Re: Impact of Covid-19 on Common House design
From: Diana Carroll (
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2021 13:07:34 -0700 (PDT)
I think Bob is right about designing for the likelihood of future
pandemics. And to me, the single most important aspect of that is
designing ventilation. I'm not an expert on the subject so I can't give
specific advice, but working with someone who does understand how
ventilation (such as separately ventilated spaces) affect virus
transmission seems like a really good idea.


On Sun, Mar 21, 2021 at 4:02 PM Bob Morrison via Cohousing-L <
cohousing-l [at]> wrote:

>   I think the current pandemic will be over by the time your CH is up and
> running, but I think there is a high risk that we will have another
> pandemic in a few years and that cohos that are in the design phase should
> design their CHs to handle this. I think the most important thing is to
> design in more space than you think you will need in all the important
> areas: Mailroom (if you have indoor mailboxes, which I think you should
> have if possible), living room, laundry room, and great room. Here at
> Mosaic Commons, crowding in these rooms was a problem before the pandemic
> hit and is a bigger problem (except in the GR, because we aren't having
> gatherings) now.
> Bob MorrisonMosaic Commons CohousingBerlin, MA
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