The new households jump in even before they move in. We had one new member who had professional food safety experience. I asked her if she would take on the freezer — we had someone who did the refrigerator but the freezer was full of stuff with no names or dates, and I was not sure if anyone was watching the temperature. It wasn’t low enough for long term storage. She said, "Oh, sure. I look at Sunday morning." I found out a week later that she wasn’t moving in for another 2 weeks or so. Two women started participating in workdays before there was even a hope of a unit the size they wanted being available. Those are the people to look for. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
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- Re: Coho without work expectations? Sharon Villines, July 2 2018
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