Durham, North Carolina, United States
- Last updated: January 29, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
- Listing created on: January 25, 2005
Being a good neighbor
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 1992
- Start Living Together: 1998
- 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: http://www.enocommons.org/
- Contact Name: Eno Commons
- Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
- Programs & Activities: Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association
- Location: Suburban
- Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
- Identified Leader: No
- Leadership Core Group: Yes
- Additional Comments:
a collaborative approach based on communicating openly
- Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
- Regular Fee per Month: $110
- Shared Income: None
- Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
- Open to members with existing debt: Yes
- Additional Comments:
We do not review finances. If you need a mortgage to buy a house, the bank will determine if you are credit worthy.
Members are expected to contribute to the work of maintaining and building the community. There is a committee to help match your skills/desires/availability to the needs of the community.
Members pay $110/mo HOA dues which are used for maintenance of common property and other items that the group decides upon.
- Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
- Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
- Energy sources: Solar, Geothermal, Connected to the Grid
- Planned renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
- Current food produced: Up to 25%
- Planned food produced: Up to 25%
- Food produced locally: Up to 25%
- Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Workshop
- Internet Available: Yes, both the community and 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), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Mostly Vegetarian, Kosher, Gluten-Free
- Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
- Special Diets OK: Sometimes
- Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
- Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
- Additional Diet Comments:
Every Sunday and Tuesday and occasional other meals as well’
organic community garden supplements community and individual meals
vegetarian option at all community meals
- Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Protestant, Catholic, Quaker, Unitarian Universalist, Atheist, Agnostic
- Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
- Education Style(s): Private School off the property, Public Schooling
- Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
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