Glacier Circle Community Association

Davis, California, United States

  • Last updated: August 23, 2017 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: August 11, 2017

Mission Statement

Community Covenant:

Community Description

Intentional community of eight units in Davis, CA. Current (founding) members are also founders of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis. It is a progressive, liberal group of elders who meet weekly for social/business meetings. Membership includes housing association dues which include 4-5 dinners per week.

About

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

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 2 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building
  • Current Number of Residences: 8
  • Planned number of residences: 1
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes
  • Housing Provided: Purchase
  • Land owned by: A subgroup of community members
  • Additional Comments:

    plus one low income apartment rental unit

Membership

  • Adult Members: 9
  • Child Members: 0
  • Non-member Residents: 0
  • Percent Women: 91-99%
  • Percent Men: 1-10%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    contact owner, view property, interview with owner and members, make an offer

  • Additional Comments:

    Monthly social and business meeting. Meals 4-5 nights per week included.

Government

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

    President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Committees

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Regular Fee per Month: $1100
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: No
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Members own their own unit with responsibility to shared community expenses

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Energy sources: Solar
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Food produced locally: Up to 25%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Library, Large Scale Kitchen
  • 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: Approximately all dinners
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Unitarian Universalist
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Keywords

elder, cohousing, unitarian universalist, liberal, community