|Re: Guest Room Questions||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Elizabeth Magill (pastorlizmgmail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2020 14:00:34 -0800 (PST)|
We have 34 households and 2 "hobby" rooms. These are places guests do "hobbies". (The zoning board didn't want us having a "hotel".) We imagined we would do things like a knitting group in them during the day, when unused by others, and set up a twin bed such that it could be used as a couch, and put a futon on other room so that we could do that. However, as best I can tell, no one ever has. (Often have massage therapists using the space, however.) We have a half bath near the guest rooms and an accessible bath with a shower down the hall. I've never known why they aren't reversed. The two guest rooms and one bath have a doorway marking that space as separate. The rooms are a little longer than two twins or the double bed/futon, and each has an armoire for linens. Our number one mistake is that each is on a noisy wall--one next to the laundry room the other next to the living room/movie space. The rooms are not big enough to add another wall in 6 inches which would be the best sound improvement. Our rooms are used frequently, there are often two people who want the same room, we have a concierge that works those situations out. It doesn't really feel like a third room would valuable. They are x number of nights free (maybe it's 5?) and then $10 per night after that. Guests have a host who does the laundry and cleans up. We also have used it for people who have broken a leg, hip surgery, a fire in one of the homes. We have also hosted two different people who were facing homelessness, we were their intermediate housing for a couple of weeks, or a couple of months. Mosaic Commons, Berlin, MA On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 8:46 AM Fred-List manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> wrote: > Valerie Bowman <valeriebowman2 [at] gmail.com> > is the author of the message below. It was posted by > Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> > after deleting quoted digest. > > Digest subscribers, please delete most of quoted digest and > restore subject line when replying. NOTE: Digest subscribers can > make replying easier by using "auto folders" particularly Gmail and > Outlook users. See http://justcomm.org/jc-faq.htm#Q6.5 > > -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- > At Prairie Hill in Iowa City we will have 36 units when complete; > we’re about 2/3 built. There are two guest rooms on the second floor > of the Common House, the Nancy Drew room and the Grant Wood. One has a > queen bed and ensuite bathroom. The other, down the hall, has twin > beds with a trundle type bed under one of them and a bathroom just > outside the door that is also sometimes (but seldom) used by other > guests or someone using our office. Both have accessible showers only, > not tubs. They are small, no closets but we have hooks and a very > small armoire in one room and wire shelves in the bathroom in the > other mostly for sheets and towels. Everyone has a host who is > responsible for cleaning the room and changing beds after the guests > leave. > > We ask for a $25/night donation which almost everyone leaves. There is > a one-week limit on reservations, with extensions possible if other > guests aren't scheduled. We have a few people who will offer their > homes if they are away and there is a need. We don’t lock the empty > rooms because the splits in the guest rooms are helpful in heating and > cooling our hallway. It hasn’t been a problem but we don’t have > teens. ☺️ Noise has never been a problem. We invite people to use > the kitchen and living room downstairs. We offer potential members two > free nights to try us out. We have one person who keeps track of the > guests on our internal calendar. It has all worked out very well. > Slightly larger rooms might be nice but ours seem to work and people > always sleep well. > > Good luck! > Valerie > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > > > -- -Liz (The Rev. Dr.) Elizabeth Mae Magill Pastor, Ashburnham Community Church Minister to the Affiliates, Ecclesia Ministries www.elizabethmaemagill.com 508-450-0431
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