The Hive Co-op

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

  • Last updated: February 28, 2016 (1 year ago)
  • Listing created on: February 1, 2016

Mission Statement

An independent housing co-op in Ann Arbor organized around the core values of environmental sustainability and community living.

Community Description

The Hive is an independent housing co-op in Ann Arbor organized around the core values of environmental sustainability and community living. We are a group equity, communal living and dining co-op welcoming all. We started The Hive in 2013 because we wanted to live in a co-op not specifically for students, and there were not many around. We are currently renting a house on the Old West Side of Ann Arbor, and we are hoping to buy a house or houses soon.

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2013
  • Start Living Together: 2013
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
  • Facebook: http://fb.me/thehivecoop

About

  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling)
  • Programs & Activities: Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency
  • Location: Small Town

Housing

  • Status: We do not have land
  • Current Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building
  • Current Number of Residences: 1
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building
  • Housing Provided: Included in Membership
  • Land owned by: The entire community membership
  • Additional Comments:

    We participate in a program provided by our power company that offsets all our electricity usage with renewable electricity production.

Membership

  • Adult Members: 6
  • Percent Women: 61-70%
  • Percent Men: 31-40%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Email us

  • Open to new Members: Yes

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No

Economics

  • Join Fee: $100
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Regular Fee per Month: $460
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 2
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Energy sources: Clean Energy from the Grid
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: Between 26-49%
  • Food produced locally: From 50-75%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Fire pit, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, exceptionally.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Mostly Vegetarian, Mostly Vegan, Opportunivore (dumpster diving, nature harvesting, etc.), Raw or Mostly Raw, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used often.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Not a particularly spiritual or religious community, Christian, Jewish, Paganism or Earth Religions, Atheist, Agnostic, Humanist, Our own celebrations and rituals
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Keywords

co-op, sustainability, community, environment, local food