Join our Cooperative Home!
Share life in community in our 3-5 person cooperative home! Ours is one of 40 households comprising Sunward, an intentional community where resources are shared, lives are simplified, the Earth is respected, diversity is welcomed, children play together in safety, and living in community comes naturally. We are located about 4 miles west of downtown Ann Arbor on 20 beautiful acres including woods, ponds, organic gardens, playfields, an antique barn, and more.
We're looking for someone who:
+ Makes us better than without you
+ Is excited about cooperative living
+ Follows an ecologically sustainable lifestyle
+ Is responsible, fun loving, emotionally mature, and financially stable
+ Likes to eat and cook healthy organic vegetarian food for a group
+ Keeps a very clean and tidy house and kitchen
+ Likes to live without TV
+ Doesn't use tobacco, drugs, or have a furry pet
+ Has energy, interest, and time to be part of our community
We have joined together for the purpose of creating a great collective home for ourselves! This is a place that is a joy to return to, supportive of our lives, work, and service, a foundation for friendships, filled with laughter, music, art, yummy food, responsive to, and supportive of life's challenges, respectful of diversity, earth friendly, and a strong contributing household to the Sunward Community.
We recognize that cooperative living is an ever-evolving work in progress. Miscommunication is bound to happen. Tempers will flare. Feelings will be hurt. And most of the time the collective effort of creating a sense of place, a community, will lift our spirits and make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. We acknowledge the minefield and we enjoy the dance together as we move through it. To this end, house participation, being social, and doing chores is essential and should be high in everyone's personal priorities.
Even More About Us
Diversity of background and interests enrich our experience while common threads tie us together for a rewarding living environment. Cooperative living experience is a must along with a sincere desire to live in a consensus-based community. We love the land and thrive in village life. Keeping clean and neat common areas and sharing in the upkeep of the house are priorities, especially in the kitchen! Laughter, art, and music highlight our home. Our house is free from smoke, drugs, TV, and pets. We cannot accommodate children. We enjoy cooking organic vegetarian cuisine for each other and for community meals in the Common House. We love tempeh! We share a commitment to open, honest communication and good group process. A common kitchen pantry, shared, chores, utilities, computer network, and phone enhance our experience. We are fun-loving, progressive professionals and grad students. Gardening has been a popular pursuit of members and we have extensive organic garden space to practice the art. Participating in, and following the norms of, the wider Sunward Community is fundamental to life here.
If all this is in line with your values and lifestyle and you can make a least a one year commitment, please begin a dialog with us today.
We each have a private room along with full use of the common space and resources of a 1400+ sf town house with hardwood and tile floors, skylights, full basement, energy efficient passive solar design, and hand-crafted Amish kitchen cabinets. The house is bordered by gardens and woods on two sides and our cohousing neighbors on the others. The Sunward common house, the structural heart of the community, offers dining, office space, guest room, multipurpose space for art, work and play, exercise rooms, video space, laundry, etc. Pedestrian village design with perimeter parking. Our current Please see the Sunward website for more information.
If all this is in line with your values and lifestyle and you can make a least a one year commitment, please begin a dialog with us today!
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