Re: Average Turn Over
From: Alison Etter (
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 11:12:49 -0700 (PDT)
OK Eris - Now that we have the profile, we want to know your secret.  What
do you do at FrogSong that makes everyone want to stay?

Alison Etter
Roberts Creek Cohousing Community

2008/8/7 Eris Weaver <eris [at]>

> I think we have one of the lowest turnover rates here at FrogSong (Cotati,
> CA)
>        5 years since move-in
>        # resales: 2 units, 3 actual sales,  only one that was "outside the
> family"
>        # changes in rentals: 3 changes in one unit
>        # new partners or roommates added to existing households:
> approximately 8
> Details: of the 2 units that have turned over, only one was sold to someone
> outside the community. That person left because she got married.
> The other unit was sold back and forth between two people, both of whom
> were
> already community members. The one person in that whole exchange that did
> finally leave, left to go traveling, not sure where she would settle
> afterwards.
> Both of the people who left were folks who really wanted community but had
> a
> hard time fitting in in certain ways.
> The unit that's been a rental had some similar swaps, one family moved out
> when the owner moved in, then the owner moved back out and that family
> moved
> back in again!
> We have another renter who started out as one person's roommate; when that
> situation changed everyone here loved her so much that we've tried to keep
> her - she moved in with another person, when they didn't prove compatible
> she moved into yet a third unit and they are getting on famously.
> Another person was a roommate in one unit, moved in with folks in a
> different unit, when that all went so well they asked her to buy in with
> them!
> Once folks move in here, they hardly ever leave!
> ------------------------------
> Eris Weaver, Facilitator & Group Process Consultant
> eris [at]
> 707-338-8589
> fa cil' i tāt: to make easier
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Alison Etter (Nithya Atma Devi)
PO Box 323
Roberts Creek, BC
V0N 2W0 Canada

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