In the past year, a team of CoHoots has been spearheading work on upgrading the area around our common house. A path was relocated, plantings were added, our recycling/garbage area was moved, and a doorbell was installed at the street-side door on the common house.
Another step in making the pedestrian entrance to our community more welcoming is adding a welcome sign. At move-in (fall of 2007), CoHo installed a basic sign/map at our parking lot entrance (per fire department regulations).
A natural spot for a welcome sign is the angled fence at our entryway.
Now we need to decide on sign features…
A simple “Welcome to CoHo Ecovillage”? A map of building locations? A work of art? Natural wood lettering? Colorful weather-hardy materials?
With the experience gained selecting building colors for repainting in 2016, this may be an easy decision-making process!
P.S. A message was posted on the national cohousing list serv asking for input and photos of other communities’ signs. Responses will be posted here.
Signs at other cohousing communities….