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Stony Brook Cohousing
Jamaica Plain
United States
Website: (Bad web address)
Kristen Simmons
Stony Brook Cohousing
PO Box 300601
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130 United States
Address Status:
Good as of 2/19/2010
kristen [at] stonybookcohousing [dot] org
info [at] stonybrookcohousing [dot] org

We are seeking individuals and families to join our urban cohousing community. We are rehabbing the historic Blessed Sacrament Church in the Hyde Square neighborhood of Jamaica Plain (Boston). It's a great time to get involved, because members are currently designing the facility with the architect, making decisions about which environmentally friendly materials will be used and more.

The building is a very short distance from public transportation, many public parks, restaurants, and other urban amenities.

Jamaica Plain is an historic neighborhood on the south edge of Boston with a very diverse population, wonderful green open spaces including Jamaica Pond and the Arnold Arboretum, a thriving artist community, and excellent restaurants.

We intend to have a diverse, multi-generational community that is a model of urban sustainable development for living lightly and happily on the earth.

We will participate in the wider community in a way that is welcoming, respectful, and mutually beneficial.

Status: disbanded; lost site

Former/Other Names:
Ecovillage at JP
Community Affiliations:
Network Affiliations:
Last Updated:
Visitors Accepted
(We have not yet begun construction. Please visit our website to learn more about public events. Or call! We'd love to hear from you.)
Visitor Process:
Contact us at 617-648-0568 or
Cohousing Details
Cohousing Status:
Site Optioned
Number of Units:
We anticipate 37 units
Mostue & Associates, Kraus Fitch Architects (visioning and pre-design)
Stony Brook Cohousing, in partnership with Rees-Larkin Development
Non-Member Residents:
Open to new members:
Decision Making:
By consensus
Identified Leader:
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Financial Style:
Members have independent finances
Labor Contribution:
Expected (Members will share in the maintainance of the community, for both cost savings and community building. We anticipate about 10 hours a month will be required per household.)
Join Fee:
Regular Fees:
Land and Buildings
Land Owners:
The community
No. of Residences:
37 (anticipated)
Food, Etc.
% Food Grown:
Shared Meals:
(We hope to eat together about 2 times a week after we move in.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual (Common meals will include a vegetarian and/or vegan option.)
Dietary Practice:
(Members include omnivores and vegans, and a range in between.)
Alcohol Use:
(Alcohol is enjoyed by some members, but not all.)
Tobacco Use:
Prohibited (Smoking is prohibited in community buildings and grounds.)
Social Factors
Common Spiritual Practices:
No (We have no common practice, other than tolerance and appreciation for each other.)
Which Spiritual Traditions:
Other (Individual members practice the following traditions: agnostic, jewish, protestant, UU, and unknown)
Educational Style(s):
Other (Residents make their own choices about education options. Currently, school-aged members are attending the Boston Public Schools.)
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