Getting Along with Your College Roommate. She was a nightmare!
My first roommate and I could not have been more different had some sort of incompatibility test matched us. To her, the floor was a substitute for a closet, studies were something to be ignored, and the only thing worth majoring in was boys — lots of them. Her music was louder, her taste in decorations gaudier, and her interests far more rebellious than my own. I was aghast. I was overwhelmed. I wish I could report that we worked out a beautiful friendship. In spite of the best efforts of colleges these days to match roommates by interests and habits, it is a better than even chance that roomies won’t be instant friends. Even in the best of circumstances, it’s a challenge. I tell my own kids that figuring out what your roommate is about and finding ways to live together can be one of the most important learning experiences that college provides. I tell them to think about sharing a room as a cross-cultural experience. Tips for Getting Along with a Roommate Dr. Commercial dishwashers in the home-long idosyncratic post - General Chowhounding Topics.
I've never seen a posting on this, so wanted to share my experience with chowhounds. Dishes have always been a huge problem for us; we seem to use every dish in the kitchen. We've always had 2 dishwashers, but even so, sometimes there would be 4+ loads to run. I decided about two years ago to investigate commercial under the counter dishwashers that do a full cycle in 90 seconds. The Rupert Coalition - Rupert Residential Community Services Inc. Dedication Only two days before Christmas, December 23, 1989, 10 men and women lost their lives in a fire at the single-room occupancy rental building named the Rupert Hotel.
In the aftermath of the devastation at 182 Parliament Street, a concerned group of tenants, landlords, community workers and housing groups formed the Rupert Coalition to create new housing and ensure upgrades to existing housing for low income people. Contact: The Rupert Rooming House Coalition Annual Rupert Memorial Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the north-west corner of Queen and Parliament Streets 17 years ago a fired raged through the Rupert Hotel (a downtown Toronto rooming house,) killing ten people and leaving dozens of others homeless. Kelowna Wedding Planner « Jessica Zais Photography. Man oh man was I excited to collaborate on this project with Stage Right Etc!
If you haven’t heard of Stage Right, Etc, they are an amazing wedding planning/decor business that are based in the same town as me, Kelowna, BC Canada. Check out their portfolio on their site at: I love that they never settle for doing the same ole same ole (white table linens and overly matchy matchy- you know the drill) but instead strive to make each wedding a work of art for their clients.
Affordable Housing Design Advisor. Dwelling Types Overview.
Amos Hall Floor Plan. Smart Communities Network: Green Buildings: Affordable Housing. Green Buildings -- Affordable Housing In addition to being less harmful to the environment, creating healthy indoor air quality, and utilizing renewable resources, green building technologies can be affordable.
Houses that are energy-efficient, for example, use less energy than their conventional counterparts, which makes them more affordable to lower-income families. Smart Communities Network: Green Buildings Articles/Publications. Articles/Publications Northwest Report January 1996 Shared living communities can alleviate urban sprawl and provide social, economic, and environmental benefits.
Cohousing - which offers residents both private and shared spaces and resources - provides one model. Diane Meisenhelter describes her own cohousing community and its benefits. Last summer, some friends and I went to one of our favorite berry-picking spots on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, only to find that the berry fields had become the latest casualty of urban sprawl.
Yet as a low-income housing activist living in an inner-city neighborhood, I am well aware of public skepticism and resistance to the higher-density developments required if growth boundaries are to be maintained. Cohousing is a form of shared living community that seeks to strike a balance between privacy and supportive community sharing. No matter what the community's form, certain elements define the essence of cohousing: Social benefits. Pub-rev. Advantages and Disadvantages of Co-housing for Familes - Co-Housing. The following information was obtained via survey and personal interview with residents of Great Oak Co-Housing Community in Ann Arbor Michigan, May 15, 2010.
Co-housing presents many unique opportunities for families with young children. Curry Stone Design Prize. Nesting Houses: Whole Prefab Home Housed in a Huge Box. Ever step outside, see how hot (or cold) it is, and wish you were still indoors?
Well, the front entry to the inner of these housing structures does just that – it opens up to a larger warehouse-like, glass-and-metal structure structure, rather than right into into the wider world. Across the way? No neighbors, per se. Instead: a series of nine shipping containers form a stark contrast to the traditional white siding, brown shingles and standard-sized windows of the core house. Homes Inside Houses: Pictures of a Multi-Home Mega-House.