Last updated: June 10, 2012 (2 years ago)
Listing created on: June 7, 2010

Millworks Cohousing

(Bellingham, Washington, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.millworkscohousing.org/
  • Contact Name: Millworks
  • Address:
    2600 Mill Ave
    Bellingham, Washington, 98225
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Please contact us at millworksjg@gmail.com or cglockwood@yahoo.com

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Community, joy and a fun life!

Community Description:

Population

  • Adult Members: 16
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

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: Small Town, Small Town
  • Area: 1.9 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current number of residences: 8
  • Additional Comments: 8

    Legally a Condominium

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: Monthly common dues.

Diet

  • Shared meals: Rarely
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Additional comments: But this may change once we are in the homes.

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Cohousing Info

  • Building site status: Completed
  • Year construction was (or will be) completed: 2011
  • Shared common building: No
  • Architect: Aiki Homes design
  • Developer: Millworks and Aiki
  • Commercial Lender: Peoples Bank

Fair Housing Laws

Our community does not provide land or housing, so is not subject to fair housing laws., Our community fits the legal definition of “housing for older persons” meaning housing occupied solely by persons 62 years of age or older; or housing in which 80% of the occupied units have at least one person 55 years of age or older, and which meet certain other requirements. Thus we may restrict membership/residency to those of a certain age and may have limits on child membership/residency in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, nationality, religion, sex/gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, source of income, creed, appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse., Our community is a legally sanctioned church or religious organization and living in our community is restricted to members of that religion as allowed by law. Our religion does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin. Housing in our community is non-commercial (i.e. not intended to make a profit)., Housing in our community is incidental to employment and therefore fair housing laws do not apply (though employment discrimination laws may)., Our housing is a single housing unit and requires the sharing of bathroom, kitchen and common space membership/residency may be restricted based on sex/gender in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.

Keywords

bellingham, washington, WA, sailing, university, garden, acupuncture, hiking, biking, kyaking, dogs,

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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.
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