The Roost

Chicago, Illinois, United States

  • Last updated: July 15, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: June 8, 2008

Mission Statement

NA

Community Description

**We are currently at capacity and not accepting new members.**

About

  • Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything), Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling)
  • Location: Urban

Housing

  • Status: We do not have land
  • Current Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building
  • Current Number of Residences: 4
  • Housing Provided: Rental, Included in Membership
  • Land owned by: Landlord

Membership

  • Adult Members: 4
  • Child Members: 0
  • Non-member Residents: 0
  • Percent Women: 0%
  • Percent Men: 21-30%
  • Percent Transgender: 100%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
  • Open to new Members: No

Government

  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No

Economics

  • Join Fee: $275
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Regular Fee per Month: $0
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 2
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    A refundable security deposit of $275 is required by all members.

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned food produced: Up to 25%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Common House, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Vegan Only (plants only, no animal products) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegan., Mostly Vegan, Dairy-Free
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Not a particularly spiritual or religious community
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Community Affiliations

Solarium

Keywords

chicago, rogers park, vegan, community, co-op, collective, anarchist, radical, anti-capitalist