New intentional community needs members

Posted June 29, 2015 by morgan

Hello there! I’m a Former Jesuit Volunteer, living in intentional community with two former volunteers of other volunteer programs. We had 7 in our community this past year, but 4 are moving out (due to marriage, jobs, family stuff, etc). So, we are looking for some new people to live in community with! In general, our charism over the past couple years has been hospitality and supporting one another in our pursuits of social justice.

Intentional community has looked very different to our other community experiences. What makes us an intentional community? I would say: community dinners Sunday-Thursday (not mandatory, but it’s nice to know someone is always cooking on these days), a community night once a week, and an openness and enthusiasm for exploring/sharing spirituality. My roommates might say differently, and that to me is the beautiful challenge of community: having different perspectives and making it work because of a larger desire to live in community. This opportunity allows us to live in a co-creative community environment while acknowledging the reality of the demands of full-time work/school/recreating.

Our address is 2445 W Polk St. We are centrally located near many Chicago neighborhoods, including Pilsen, Little Italy/University Village, North Lawndale, Near West Side, Wicker Park, and Little Village. The community is made up of 2 units in the same building. Rent will most likely range between $480 and $600 per person (varies based on the unit and room amenities). Cost for food, utilities, and internet is additional, roughly $150-$225 per month (each unit has a community bank account and independently decides on this figure). As far as public transportation goes, we are a little less than half a mile away from the Blue Line and are right by the 49 Bus (Western Ave Bus).

If this is something you think you’re interested in, I would love to talk to you more about it. If you’d like to talk on the phone my number is 708-305-6084 or by email at nicoletbrennan@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

Peace and Blessings,

Nicole T. Brennan


9th Annual Housing Cooperatives Gathering

Posted May 21, 2015 by marksmithivas

A free celebration of cooperation and
communities in Chicago
Saturday, June 27, 2015

UPDATE: You can now register online by visiting this link.

Whether you’re part of an established housing cooperative or exploring cooperative living as a homeownership option, we hope that you’ll join us for a day of learning, networking and good food!

At this half-day gathering, the following topics will be covered:
Fair Housing: What does your cooperative need to know to be in compliance?
Marketing/Recruitment/Networking: Learn about a tool under development to help match people looking for a cooperative, see the existing digital cooperative community presence and brainstorm how to expand, and hear about cooperation among cooperatives in Chicago.
Understanding your Financial Statements: Learn how to read your financial statements and budget for a rainy day.
Conflict Resolution: Learn how to work through conflict using interest-based bargaining.
Open Space Sessions: Bring topics that you’d like to discuss with others!

WHEN: Saturday, June 27, 10:30 am-3:00 pm
WHERE: Stone Soup Cooperative – Ashland House, 4637 N. Ashland, Chicago, IL
POTLUCK: Bring a side dish or dessert to pass; hot dogs and burgers (including vegan and vegetarian options) will be provided.
PARKING: Street parking is available, but transit, carpooling and biking are encouraged!
For more information, visit CCLF’s website or contact the workshop coordinator,
Aaron Akers, at (312) 252-0442 or workshop@cclfchicago.org.

MOSAIC Co-op is looking for Summer subletters!

Posted April 23, 2015 by mosaic2000

Are you looking for a place to live over the summer?  MOSAIC Co-op’s house on Sherman and Foster may be the place for you!
We have many rooms available from mid June to mid September, with room rates depending on size generally between $450 and $550 per month.  As a subletter, you’d be welcomed into the MOSAIC community.  MOSAIC strives to live intentionally and cooperatively through nightly meals made by other co-opers, communal chores,  and events and parties.  If you think you’d be interested in living at the Co-op, shoot us an email here. Our subletting committee will reply to help you learn more about the house and get you set up!

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MOSAIC Co-op is looking for Summer subletters!

