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Forming
Formed:
2010
Dallas Cohousing
Dallas
,
Texas
,
United States
Contact:
Angela Alston
P. O. Box 797503
Dallas, Texas 75379 United States
Address Status:
Good as of 1/20/2013
Phone:
972-669-8798
angela [at] dallascohousing [dot] org
hugh [at] pizel [dot] com

We're growing a community of like-minded folks who'd like to live cooperatively in urban Dallas, close to DART rail.

Our goals: to be affordable, sustainable, and diverse.

Our models for living together include cohousing--homes for individual households, plenty of shared space & meals, decisions by consensus--and the ecovillage concepts of living in a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable manner.

We're interested in possibly sharing:

• work space (for those of us working from home)

• dinners

• a garden to grow some of our own food

• child care

• space for yoga, other kinds of movement

• home schooling

• cars

• a food buying club

• community-supported agriculture (CSA membership)

Our vision of retrofitting includes affordable energy efficiency and sustainability. E.g., solar-assisted hot water, rainwater reclamation, foam insulation under the roof.

Community Affiliations:
Network Affiliations:
Fellowship for Intentional Community Coho/US
Last Updated:
8/21/2013
Visitors Accepted
Visitor Process:
We are meeting regularly with folks interested in this concept. If you are interested, please call or email us.
Cohousing Details
Cohousing Status:
Seeking Site
(Site targeted; forming partnership to purchase)
Number of Units:
11
Population
Members:
2 (Right now, we're a husband and wife, beginning the process of creating this community)
Non-Member Residents:
Open to new members:
Yes
Government
Decision Making:
By consensus
Identified Leader:
No
Leadership Core Group:
Yes
Labor and Money
Financial Style:
Members have independent finances
Labor Contribution:
Expected (2-8 hrs of outreach & planning per month)
Join Fee:
Yes ($500 for full membership: reserves your place in line to choose your unit)
Regular Fees:
Yes (We're asking $10/month for marketing purposes)
Land and Buildings
Community:
Urban
Land Owners:
The community (We envision a condominium legal structure.)
No. of Residences:
Food, Etc.
% Food Grown:
21-50% (This is our goal: may change, depending on property we acquire)
Shared Meals:
2-5 times/week (this is our goal. We'll see what the community wants as the group grows)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
Dietary Practice:
Omnivorous (Our goal is that any meat we eat will be humanely & sustainably raised)
Alcohol Use:
Used occasionally (We envision wine & beer with dinner, for those who enjoy it.)
Tobacco Use:
Seldom used (We don't smoke but would like there to be public space for smokers)
Social Factors
Common Spiritual Practices:
No
Which Spiritual Traditions:
Educational Style(s):
Other (We welcome the possibility of shared home schooling)
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