Re: Clean team question
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2008 09:12:04 -0700 (PDT)

On Aug 2, 2008, at 11:29 AM, Rob Sandelin wrote:

Yep it is different. Although I still get the choice whether or not to do
the work.

In Play or Pay systems, people have a choice too. In most of them, they don't pay upfront, but it would probably be much more effective if they did.

The EcoVillage of Loudoun County does do automatic billing. No report from you or someone else doing work for you, and you are automatically billed. I think this is a good system because it keeps it non- personal. No one likes to police when it means deciding on an individual basis.

We are still measuring how much work it actually takes so reporting is important to us even if the work is voluntary.

In a lot development model, the bulk of the work _is_ the commonhouse so using a real pay and then play system there, while leaving other work optional, ensures that it gets care.

Our members did a lot of work this week because the elevator pit sprung a leak and we had to drain it regularly to protect the underside of the elevator. The basement floor is well below the water table.

I don't think any lot development has to deal with an elevator and we have a whole person assigned to oversee inspections and repair.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing,Washington DC

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