HOW TO GET INvolved
When we have openings we usually post them here and on the Boston Co-op Network. We also welcome general inquiries, and will keep in touch with people about future openings.
What makes an ideal housemate? We find we work best with people who have experience living with others, and are skilled in group dynamics —— articulate, good negotiators, good at drawing others out —— as well as being good communicators in general.
Traits We Look for in Building Community
uber-responsible, keeping commitments
fabulous responsive communicator
has time and skills to invest in community
prefers to come home for dinner
likes to host events and invite people over
planning to stay long term (minimum 18 months)
prefers bikes to cars, fresh food to frozen, quiet to noise, etc.
Things That Pose Challenges
out many evenings
often away weekends/ frequent travel for work
concerned about privacy (e.g. prefers doors closed)
strict food regimen
concerned about sharing tools, cars, kitchen items
may move within a year or two
recurring health conditions that limit ability or availability
Skills we can always use more of
Playing of instruments Electrical
Sewing Bike repair
Web design Gardening
Carpentry Brute force
We find common goals draw us together despite differences in age, gender, or orientation.
For inquirers, our process begins with email correspondence first (we ask that you paste in and fill out a house application for any posted opening) before scheduling phone interviews and finally house meetings.
We're always happy to hear from others interested in intentional community. Please feel free to inquire!