The Cottage Rules sets out no-nonsense, easy-to-use guidelines for cottage owners who share ownership with others. It deals with everything from succession to laundry. The rules work to prevent conflicts, so that your relationship with your partners can be either as close or as distant as you desire. This book shows cottage owners how to manage their cottage like a business, which in turn prevents disputes and frees their time and energy so they can use it to enjoy the cottage. With four cornerstones to the system (meetings, bookings, banking, and work weekends), the rules are easy to implement, flexible, and reliable. The Cottage Rules can help owners attain their dream of peaceful cottage ownership. A set of forms and samples are included as part of a download kit, which includes: • Partnership contract • Sample meeting agenda • Log book forms to record events and work done • Forms to track expenses • Lists for basic pantry items and a first-aid kit This long overdue second edition is much more comprehensive and includes the addition of 3 new chapters, 5 major lists, and 10 updated sections. It also features media quotes and reaction to the first version, insight on the cottaging lifestyle and what kind of attitude it takes to share amicably, plus more photos! • Set boundaries and regulations to avoid conflict • Ensure your viewpoint is heard and understood
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
after having problems and hurt feelings on our newly acquired gift, this book provided easy solutions to small and large problems, these confrontations were causing family divisions. This book is worth reading and using the basic ideas too adapt the rules for your own situations
I had high hopes for this and admit it has a few nice points related to sharing a family cottage/cabin. I was definitely looking for a more in-depth resource for what I find to be a fairly complex topic.
We found this book very useful in helping us set up guidelines for use of our family owned lake house. The printed forms section is an added bonus.
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