Cohousing is typically member managed. Pioneer Valley is no exception to this, in fact we take care of just about all our community maintenance except regular trash pick-up and disposal, and large construction / building maintenance jobs.The community has even purchased a truck for the primary purpose of plowing our own driveways, parking lots, and pedestrian ways. In this case, it was truly a situation of "if you want the job done right, you have to do it yourself".
Many large or seasonal projects are worked on during specially scheduled work days (about five per year). The work day is usually managed by an affinity team. Members of the community volunteer to work all or part of a day. In addition to the job immediately at hand, members contribute child care, food preparation, and clean up.