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Bloomington Cohousing

Last updated: March 26, 2015 (2 years ago)

Listing created on: April 25, 2012

Bloomington Cohousing

(Bloomington, Indiana, United States)

Mission Statement:

Intentional multigenerational

Community Description:

A new intentional community is forming in Bloomington, Indiana. A 2.2-acre plot of land has been purchased which is north of the YMCA. It’s eastern border is a nature preserve.

We are building a group of like-minded, innovative dreamers who want to live in CoHousing. We meet at the Monroe County Public Library every other Thursday evening to discuss our vision for Bloomington CoHousing and would love you to join our multigenerational welcoming community!

Find out about upcoming meetings, stay informed, and join the discussions on the Bloomington Cohousing Meetup accessed thru a link on our website or www.meetup.com.

About

  • Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)

Housing

  • Area: 2.5 acres
  • Planned number of residences: 24
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments: Looking for new members.

Membership

  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Call/email Janet (812) 287-8899
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Excellent school system

Government

  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debts)
  • Additional Comments: approximately 10 hours/month

Sustainability Practices

  • Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Energy sources: Connected to the Grid, Solar
  • Planned renewable energy generation: Determined by Individuals or Households.
  • Current food produced: Determined by Individuals or Households.
  • Planned food produced: Up to 25%
  • Food produced locally: Between 25-50%

Lifestyle

  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Local (food sourced within 100 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: No~ this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional Diet Comments: Not yet decided
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Not a particularly spiritual or religious Community
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling, Up to each individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each individual

Additional Comments

Medium-sized college town

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Coho/US

Keywords

Indiana, cohousing, college town

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