Homewood Cohousing

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

  • Last updated: October 17, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: December 31, 1999

Mission Statement

Intentional neighborhood organizing effort

Community Description

We are an intentional neighborhood organizing effort in an existing, racially mixed city neighborhood two miles from downtown Minneapolis. We have cohousing-like goals and are currently inactive as a cohousing community but are active as a block club.

Occasionally houses become available. Write to Fred for details.

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 1996
  • Start Living Together: 0
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
  • Website address: http://mn.cohousing.org/homewood/
  • Contact Name: Fred Olson
  • Phone: 612-588-9532
  • Mailing Address:
    1221 Russell Ave N
    Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55411
    United States
  • Location


  • Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Location: Urban


  • Area: 0.2 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 2
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments:



  • Adult Members: 5
  • Child Members: 2
  • Non-member Residents: 4
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Contact us.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    as housing units become available


  • Decision Making: Voting (majority or super-majority rule)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No
  • Additional Comments:

    quite informal


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: No
  • Open to members with existing debt: No

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • Shared meals: Rarely
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    no policy

    no policy

  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

Additional Comments

not very relevant due to our community structure

Community Network or Organization Affiliations