Community housing, also known as co-housing, is a living arrangement where the residents share some amenities like bathroom, kitchen and living area. In most cases, they are a cheaper option than staying at a hotel. The essential part of living in community housing is that you have to master the etiquette that will make it easier. They include:
Clean After Yourself
There is nothing as irritating as sharing space with someone sloppy. If you litter your surrounding, clean up. If you have used the bathroom, make sure that you leave it clean. Wash the utensils that you have used and make sure that the things that you touch are cleaned. Other than taking care of your surrounding, you should also maintain personal hygiene. Shower frequently and take care of any form of smell that could be irritating to the people near you.
Respect People’s Privacy
The fact that you are sharing living space does not permit you to touch other people’s items without permission. Do not go into other people’s space without being invited. When you notice that someone is not interested in social interaction, you should respect their privacy and leave them alone; otherwise, you become an irritant.
Keep Noise to Minimum
Always have earphones for when you want to watch a movie or listen to music. Remember that everyone is engaged in their things, and they do not want to hear what you are doing. Do not interfere with other people’s peace by blasting out music and becoming intolerable. It would be best if you also were considerate when you are using shared items like television. Do not have a say all the time and deprive other people who you are sharing space with the pleasure of enjoying the shared facilities. If you would not want something done to you, you should not do it to others.