Woodfolk House

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

  • Last updated: September 16, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: March 30, 2018

Mission Statement

We are a mix of cultural activists, artists, musicians and dancers. There are 7 of us now, 6 adults and one kid, with ages ranging from 57 to 11. We are working to hold space for a creative and harmonious home and cultural oasis. The vibe is wholesome, peaceful and kid friendly We have a weekly community dinner, sing together once a week,garden and make house decisions together. LGBTQ friendly. Rent is ranged from $340 tot $390 (including internet and utilities). We seek to build healthy conflict resolution skills by meeting regularly and getting away from blame and punishment. We opt instead to figure out what is happening, what is needed and what is wanted. We consider this to be crucial to building community/cooperative culture and creating an environment that is supportive for everyone.. .

Community Description

We’ve got two room openings for non-cigarette smokers at Woodfolk House in Charlottesville VA. We are a mix of cultural activists, artists, musicians and dancers. There are 7 of us now, 6 adults and one kid, with ages ranging from 57 to 11. We are working to hold space for a creative and harmonious home and cultural oasis. The vibe is wholesome, peaceful and kid friendly We have a weekly community dinner, sing together once a week,garden and make house decisions together. LGBTQ friendly. Rent is ranged from $340 tot $390 (including internet and utilities). We seek to build healthy conflict resolution skills by meeting regularly and getting away from blame and punishment. We opt instead to figure out what is happening, what is needed and what is wanted. We consider this to be crucial to building community/cooperative culture and creating an environment that is supportive for everyone.. .

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2007
  • Start Living Together: 2017
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
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  • Contact Name: Aurora DeMarco
  • Phone: 434-305-8622

About

  • Type(s): Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling)
  • Programs & Activities: Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events, Group sings, book discussions, gardening, activism and other types of community building
  • Location: Urban

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Current Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building
  • Current Number of Residences: 7
  • Planned number of residences: 1
  • Planned Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building
  • Housing Provided: Rental
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)

Membership

  • Adult Members: 6
  • Child Members: 1
  • Non-member Residents: 0
  • Percent Women: 31-40%
  • Percent Men: 11-20%
  • Percent Transgender: 11-20%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Questionaire, interview trial period.

Government

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

    We meed regularly and try to figure out what is happening, what is wanted, what is needed. We strive to get away from blame and punishment.

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Energy sources: Solar
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: Between 26-49%
  • Food produced locally: Between 26-49%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs)
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual

Additional Comments

Due to health concerns, we can only offer space to non cigarette smokers.

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Community Affiliations

Living Energy Farms

Keywords

Urban Community .