Housing Options - Summer 2019

Residential Rooms Available

We've historically always been open to inquiries from new prospective residents interested in exploring shared intentions and goals.  Currently, we're also seeking core member-owners with investment interests as well. If you're not interested in IC life and looking for a conventional private unit with a standard annual or long term lease -- we would likely not meet your needs. And if you're seeking a radical alternative place to simply hang out and party, or avoid responsibilities, we're definitely not a good option either!

We place a strong emphasis on communication, integrity, accountability, sustainability, barter-exchanging, personal growth, and hard work while actively planning / engaging a family of related businesses & projects -- many of which are still uninitiated or on hold right now.

Housing options and community involvement has varied.  There are currently about 15+ spaces (rooms or apartments) at three nearby locations. Most of us are essentially 'members' living, working, and meeting together regularly -- others are 'residents' or visitors with less participatory involvement. We are less culturally diverse at the moment (but very open to such), usually range in age from 20's-70's, and have a variable gender balance -- but are open to all of that broadening.  We're comprised of both meat-eaters and vegetarians, creative and scientific thinkers, and are spiritually inclined but not all aligned.  :)  In short, we tend to be eclectic, community-oriented, clean, respectful of boundaries and privacy,... and seek to live with those of like heart & mind. We are historically not as pet or family-oriented and seek to maintain non-smoking, substance/addiction-free environs, but will consider situations responsibly on a case-by-case basis.

Furnished or unfurnished rooms when available, tend to range in price from:

~ in a trailer (more rural) for $150-175/wk*,

~ in houses (more urban) for $175-225/wk*,

~ we rarely have private apartments or full houses available, but do have limited spots available for RV, tiny house or tent camping.

*after initial trial weeks or further discussion, most rooms drop to slightly lower monthly rates.

Utilities are usually included in the above prices, and internet is available at most properties though a small co-op fee may be involved. Some rooms are fully finished, others are in-progress or waiting to be renovated. Most spaces are simply furnished.

Very limited work-trade options may be available, depending on ability/space. (We're primarily seeking a skilled carpenter-handyperson for full-time membership / work-trade... but an experienced blacksmith and master gardeners are quite welcome to inquire further about residence.)

A few other noteworthy details about living here:

• We are not drama-oriented per se, but we do not avoid dealing with issues when they come up -- and ultimately seek those willing to engage a process of mutual self-understanding and healing if and when they do. A commitment to conflict resolution is an essential part of living here, and a shared value we hold firm to.

• Seeking to maintain a relatively healthy, interactive, and intellectually curious lifestyle, we share weekly potluck dinners to stay connected and informed... as well as weekly house meetings and/or work days to stay productive and cohesive.

• Our leadership-governance is an evolving hybrid of conventional ownership with democracy / consensus / sociocracy-based elements mixed together.  We believe in finding a win-win whenever possible, without sacrificing quality of life in the process.

If any or all of the above sounds like a fit for you or others you know, please email us (or call -- 828.301.0300) and tell us a bit about yourself and what you bring to the table.... perhaps literally joining us at ours for dinner after initial contact.  :) 

Thanks for your interest... and may you be blessed with a roof over your head wherever you land.