Re: Washer/Dryer in Common House/Units
From: Elizabeth Stevenson (
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 08:40:01 -0700 (MST)
I'm kind of surprised that you have a choice about whether to have hook-ups.
THe morgtage companies we got our first mortgages from required them. Have
you guys found out about that?

I don't have a washer/dryer in my house, and I'm a laundry procrastinator.
The thing about procrastination is, you know how long it will take, and wait
to the last minute. So, you still do that, it just takes a little longer.

But the hookups also affect the resale value of your house, and I would put
them in even if you don't use them. All else being equal, I'd do the laundry
in the CH. It means that much more storage space in your house. I have a
closet with hookups that I can use for other things. Now if I can just get
rid of the hot water heater...

Liz Stevenson
Southside Park Cohousing
Sacramento California

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> From: Jasmine Gold <juturna [at]>
> Reply-To: cohousing-l [at]
> Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 21:53:19 -0800
> To: cohousing-l [at]
> Subject: [C-L]_Washer/Dryer in Common House/Units
> This message is for laundry procrastinators.
> I'm trying to figure out whether I want to pay approximately $1700 for
> washer/dryer hookups (plus the cost of a stackable dryer) when my house
> is built or to use the common house washer/dryer.
> I currently have a washer/dryer in my house and still put off laundry to
> the last minute due to lack of time or simply forgetting about it.
> I'm worried that if I have to bring the laundry to the common house, it
> will get done even less frequently than it does now. On the other hand,
> I also see that maybe it will get done more frequently because I will
> enjoy it more since I can visit with people while doing it and other
> members will help it along to make room for their laundry.
> I'd like to hear how those of you doing laundry in the common house feel
> about it.
> Thanks,
> Jasmine Gold
> Sonoma County Cohousing, Cotati, California
> where we are currently working on construction documents, got fantastic
> construction loan financing, are preparing to start construction in the
> spring, and have 26 out of 30 member households.
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