Re: Renters in Cohousing
From: Muriel Kranowski (
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 08:02:22 -0700 (PDT)
We've only rarely had truly involved renters, although we wish they would
be. In fact they often proclaim their great desire to be involved when they
sign the rental lease, and that's the last we see of them.

This is a college town and most renters are grad students who stay for one
year or occasionally longer, and they usually are totally involved with
their academics and the social life with their peers that goes along with
being a grad student. You can lead a renter to the Common House but you
can't make them eat there.
   Muriel at Shadowlake Village

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 8:49 AM Zev Paiss <zevpaiss [at]> wrote:

> Thank you for your varied responses. I expect nothing less.
> I this situation the owners are private people in many ways and do not
> want to share their lives with their renter. It seems that they simply
> never shared the shared meal option with her and felt invaded when another
> resident invited their renter to participate. Honestly I had not
> experienced this before as the general expectation is that owners would
> find renters who wanted to be an active partisans in the community.
> Zev Paiss
> Boulder, CO
> 720-925-5161
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