DayStar Community

Tallahassee, Florida, United States

  • Last updated: May 6, 2018 (1 second ago)
  • Listing created on: March 7, 2018
  • Last verified on: February 24, 2018

Mission Statement

The motto of our homeowner association is, “Intentional community with a culture of consensus.” We want to live simply, economically, and responsibly, while striking a balance between sociability and privacy.

Community Description

DayStar is an intentional cohousing community in the heart of midtown Tallahassee, just two miles from the state capitol. Started by four families, it has grown to 13 homes with close connections to the wider neighborhood. Eight families, known as DayStar, own their home and homesite, with adjoining land owned and maintained in common. Another five homes, DayStar Too, across the street are on adjacent lots with a shared alley driveway. We enjoy monthly potlucks and celebrate the summer solstice with an annual progressive dinner. We share a vegetable garden area, fire pit, tools, parking area, yard chores, and an open grassy commons. Front porches welcome us home each day and gently connect us with neighbors.

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 1989
  • Start Living Together: 1993
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Not currently, but there is a list or possibly in the future
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  • Website address: https://sites.google.com/view/daystarcommunity/home
  • Contact Name: Tom Clark
  • Community Address:
    Hunter & Payne St
    Tallahassee, Florida, 32303
    United States
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About

  • Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Programs & Activities: Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association
  • Location: Urban

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 2.5 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes
  • Current Number of Residences: 8
  • Planned number of residences: 0
  • Housing Provided: Purchase
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)

Membership

  • Adult Members: 14
  • Child Members: 0
  • Non-member Residents: 0
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes

Government

  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0

Sustainability Practices

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas
  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.

Keywords

DayStar Community, intentional community, urban co-housing