Re: participating in community
From: David Entin (
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 13:28:15 -0800 (PST)
We orient renters and require them to abide by community rules and expect them to participate in community chores. So if an owner has left and then rents, we have some work done by the renters.
David Entin, Rocky Hill Cohousing, Northampton, MA
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jennifer Savin" <jensavin [at]>
To: "Cohousing-L" <cohousing-l [at]>
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2009 11:41 PM
Subject: [C-L]_ participating in community

Dear Cohousers-

We're a 15-year old co-housing and have run into a problem with
getting everything done around here that needs to get done- from admin
chores to physical labor.

We have vacant homes (owners having difficulty selling but have
already moved) and people living here and not participating fully
(they'll cook but not do a chore, for example.)

Our system is: (each adult) 4 hours per month for chores, cook once a
quarter, be on a cluster (aka committee), attend general meetings.

Can you share:
1. How many hours per month residents work
2. What  is expected
2. What you do if someone doesn't participate

Thank you,

Southside Park Cohousing

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