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Fox Valley Sustainable Co-housing
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Incipient stage of formation. Looking for 2 or 3 families (with or without kids) to co-purchase a property in downtown Geneva, Batavia, or St. Charles, with the common objectives of building community bonds and substantially lowering ecological footprint (and cost of living) per capita without unduly affecting quality of life (privacy & material needs, etc).
Several possible properties have already been identified.
We are quite open at this point to suggestions (specific location and scope of the experiment), but location can't be too far from Geneva.
The only two values that are absolute criteria are concern for recrafting culture in a sustainable direction, and a commitment to democratic principles.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-362-4663.
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This page last updated:10/6/2011
No Answer Regarding Visitors
(not yet determined)
Visitor Process: Call Norlyn to visit or learn about Geneva and the adjacent river towns Batavia and St. Charles. He can also show a couple of the potential buildings that would house the community. 630-362-4663
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):
(Currently just Marcia and myself, ages 60 and 50.)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(early founders may elect to subsidize later entrant, but not planned.)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(To be determined -- at a minimum, community meals envisioned)
(Shared purchase of home)
(Could be other joint purchases (capital improvements, common room TV, etc))
Land and Buildings
0.25 acres (0.1 hectares)
(It might be possible to purchase home with up to 5 acres close to Geneva)
Land Owned By:
(Primarily, though purchasing an existing building, so design will be somewhat constrained.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(unless we get 5 acres)
Share Community Meals:
(not carved in stone)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(concensus on community meals)
(can be vegetarian for community meal)
(per individual -- Marcia and I have 1 drink daily)
(no smoking inside the home -- we don't smoke)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Marcia and I are Unitarian Universalist, but raised as Catholic and Methodist, and tolerant)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
:: Roman Catholic
:: Unitarian Universalist
:: Ecumenical (includes "all religions")
(Diversity is welcome)
(no preset expectations)
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