Common House Guest Room Policy

  • Every guest must be hosted by a member, who is accountable for the behavior of and responsible for any damages caused by that guest.
  • Hosts are responsible for reserving, preparing, and cleaning the room for their guests, as well as for orienting them to the general terms of their accommodation, use of the CH by other members, guidelines for children, parking, CH food / meals, etc. as applicable.
  • A standard voluntary donation of $50 per night shall be requested at the discretion of each guest’s host. Alternately, the hosting member might make a donation for their family/friends that use the CH and not mention it to them. However, prospective buyers should generally be asked to make a contribution for their lodgings. The donations collected would go to help pay the added costs of utilities, supplies, damages that will be incurred by their use of the facility.
  • If they agree, guests' names, relationships / interests, and visit dates may be posted on the CH bulletin board by their hosts, so that other people are more aware of their presence and identities.
  • Reservation of the guest room on any given date goes to the first member to list it on the calendar.
  • If you want to host a guest in the CH on a date that is already taken, contact the member who made the reservation and inquire.
  • If you have reserved the room for your guest(s) for 5 days or more, please yield time, if possible, to another member who requests access for his/her guest(s) (e.g. try to arrange another accommodation for part of the visit) to allow for adequate sharing of this limited resource.
  • The guest room should be cleaned by the day following a guest’s departure, unless there is a new guest arriving that same day.
  • If a new guest is scheduled to arrive on the same day that your guest is scheduled to depart, your guest should vacate the room by 11am on that day and you should remove bed sheets and clean the room ASAP. A host is responsible for checking the calendar, as well as contacting the following/preceding host, to make sure that the room is clear for the next guest. If you can't get to it in time, find someone who can.
  • Ask your neighbors for support and let them know what you and your guest(s) could use for a smooth and enjoyable visit. Communicate your needs and help your guests to become OUR guests.