Forming Formed: 2007
This page last updated:4/11/2013
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Our forming, multi-generational, cohousing community near the town of Floyd, Virginia is accepting new member households. Currently the Jubilee! community core group is growing and progressing steadily toward Phase 2 (community design) and phase 3 (Construction). We welcome new members at this time.
The Jubilee! property is a lovely 38 acre parcel (just a mile from the center of town) that has woods with trails, a 7-8 acre south-facing slope for our clustered housing, and plenty of land for gardens.
We would like to be the first Passivhaus (ultra-low energy design/construction) neighborhood in Virginia! Our thirty to thirty-two private dwellings and Common House will be precision engineered for energy efficiency while being priced affordably at market rates for Southwest Virginia.
Our builder, Adam Cohen of Structures Design Build in Roanoke, VA, is nationally recognized as a leader in the Passivhaus movement. Passivhaus architecture means energy efficient homes that will be warm, beautiful, and environmentally friendly. Members, as a group, will decide on the look and feel of the houses and the community as a whole.
If the design phase excites you, we encourage you to investigate Jubilee! very soon before that particular window closes. We expect homes to range between 800 and 1600 square feet. All the homes will be built at the same time by our architect/builder.
Our community welcomes families and individuals of all ages, viewpoints, backgrounds and lifestyles. Like most cohousing communities, we consider Jubilee! to be a self-selecting community where members/residents will participate in committee work and the governance and management of Jubilee! Major decisions are made using consensus. There will be no hierarchy or single community leader, but Jubilee! core values have been established and will be the foundation for all future decisions made by the growing group.
In our effort to nurture a healthy, enlivened, and fun-loving community, members are encouraged to have a good working knowledge of facilitation, non-violent communication, active listening, etc. and to strive continually for self-awareness.
Please explore our website and follow our blog on the internet at: www.jubileecoho.com
Jubilee! welcomes interested visitors during all seasons of the year. Please call Walter Charnley at 540-250-1235, or email us at email@example.com
To appreciate the acreage you need to be able to walk it. Sorry,
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|Links: |Jubilee! Cohousing
: Information about our vision, plan, history and members as well as a blog, photos, and FAQs
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: Jubilee!
This page last updated:4/11/2013
(Please bring good (preferably waterproof) walking shoes)
Visitor Process: Visit our website http://jubileecoho.com and contact us either by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Walter Charnley 540-250-1234
Fellowship for Intentional Community
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.
Comment: We expect to have some single and some multi[le family units, and some of these will also be available to rent.
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(3 members of Jubilee! currently enrolled in the 2012-2014 North Carolina Intigrative Facilitation Training with Laird Schaub)
(We work with shared leadership patterns)
Leadership Core Group:
(Our core group has two main committies:Project and Marketing, Membership, Community)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Members and Associte Members are expected to serve on committies and we are experimenting with time banking in the community at large as a way to acquire needed services for Jubilee!)
(Beginning in June 2013 Jubilee! community buy-in is $5,000 toward your home and used in the short term for Phase 2 (design phase) soft costs i.e., permitting, engineering, insurance, legal, site plan and the like.)
(Until June 2013, Members $100 per month, Associate Members pay quarterly dues)
Land and Buildings
(in rural south west Virginia)
38 acres (15.4 hectares)
(About 7-8 acres of that will be our building site. Great walking trails and future garden sites.)
Land Owned By:
(Jubilee! is working toward purchase of this land. Currently the community manages the land and pays the taxes and there is an "intent to sell" in place)
Number of Residences:
(projected to build 2014)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(Not currently living or gardening on the land, but sharing a community garden plot in Floyd, and some of us garden at our homes)
Share Community Meals:
(Our meetings are preceded by a shared meal or nosh, and our socials usually include a meal)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(We have vegetarians, carnivores, gluten intolerant, etc.)
(Some can, some can't)
(No one in our current core uses tobacco)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Ecumenical (includes "all religions")
(Parents will be encouraged to make the best choices for their children's education from what is available in the broader community and what manifests in Jubilee.)
Adam Cohen of Structures Design Build in Roanoke, VA, is who we are working with toward our vision of an all passivhaus community
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