|Re: "Community guests" in CH guest rooms||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Diane (dianeclairegmail.com)|
|Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 08:06:23 -0700 (PDT)|
Just to set the record straight on Cambridge Cohousing :-). We have two guest rooms that share a bath. One has a double bed, the other has 2 singles and a bunk bed (four beds in all). We charge $25/night/rm for friends and relatives (people who you'd have in your unit if you had the space) and $50/night/rm for others (people who request through this list serve or our web page, colleagues, etc.) Every guest must have a sponsor who is responsible for checking them in and out, giving and getting the keys and the $$$ and making sure the room is in good order when the guest leaves. Guests may choose to clean the room themselves (following a strict protocol) or pay $25 to have a cohouser (who takes on the job) clean the room. Diane On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 10:47 AM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com > wrote: > > > On 30 Jun 2011, at 9:17 AM, Eris Weaver wrote: > > > RE: "community" guests - we require that ANY guest be sponsored by > someone > > in the community - that person is in charge of letting the guest know our > > rules and customs, cleaning the room after, etc. When someone who isn't a > > personal friend of a resident requests a visit, we put it out to the > > community to see if anyone is willing to sponsor. Most of the time > someone > > steps up, otherwise we have to say no. We don't make the rules any > different > > for any category of guest. > > We do the same at Takoma Village. Someone just needs to be responsible for > anyone visiting anywhere in the community. > > We don't charge for guest rooms because _some_ of us believe, also the same > as FrogSong, that the guest rooms are an amenity that is already paid for > and we don't charge extra to use other amenities. We do, however, ask for a > donation of $25 a night and many people do collect this. I collect from > guests that I might be sponsoring but do not pay for my personal guests. > > Cambridge Cohousing, I hear, has much nicer guest rooms that they do charge > to use, but we don't have independent cleaning or a budget for upgrading > furnishings as they do. Ours are vintage thrift store with not great > mattresses. We have members quietly pushing for the Cambridge style. > > We do have hugely unequal use of the guest rooms. A survey a few years ago > revealed that one household (of 43) used the rooms 40+ nights a year, others > none, with an average of 14. Some of us would like a system where each > household has a certain number of free nights and then borrows nights from > others or pays. We are in DC which has not only many museums (the zoo is > also a museum) with no admission fees, is also a place for people's children > to see your government in action, and the site of many demonstrations and > civil rights actions. Thus we have a greater demand from "non-personal" > guests. > > (I rarely use the guest rooms either way because I'm the world's worst > host. I get too engrossed in my writing or whatever and forget about them.) > > Sharon > ---- > Sharon Villines > Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC > http://www.takomavillage.org > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > > -- Diane Margolis 175 Richdale Av. Cambridge, MA 02140 617 354 1349
- Re: "Community guests" in CH guest rooms, (continued)
- Re: "Community guests" in CH guest rooms Eris Weaver, June 30 2011
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