Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Last updated: September 11, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
- Listing created on: October 14, 2004
We live in Quaker House, where we manage the house and guest business on behalf of the 57th Street Meeting of Friends. We have 1 family and 4 singles in the community at present, and are open to more families.
Our key values are:
•Simple Living: communal chores, some organic food, shared community space, common household fund;
•Presence to Each Other: commitment to relationships, shared meals;
•Social Justice: we try to live the change we want;
•Spirituality: diverse, but we share spirituality together on special occasions; and
•Hospitality: we run a small guest business for traveling Quakers and others.
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 1992
- Start Living Together: 1993
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
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- Website address: http://www.sophiacommunity.org
- Contact Name: Don Wedd
- Phone: 773-955-1325
- Community Address:
5615 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60637
- Type(s): Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling)
- Location: Urban
- Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
- Identified Leader: No
- Leadership Core Group: No
- Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
- Regular Fee per Month: $400
- Shared Income: None
- Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
- Additional Comments:
The guest business we conduct requires about 2 hours/week.
Food and common expenses
- Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
- Current renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
- Planned renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
- Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
- Planned food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
- Food produced locally: Up to 25%
- Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Workshop, Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas, Internet
- Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
- Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
- Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
- Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
- Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
- Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
- Special Diets OK: Yes
- Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
- Additional Diet Comments:
No meat at community meals.
No smoking inside house
- Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)
- Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
- Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
vegetarian, shared living, hospitality, families