Flagstaff Cohousing

Flagstaff, AZ, Arizona, United States

  • Last updated: May 23, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: January 25, 2018

Mission Statement

Our vision for Flagstaff Cohousing is to be an intentional community that nourishes body and soul and celebrates our diversities and life experiences. We embrace living sustainably on the earth, creating a beautiful, joyful and peaceful place to live, continuing to grow, and responsibly honoring our commitment to one another. We are committed to establishing a workable balance between having private lives, doing our share for our community and reaching out to the wider community.

Community Description

Multigenerational Cohousing. We are a group of committed individuals who are deeply engaged in the Flagstaff community. Our members have a wide range of professional experience and currently volunteer in areas of social consciousness and peace, science, music and the arts, sustainable gardening and biological diversity, mental health, literacy, business and community development. We are committed to addressing inequality and intolerance and we work to include families and individuals from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds.

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 2016
  • Start Living Together: 2020
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
  • Website address: https://flagstaffcohousing.org/
  • Phone: 928-853-3054
  • Mailing Address:
    10885 N. Linda Lane
    Flagstaff, AZ, Arizona, 86004
    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: Small Town or Village

Housing

  • Status: We do not have land
  • Planned number of residences: 30
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Tiny house
  • Housing Provided: Purchase
  • Land owned by: The entire community membership
  • Additional Comments:

    We are committed to “subsidizing” housing for young families and are working on what that may mean in Flagstaff.

Membership

  • Adult Members: 7
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    1. Friends of Flagstaff Cohousing
    Are you curious about cohousing but not quite ready to commit substantial funds at this time? Then become a Friend (Friends of Flagstaff Cohousing – FFC)! Participation at the Friends level requires a non-refundable $25 initiation fee and monthly dues of $10 per month. At this level of commitment, you are invited to attend our general meetings and be part of all discussions. You will be placed on our contact list to receive monthly newsletters, agendas and minutes of our meetings. We encourage you to attend our social events to meet the people that you could one day be living in community with!

    2. Explorers
    Are you ready to commit time and money to help our project get off the ground? Then become an Explorer! Explorers pay a non-refundable $250 fee which establishes your “date of membership”. You are expected to participate at meetings and on committees, and are required to become a Full Member within 6 months. If you do not convert to Full Membership in 6 months, you may continue as a Friend of Flagstaff Cohousing, but your “date of membership” will be retained only if you upgrade to full membership within the six months. Explorers are invited to all group activities and will be kept fully informed, but will not participate in decision-making.

    3. Full Members
    Do you want to help design our community? Do you want to be among the visionaries and decision-makers? Then come on board with Full Membership status! Full Members pay a $2000 fee that will be credited toward the purchase price of their home and will also receive other benefits as the project develops. Full Members decide the legal and governance structures for our community, participate in site selection, design, and determination of amenities for the final project. Should a Full Member withdraw from membership, the fees paid may be refundable after construction is complete based on policies the Full Members decide.

  • Additional Comments:

    We pledged to form community first, with the site and housing to follow. We are succeeding! Join us early to participate in decisions about location and construction. See Membership details for how you benefit in other ways.

Government

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

    Please see membership process for how you can join the governance.

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Common House, Vehicle Share, Library
  • Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, exceptionally.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Additional Comments

We pledged to form community first, with the site and housing to follow. We are succeeding! Join us early to participate in decisions about location and construction. See Membership details for how you benefit in other ways.

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Keywords

diversity, sustainability, commitment