$550 / 1200ft² - Charming, furnished 15 min to Ann Arbor ~ co-op house (Ypsilanti)
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Ypsi house ~ looking for a mature person(s) ~ someone who works on themselves, knows you're not perfect, feels communicating is something you can work on, and its not beneath you to do so. as well as giving others a helping hand when its clear that's needed. You're also interested in helping create a
new household community, sharing organic gardening/sustainable living practices in an urban setting.
Co-op house beginning over from scratch. Share an entire, welcoming and spacious house, and share/co-create an organic garden project together with others.
2 progressive Ypsi houses share a garden area together -- two openings currently in Historic So Side 1860 house. Private & antique furnished bedroom Smaller bedroom $550/mo, includes access to full house with hi speed wireless, washer/dryer, disposal, dishwasher, small enclosed private back yard with barbecue/table area use of guest room for guest and bathroom. For couple add $200 for extra person per room, and per person share of utilities. Larger bedroom $600/mo Features: fully furnished, Individualized lease, washer and dryer, Utilities include: cable, internet, trash, Only responsible for fair share portion of utilities bill ~ ie bills divided by #of household members.
Please note: This is a non-smoking house, ~ we keep the co-op house clean via sharing chores and clean up ~~ for both the house and the garden. Little TV except the occasional movie. Working toward being a small carbon footprint home, opening windows at night (summer) and closed during the heat of the day. You're someone who works at recycling everything you can and are willing to compost all organic waste for the garden. In the winter you're fine with working with keeping a fire going when home ~ our fireplace insert which functions like a woodstove so that we can use a renewable fuel to reduce heat costs. You can heat a pot of tea on the stove or a pot of soup...
You: You love organic gardening, are an aspiring urban farmer or admirer of urban farming, enjoy both sharing the responsibility & process of working in one as well ..as eating the produce. You're resourceful and not afraid of doing hard work like turning compost or digging up weeds, plants, building raised beds, or taking out the garbage/compost.
In fact you've been wanting to take the time, and wishing you had the opportunity, to do these sorts of things
~ you're the sort of adult who would take initiative to pick up branches in the yard and put them in the kindling pile (not decide that's your 'landlord's' problem), problem solve and fix a rain barrel that seems to not be working right, or to see helping plan and 'barn raise' a hoop-house as great stuff you're wanting to roll up your sleeves and do.
You're the sort who would absolutely know that in any situation you have everyday house chores to do, and you are used to doing them, ~~~~~ this of course along with the new "sustainability" chores like filling a wood box, emptying the fireplace ash, taking a turn with planting the garden, watering the garden, sharing in the weeding of the garden, turning compost....
Openings in house as housemate for someone who is thinking long term for Ypsi, ~ who plans to be around and knows a sense of commitment to projects and who's open to co-oping/sharing with others, and wanting to work on community, communicating and working thru problems with others with care, ie if you're coming to the area to work as a pilot and simply want a "crash pad" - this is not the place for you! ; )
Interested? Please send an email about yourself w/your telephone number:
- 1) Profession/passion
- 2) Why you want to live in a coop, and what does that mean to you?
- 3) Why you are leaving your current place?
- 4) What you would add to our cooperative (talents, skills, experience)
- 5) Say a bit about your past cooperative/gardening/workshare living experience
- 6) What you do in your free time, interests/hobbies/talents
- 7) Weeknights when you can interview
- 8) Phone #
- 9) Can you afford the rent? ~ have a stable work situation?
- 10) Do you understand that doing a garden together means you need to be around to put the garden in together and to nurture it along? Experience?
- 11) Do you like to cook, what do you like? omnivore, vegetarian, vegan?
- 12) What do you do to stay centered during times that are challenging/difficult ~ a routine or spiritual practice?
The map below shows "D" - Depot Town cottage where our garden is, Route goes past food co-op @ .9 miles to the house in the historic south side "A" where the openings are. Or, you can cut thru Depot Town and go thru Riverside Park - a pretty walk between the houses and a 10 min. bike ride. It is less than a mile between the 2 houses (short bike ride)- co-op is situated between, cutting thru the park is prettier and faster ; ) "B" is Beezy's and "C" is the Co-op, "D" is Depot Town cottage and community gardens.
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Surrounding communities within 15 minutes: Ann Arbor Canton Willis Plymouth Milan Saline South Lyon Keywords: Sustainability, permaculture, city farming, organic garden, community garden, Eastern Michigan University, co-op housing, cooperative house, co-op living, urban farm, city farm,
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