Formed: 2006 Established: 2006
This page last updated:10/1/2011
Buffalo, New York,
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Plankton House is a NASCO Community Cooperative. We are part of a collective called Nickel City Housing Co-op. Our food is local, CSA bought, or grown ourselves. The house is full of artists, cyclists, world travelers, couch surfers, animals, and generally pretty cool people. We govern as a house, as a housing co-op, and as a cooperative of cooperatives (NASCO).
Currently, we are looking for new members to drive our vision forward to new cooperative and community endeavors. Come do your thing in Buffalo! It's a low-income town with style and snow to spare! We've got beautiful summers full of water activities, festivals, farmers markets and free concerts! DIY-friendly! Bike-friendly! Vegan-friendly! Pet-friendly! Lots of room to dream!
Dreaming of a world where the things we love about each other makes us better people and helps create something bigger.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
We Own it: A co-op documentary by Loren Sonnenburg part one
Former/Other Names: Nickel City
This page last updated:10/1/2011
(we love visitors!)
Visitor Process: Call us or email us. This is especially important for anyone considering living here. We like to meet all applicants a few times before making a final decision.
We love visitors and have weekly potlucks. Part of creating our community are the people who stop in to visit.
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.
Members(adults and children):
(varies, occasional couch surfers)
Open to new members:
Leadership Core Group:
(yes and no...we pass around board membership)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(cooperation is welcome!)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(cooking, cleaning, 5 hours maintenance)
($37 membership to NASCO and $250 Nickel City Housing Co-op membershare)
(monthly rent, varies by room, plus food/utilities. email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details)
Land and Buildings
Land Owned By:
Another form of Non-profit
Number of Residences:
(Plankton House is one of two houses in Nickel City Housing Co-operatives.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(but the rest is grown locally!)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all dinners
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(vegan and gluten-free preferred as the basic meal simply due to various dietary needs, but no restrictions on what people can eat or prepare for themselves.)
(All food is welcomed, but community food we buy is vegetarian with low dairy and eggs.)
(currently a few brewers)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(Any and all and none at all. No restrictions.)
(up to the parents)
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