Sunny 1-bedroom unit for sale

Posted June 30, 2014 by nmcnulty

Sunny 1-bedroom available in the HUB housing cooperative in Little Village

The HUB Co-op is a member-owned housing cooperative on Marshall Boulevard. We’re an intentional community, and we value cooperation, fun, responsibility, and openness.

  • Huge windows throughout
  • Eat-in kitchen looks out onto green courtyard

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  • Laundry and wi-fi included
  • Recently renovated

R2 photo long shot

  • Vegetable and flower garden, common courtyard, storage space
  • Woodworking shop and bike workshop for member use
  • Convenient to shopping, public transportation and parks
  • Dogs and cats welcome!
  • Kid friendly!

The unit is approximately 950 square feet, with hard-wood floors, enormous windows, and ten foot ceilings. Appliances such as a gas stove, refrigerator, and microwave are included. New furnace.

Members share a common courtyard for gardening, grilling, and hanging out. The basement has storage space, laundry, and communal workspace. A partial green roof, composting, and a garden are a few of our projects. Hopefully chickens to come in 2015!

The HUB Coop is close to schools, parks, the Pink line, several bus routes & good bike routes. Marshall Boulevard is a beautiful grassy and treelined street with a protected bike lane and a proposed Divvy Station.

Asking $8,000 buy-in (negotiable–make us an offer!). The HUB provides financing. A monthly payment covers your part of the mortgage and the co-op’s carrying charge. For this unit, the mortgage and the carrying charge totals approximately $975 right now. (Membership decides budgeting and financial issues.) This monthly fee pays for most costs of ownership, including property tax, building insurance, repairs, projects, common utilities and adding to the reserve.  There are also a couple of additional charges that are per person -– gas for hot water and wifi. So the total depends on the number of residents. Remember, you’re an owner, so you can deduct your share of the mortgage interest and property tax.

 

HUB photo garden

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Sunny 1-bedroom unit for sale

Posted June 30, 2014 by nmcnulty

Sunny 1-bedroom available in the HUB housing cooperative in Little Village

The HUB Co-op is a member-owned housing cooperative on Marshall Boulevard. We’re an intentional community, and we value cooperation, fun, responsibility and openness.

  • Huge windows throughout
  • Eat-in kitchen looks out onto green courtyard

R2 photo kitchn

  • Laundry and wi-fi included
  • Recently renovated

R2 photo long shot

  • Vegetable and flower garden, common courtyard, storage space
  • Convenient to shopping, public transportation and parks
  • Dogs and cats welcome!

The unit is approximately 950 square feet, with hard-wood floors, enormous windows, and ten foot ceilings. Appliances such as a gas stove, refrigerator, and microwave are included. New furnace.

Members share a common courtyard for gardening, grilling, and hanging out. The basement has storage space, laundry, and communal workspace. A partial green roof, composting, and a garden are a few of our projects. Hopefully chickens to come in 2015!

The HUB Coop is close to schools, parks, the Pink line, several bus routes & good bike routes. Marshall Boulevard is a beautiful grassy and treelined street with a protected bike lane and a proposed Divvy Station.

Asking $8,000 buy-in (negotiable–make us an offer!). The HUB provides financing. A monthly payment covers your part of the mortgage and the co-op’s carrying charge. For this unit, the mortgage and the carrying charge totals approximately $975 right now. (Membership decides budgeting and financial issues.) This monthly fee pays for most costs of ownership, including property tax, building insurance, repairs, projects, common utilities and adding to the reserve.  There are also a couple of additional charges that are per person -– gas for hot water and wifi. So the total depends on the number of residents. Remember, you’re an owner, so you can deduct your share of the mortgage interest and property tax.

 

HUB photo garden

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NASCO is hiring

Posted May 22, 2014 by morgan

The North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO), headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is seeking a Director of Operations to work as a member of the NASCO Staff Collective, with a start date of June 01, 2014. To apply, please email a cover letter and résumé to jobs@nasco.coop by May 23, 2014.

NASCO exists to support and connect community-driven cooperatives across North America, and the Director of Operations maintains the member relationships that make this support possible.  The Director of Operations supports and coordinates the work of the NASCO Staff in advancing NASCO’s mission and growing the cooperative movement.  The Director of Operations is responsible for coordinating member services and communications to NASCO’s members, including staff visits, elections, and dues.

