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Art and Soul Collective

Last updated: April 30, 2016 (11 months ago)

Listing created on: March 29, 2016

Art and Soul Collective

(Atlanta, Georgia, United States)

Mission Statement:

The community is meant for creatives to be able to living in close vicinity of other creatives, so spark each other’s creativity.

Community Description:

We are in the renovation stage of 7 duplexes on 1 fenced acre, that will be living spaces for artists. We will have several common outside areas, with chairs, community table, zen garden etc. The first 2 units are ready right now/April 2016 and we expect to have a big open house end of April.

About

  • Type(s): Unspecified, or Other
  • Programs & Activities: Artist community
  • Location: Urban

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 1 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Multi-family homes
  • Current Number of Residences: 14
  • Planned number of residences: 14
  • Planned Residence Types: Multi-family homes
  • Housing Provided: Rental
  • Land owned by: several owners
  • Additional Comments: These 7 duplexes are owned by 3 different owners, who have banded together to create this community.

Membership

  • Adult Members: 1
  • Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
  • Visitor Process: Contact Michaela Graham at 404-573-7154 or [email protected]
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process: You will have to be an artist/creative.

Government

  • Decision Making: owners of the properties
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)
  • Additional Comments: Each housing unit will be rented individually and the proposed member(s) will have to qualify for the rent, which start at $ 750/month and go up to $ 950/month for individual units.

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned food produced: Up to 25%
  • Food produced locally: Up to 25%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Outdoor Kitchen, seating areas, community table, zen garden
  • Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Mostly Vegetarian, Mostly Vegan, Opportunivore (dumpster diving, nature harvesting, etc.), Raw or Mostly Raw, Kosher, Halal, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs)
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Keywords

Atlanta , artist , community ,

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network