Shire

East Lansing, Michigan, United States

  • Last updated: May 3, 2018 (1 second ago)
  • Listing created on: May 3, 2018

Mission Statement

The Shire Housing Cooperative (subsequently described as “the cooperative”) is a member-owned housing cooperative that has existed since the purchase of the property of 5473 Okemos Road, East Lansing, by Rivendell Cooperative House in December of 2011. In September 2017 The Shire became a member of Michigan State University Student Housing Cooperative (MSU SHC)
As a cooperative, members (occupants) take partial ownership of the property and are expected to contribute to the maintenance and upkeep of their respective house during the duration of their stay. Members strive to pursue a low-impact, ecologically-friendly lifestyle. As a member residents are expected to fully participate in the decision making process as it pertains to the health of the cooperative. All decisions made by the cooperative will be reached through consensus; that is, all members of the cooperative must agree on any changes or policies adopted by the cooperative. All members of the cooperative hold equal standing in the decision-making process.

Community Description

The Shire Housing Cooperative (subsequently described as “the cooperative”) is a member-owned housing cooperative that has existed since the purchase of the property of 5473 Okemos Road, East Lansing, by Rivendell Cooperative House in December of 2011. In September 2017 The Shire became a member of Michigan State University Student Housing Cooperative (MSU SHC)
As a cooperative, members (occupants) take partial ownership of the property and are expected to contribute to the maintenance and upkeep of their respective house during the duration of their stay. Members strive to pursue a low-impact, ecologically-friendly lifestyle. As a member residents are expected to fully participate in the decision making process as it pertains to the health of the cooperative. All decisions made by the cooperative will be reached through consensus; that is, all members of the cooperative must agree on any changes or policies adopted by the cooperative. All members of the cooperative hold equal standing in the decision-making process.

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 2014
  • Start Living Together: 2016
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
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  • Website address: http://www.msu.coop/shire/
  • Community Address:
    5473 Okemos Rd
    East Lansing, Michigan,
    United States
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About

  • Type(s): Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling)
  • Location: Small Town or Village

Housing

  • Status: We have undeveloped land
  • Area: 4 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 0
  • Housing Provided: Included in Membership
  • Land owned by: The entire community membership

Membership

  • Adult Members: 4
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Government

  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: All or close to all
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0

Sustainability Practices

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Workshop, Fire pit, Internet

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Michigan State University Student Housing Corporation