Co-OP Seeking New member!
We're looking for someone to join our community! A long-established co-op, we share a spacious Victorian in Arlington Center with fireplaces, stained glass, porches, yard, parking, etc. (We're a 10-minute bike ride to Alewife and the red line.)
THE HOUSEHOLD: We're a community of seven (plus one dog). We include different ages (26-64) and backgrounds (poet, nature educator, consultant, university professor, teacher, priest) but share the values of simple living. Each of us cooks one night a week (vegetarian meals), so we eat most dinners together, sharing all food and household supplies, as well as cleaning and upkeep. We hold house meetings every other week and make decisions using a Quaker-based consensus process. (Read our full house guidelines here.)
THE MATCH: Our ideal housemate will be experienced in shared living, and great communicator: someone who enjoys working in groups, is looking for a long-term home — ideally at least 18 months — and wants to build community. Singing, contra-dancing, bike-repair and gardening skills optional! We probably can't take additional pets.
THE ROOM: Located on the third floor, with treetop views, the room measures about 10' x 15', with a dormer window and walk-in closet, and rents for $640 (see a photo and another photo.) Utilities cost an additional $75 a month for water, gas heat, electricity, and Wi-Fi. (We each also contribute $50 per week for the house food kitty.)
THE LOCATION: It's a tree-lined neighborhood, near a park and a pond, but only blocks from Mass. Ave., with its shops, public transit and Minuteman bike path. Many of us have commuted to Tufts, Harvard, Lesley, MIT or downtown.
THE PROCESS: If you're interested, please read through this website here first, to learn how we work! Then, if it still seems like a good fit, we invite you to fill out the Application linked to the Contact page. We’ll respond to all applications through the wesbite.
COVID NOTE: Current residents are all fully vaccinated and we expect new residents to be as well. We've developed detailed safety protocols that we can refer to as the situation changes.
Thanks. We look forward to hearing from you!