Formed: 2008 Established: 2008
This page last updated:6/14/2010
Elm Street Co-op
Ithaca, New York,
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We are living at the edge of the city of Ithaca, on West Hill, in a 10-bedroom house that sits on 2.5 acres. Since the beginning of the cooperative in 2008, we have had up to 12 people living here at a time, aged 4-64, including a couple of cats. We have a modest goal of simply living peacefully and happily together, with an eye toward sustainability, healthy food, and good communication. There are a couple of gardens, a greenhouse, a barn, a volleyball court, a walnut grove, a fire pit, a compost pile, and many birds and deer on the property. We are playing around with various systems and non-systems for sharing food, supplies, and chores, as we also experiment with different methods of conducting meetings and meeting everyone's needs.
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Former/Other Names: That House, 415 Elm St
This page last updated:6/14/2010
Visitor Process: First contact someone in the household, by phone or email
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):
By majority rule
(preference for full agreement or consent among members)
(owner is an active member and resident with some certain decision-making powers)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
($15-$25/month for food + supplies)
Land and Buildings
(Edge of the 25,000-person city of Ithaca, with more of a small-town feeling)
2.33 acres (0.9 hectares)
(access to public streams, thickets, and woods from this property)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(intentions to raise this percentage)
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(shared meals involve consideration of individuals' dietary needs)
(low meat consumption (mostly local))
(smoking is prohibited in the house)
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