Posted April 23, 2015 by mosaic2000

Are you looking for a place to live over the summer?  MOSAIC Co-op’s house on Sherman and Foster may be the place for you!
We have many rooms available from mid June to mid September, with room rates depending on size generally between $450 and $550 per month.  As a subletter, you’d be welcomed into the MOSAIC community.  MOSAIC strives to live intentionally and cooperatively through nightly meals made by other co-opers, communal chores,  and events and parties.  If you think you’d be interested in living at the Co-op, shoot us an email here. Our subletting committee will reply to help you learn more about the house and get you set up!

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MOSAIC Co-op is looking for Summer subletters!

Posted April 23, 2015 by mosaic2000

Are you looking for a place to live over the summer?  MOSAIC Co-op’s house on Sherman and Foster may be the place for you!
We have many rooms available from mid June to mid September, with room rates depending on size generally between $450 and $550 per month.  As a subletter, you’d be welcomed into the MOSAIC community.  MOSAIC strives to live intentionally and cooperatively through nightly meals made by other co-opers, communal chores,  and events and parties.  If you think you’d be interested in living at the Co-op, shoot us an email here. Our subletting committee will reply to help you learn more about the house and get you set up!

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MOSAIC Co-op is looking for Summer subletters!

Posted April 23, 2015 by mosaic2000

Are you looking for a place to live over the summer?  MOSAIC Co-op’s house on Sherman and Foster may be the place for you!
We have many rooms available from mid June to mid September, with room rates depending on size generally between $450 and $550 per month.  As a subletter, you’d be welcomed into the MOSAIC community.  MOSAIC strives to live intentionally and cooperatively through nightly meals made by other co-opers, communal chores,  and events and parties.  If you think you’d be interested in living at the Co-op, shoot us an email here. Our subletting committee will reply to help you learn more about the house and get you set up!

Syndicated from MOSAIC Co-op » MOSAIC Co-op


MOSAIC Co-op is looking for Summer subletters!

Posted April 23, 2015 by mosaic2000

Are you looking for a place to live over the summer?  MOSAIC Co-op’s house on Sherman and Foster may be the place for you!
We have many rooms available from mid June to mid September, with room rates depending on size generally between $450 and $550 per month.  As a subletter, you’d be welcomed into the MOSAIC community.  MOSAIC strives to live intentionally and cooperatively through nightly meals made by other co-opers, communal chores,  and events and parties.  If you think you’d be interested in living at the Co-op, shoot us an email here. Our subletting committee will reply to help you learn more about the house and get you set up!

Syndicated from MOSAIC Co-op » MOSAIC Co-op


MOSAIC Co-op is looking for Summer subletters!

Posted April 23, 2015 by mosaic2000

Are you looking for a place to live over the summer?  MOSAIC Co-op’s house on Sherman and Foster may be the place for you!
We have many rooms available from mid June to mid September, with room rates depending on size generally between $450 and $550 per month.  As a subletter, you’d be welcomed into the MOSAIC community.  MOSAIC strives to live intentionally and cooperatively through nightly meals made by other co-opers, communal chores,  and events and parties.  If you think you’d be interested in living at the Co-op, shoot us an email here. Our subletting committee will reply to help you learn more about the house and get you set up!

Syndicated from MOSAIC Co-op » MOSAIC Co-op


MOSAIC Co-op is looking for Summer subletters!

Posted April 23, 2015 by mosaic2000

Are you looking for a place to live over the summer?  MOSAIC Co-op’s house on Sherman and Foster may be the place for you!
We have many rooms available from mid June to mid September, with room rates depending on size generally between $450 and $550 per month.  As a subletter, you’d be welcomed into the MOSAIC community.  MOSAIC strives to live intentionally and cooperatively through nightly meals made by other co-opers, communal chores,  and events and parties.  If you think you’d be interested in living at the Co-op, shoot us an email here. Our subletting committee will reply to help you learn more about the house and get you set up!

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Winter Recruitment Brunch!

Posted February 9, 2015 by mosaic2000

Our annual Winter Brunch for prospective members will be this coming Sunday, February 15th!
If you’re interested in living in MOSAIC but want to learn a little more first, this is the perfect time to see the house, meet the community and get a taste of our amazing cooking.
Check out the event on Facebook! We hope to see you there!

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