NASCO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit association of cooperatives in Canada and the U.S., which serves student and non-student organizations that embrace community and cooperative education. NASCO was founded in 1968; it has grown to include several affiliated organizations, whose combined mission is to organize and educate affordable, group-equity cooperatives and their members for the purpose of promoting a community-oriented cooperative movement. To this end, NASCO provides its member cooperatives with educational programs, operational and managerial assistance, and supports the development of new cooperatives.

This position will be based in Chicago, IL. For more information, visit NASCO’s website.


Full house for fall!

Posted October 2, 2013 by jessica

Stone Soup Leland House is fully membershipped for fall of 2013.

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Full house for fall!

Posted October 2, 2013 by jessica

Stone Soup Leland House is fully membershipped for fall of 2013.

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Live at The Roost – Application Deadline Oct. 7

Posted October 1, 2013 by The Roost

The Roost is accepting applications for a new housemate in a shared room. Our application deadline is Oct. 7. Click here for more info.

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Unit R3 for sale SOLD!

Posted September 17, 2013 by svandellen

Hi, and welcome!  If you’ve just found us, please take a look at this photo tour of Unit R3, and then read our About page to learn more about us and who we are as a cooperative.

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We (Sarah and Sam) love this studio.  It’s spacious yet comfy.  Lots of daylight from the skylights.  Great kitchen.  We’re relocating, and we’re seeking the next great co-op member–you?

Features:

  • open layout
  • lots of daylight from the skylights.  One skylight opens for roof access.
  • efficient, easy-to-use kitchen
  • sunny breakfast nook plus space for dining table
  • huge & luxurious soaking tub
  • nice soft (waterproof) cork floor makes you want to dance or do yoga
  • You can watch movies projected onto the wall.
  • easy to heat, warm in winter
  • all snugly nestled under green roof.

Asking $4,000 buy-in (negotiable–make us an offer!).  The HUB provides financing!  There’s a monthly fee that covers your part of the mortgage and the co-op’s carrying charge.  Your part of the mortgage is $533.20.  The carrying charge is $425 right now (will likely go up a little bit soon).  This pays for most costs of ownership, including property tax, building insurance, repairs, projects, and adding to the reserve.  There are also a couple of charges that are per person–hot water and wifi.  So the total comes to $991.56 for one person, $1010.81 for two, etc.  Remember, you’re an owner, so you can deduct your share of the mortgage interest and property tax.

Please contact Sarah sarahbikes@gmail.com or Sam treechunk@gmail.com for more details.

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These built-in closets are part of the bedroom area.  This one has a sweater drawer and a tray for jewelry or small items.  All 3 clothes cabinets have a hanging bar and drawers.  The cabinets to the left have large shelf areas to keep your things out of the way.

These built-in closets are part of the bedroom area. This one has a sweater drawer and a tray for jewelry or small items. All 3 clothes cabinets have a hanging bar and drawers. The cabinets to the left have large shelf areas to keep your things out of the way.

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View of the living room/bedroom side of the unit

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There's a tall pull-out pantry too.
There’s a tall pull-out pantry too.

Cozy spot to eat.

Cozy spot to eat.

Tub side of the bathroom!

Tub side of the bathroom!

 

Full-on tub

Full-on tub

Entry closet/shelves

Entry closet/shelves

A view from the courtyard

A view from the courtyard

Our green roof when it was first installed.

Our green roof when it was first installed.

We were featured in the Sun Times! (this pic shows some past owners and does not show some current owners)

We were featured in the Sun Times! (this pic shows some past owners and does not show some current owners)

 

 

 

 

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Looking for one Member, September 15th or later

Posted August 11, 2013 by morgan

Leland House is currently looking for a new member. An opening is available as soon as September 15th. Please apply as soon as possible, if interested.

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Looking for one Member, October 1st or later

Posted August 11, 2013 by morgan

Leland House is currently looking for a new member. An opening is available as soon as October 1st. Please apply as soon as possible, if interested.

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Democracy Derailed by Greed Virus

Posted August 6, 2013 by terry

I don’t usually weep with strangers I meet on the street. Maybe it was the beautiful summer evening. Or that I was returning from a lovely evening with beloved friends. Or that we shared our despair at how quickly and completely the greed virus has derailed our great democracy.

It feels like the political equivalent of the e-bola virus that causes internal organs to bleed. Our country is bleeding internally, that’s for sure. It seems that everyone is either hanging on by a thread or watching friends and family hang on.

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