Last updated: July 19, 2014 (10 months ago)
Listing created on: December 31, 1999

Metro Cohousing at Culver Way

(St. Louis, Missouri, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 1999  Established: 1999
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.CulverWayCohousing.com/
  • Contact Name: Metro Cohousing at Culver Way
  • Phone: 314-534-4780
  • Address:
    Tom Braford
    3965 Westminster Pl
    St. Louis, Missouri, 63108
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    We have potluck dinners twice a month for prospective members. Call or email for dates, times, and locations.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Cohousing

Community Description:

Metro Cohousing at Culver Way is the first cohousing community in the Culver Way Ecovillage. We are renovating three turn-of-the-last-century commercial buildings and building three new buildings in the Central West End in the city of St. Louis. Many of our first 44 units are still available.

Population

  • Adult Members: 6
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 41-49%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Urban
  • Area: 1.5 acres
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Current number of residences: 44
  • Additional Comments: Family and friends who are investors in an LLC

    44

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: No
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: not at all

    group will create plan for shared tasks when we move in.

    $100 for initial membership, then buy a unit

    There will be a monthly condo fee

Diet

  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: much more after move-in

    N/A – in formation

    potluck at this point

    only outside

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Cohousing Info

  • Building site status: Building
  • Shared common building: No

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Coho/US

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
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge