Re: Common House use
From: Yochai Gal (yochaigalgmail.com)
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 14:22:33 -0700 (PDT)
Earlier this year we installed a state-of-art theater/projector system at
the Rocky Hill Common House. Until COVID it was heavily used; we had a
great time watching political debates, regular movie nights (up to three
times a week!), and conducting meetings for the community and other groups.

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 5:19 PM Barbara Smith via Cohousing-L <
cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> wrote:

>  We talk about Rocky Hill a lot -- I know we have members who eye Rocky
> Hill fondly if/when an opening should occur.In the meantime we are plowing
> forward with our planning board, hoping to convince them. Your response and
> others I've gotten should helpBarbara
>     On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 02:34:45 PM EDT, David Entin <
> davidhentin [at] gmail.com> wrote:
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>  In response to a request about Common House usage: perhaps ten years ago
> a graduate student did a study on this topic in ten or twelve cohousing
> communities.  Rocky Hill Cohousing was in this not overly impressive study
> and was one of the most used.  Several complained of not much usage.
> Before COVID our Common House was used for quite a few different meetings
> and gathering regularly, in addition to usual usage, i.e., common meals,
> community meetings, mail pick-up.  This included child care in our family
> room, local refugee resettlement coordination meetings, musical groups,
> political forums, dances, meditation, etc
> David Entin, Rocky Hill Cohousing
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