Call for Collaborators & Residents: Collective House in South-Central Indiana Inspired by examples of cooperative living in Indiana and beyond, a friend and I are planning to purchase and seed a small (2-5 person) collective house in Bloomington, IN with room for permaculture and other experiments in sustainable food production. We are looking for people who share our commitment to a life in common with each other and with our planet (over good, healthy food, of course ) as potential residents in the house or as non-resident collaborators on this project!
About the Project The house will be a warm, clean, and intentional place that offers space for residents, their friends, and neighbors to collaborate on projects and serve as a node in Bloomington’s web of collective living and food-growing experiments. We hope to host small gatherings, such as dinners or planting days, and we are also committed to permanent affordable housing in a small city that continues to fill itself with expensive, unsustainable luxury apartments.
Timeline We are planning to purchase a home with land that is within biking distance of downtown Bloomington by August 2019.
About Me I'm in my mid-20's with ~5 years experience living in and working with housing cooperatives. I have introductory knowledge of permaculture, food-bearing trees, and beekeeping, and I enjoy meeting people who are passionate about sustainable and cooperative practices. I won't say much more about myself in an online forum, but I would love to chat on the phone, by email, or in-person if any of this sounds interesting to you!
Sounds like a great goal in life.I hope you get to do this. I refer you to Peter Maurin the co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement.Dorothy Day who is up for sainthood was his collaborator.If you go online and put in Catholic Worker you will find info and volunteer opportunities in the U.S. and England.They believed in Permaculture and in fact I would say they helped to found it. Peter Maurin was a French ex-patriot and a hermit who in his later years lived on one of the Catholic Worker farms.His philosophy of going back to the land was very influential in the 30's,40's and 50's as well as a seed that grew many communes world-wide.