Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
- Last updated: June 18, 2018 (1 second ago)
- Listing created on: September 30, 2004
Adults Living Well Together in Community
We are diverse in age and gender, and queer-friendly. Our home is often a gathering place for community events, and we like to be involved with our neighborhood.
In the summer we have a CSA share, and throughout the year we collectively buy food from our local coop. Omega manages the community garden located next door to the house, and residents are involved in taking care of the garden. We value living sustainably and many of us are particularly interested in sustainable agriculture and food justice. We also own a Hobby Farm/Piece of forest land in northern wisconsin we retreat to for projects and bonding.
We operate according to flexible principles of consensus. Residents are expected to contribute financially, share maintenance responsibilities, and engage with the community through labor and regular meetings.
Residents have private bedrooms, and all other rooms and spaces are shared.
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 1968
- Start Living Together: 1968
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
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- Website address: http://omegaminneapolis.org/
- Contact Name: Omega House
- Community Address:
2412 First Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55404
- Type(s): Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling)
- Programs & Activities: Festivals, Conferences, Events, Cooperatively Owned Hobby Farm, Shared Historic Victorian Home, Cooperatively Managed Neighborhood Community Garden
- Location: Urban
- Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
- Identified Leader: No
- Leadership Core Group: Yes
- Additional Comments:
Our board of directors includes current and former house members as well as people who live in the neighborhood of the house, participate in the community garden, or are involved with the rural property.
- Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
- Shared Income: None
- Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
- Additional Comments:
household chores, gardening, property maintenance, shopping, regular meetings
monthly contributions required
- Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
- Current food produced: Up to 25%
- Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s)
- Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
- Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
- Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
- Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
- Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
- Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
- Additional Diet Comments:
delicious garlic, tomatoes, potatoes, squash, apples, and maple syrup
We buy vegetarian food together, and most of it is organic and from a local coop grocery store. Housemates are welcome to bring any personal food they choose for themselves.
No smoking inside the house.
Community Network or Organization Affiliations
The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)
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