Forming Formed: 2005
This page last updated:2/16/2013
Green Haven Cohousing
(We have optioned a property in Bethany CT)
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We are forming a cohousing community near New Haven, Connecticut. We have optioned a 32-acre parcel in Bethany, about twenty minutes from downtown New Haven.
We are actively seeking new members. People who join us now will be in the best position to influence the overall design of the community and to select options for their own units. We welcome people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. We welcome families with children and plan to include affordable and flexible housing units.
We will have enough space for those who are interested to grow a substantial amount of our food. The land use planning will incorporate permaculture design principles.
We have adopted dynamic governance (also called sociocracy) as our organizational model and are in the process of implementing it.
We care deeply about the health of the planet and are committed to green building and living. Sustainability and cooperative, supportive community are our fundamental values.
At this time we have about a dozen households that are already members or well on their way to becoming members, as well as several others beginning the process. Please email if you would like to join us or get more information about Green Haven Cohousing.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
Former/Other Names: Greater New Haven Cohousing
This page last updated:2/16/2013
(We are happy to meet with interested people)
Visitor Process: Email us to learn about our current progress. We will be happy to have someone call you or we'll invite you to our next meeting.
Fellowship for Intentional Community
:: Greater New Haven Transition Initiative
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
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(Dynamic governance model (sociocracy))
Leadership Core Group:
(It is open to all interested members.)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(All members and associate members are expected to join a work group.)
($200 joining fee.)
(Aside from $200 annual dues, there are no current specific requirements. However as the group incurs expenses (e.g., architect, legal, housing consultant, down payment on property) members are asked to contribute.)
Land and Buildings
(The property we are in the process of acquiring is rural. It is large enough for us to grow a significant amount of food.)
32 acres (12.9 hectares)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(We'd like to grow a significant percentage of fruits, vegetables and eggs.)
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Common meals will emphasize organic, local foods. We have vegetarian and non-vegetarian members and will reach consensus on how to accomodate all.)
(At the individual's discretion)
(We have no existing policy about smoking. We expect to prohibit smoking in public areas.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Spiritual lives are valued.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(The public school system is highly regarded by parents in our group.)
(Due diligence testing is done, and we are moving into the planning and design stage.)
Green Haven, Inc.
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Current editor(s): BrendaCaldwell, dmargulis
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