Policy Database

Policy FolderPolicies on the cohousing.org website come from two major places: The collection of Useful Documents done by Laura Fitch and others in December of 2011, and the Cohousing / Intentional Community policy database which was created and is maintained by Daniel Lindenberger. To submit a policy for inclusion on this site, contact our webmaster.

One of our residents writes: “Truly it is auspicious to find this place and time together to create what we need most in our lives. To go the full mile together in this space (and beyond) requires a personal commitment to awareness.” To support this commitment and to help us to realize our needs over the long term we have identified a number of guidelines that serve as points of reflection and reference from which to model our communication and actions. Responsibility - In all situations we intend to take responsibility for our own feelings. Ultimately, no one can make us feel....
1. We find beauty and wisdom in nature’s design and seek to emulate it in our village. 2. We value caring and respectful interactions with members of our village, guests, the surrounding neighborhood, society, all living things, and the earth. 3. We approach change and challenges with open-minded rather than dogmatic attitudes. 4. We have an egalitarian power and decision-making structure. 5. We make and honor agreements with great care and sincerity. 6. We balance participation in the village with individual needs, and welcome the opportunities for engagement, fun and enjoyment that...
We are an urban cohousing ecovillage cultivating supportive relationships with each other, the larger community and the Earth.
Our Vision We have co-created a sustainable neighbourhood of beauty and peace where we can grow as individuals while supporting each other, the land on which we live and the wider community.  We  foster a sense of belonging, meaning and purpose, sharing the fullness of ourselves and celebrating the gifts of life with integrity. Our community intention and values: Encouraging positive connections while honoring personal privacy Taking responsibility individually and communally for our actions Using the consensus process to enhance community decision-making...
Newly adopted Vision Statement:  “WindSong is a cohesive community of self responsible contributors, who are valuing each other’s uniqueness, reducing our ecological footprint and sharing what we’ve learned with other communities.”