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Live at The Roost – Application Deadline Oct. 7

Posted October 1, 2013

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

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Two Vacancies Available for March 1st, 2013

Posted January 11, 2013

Two Vacancies Available for March 1st, 2013:

Come join our Roost Family!  Check out the ad and answer these questions by sending them to theroostchicago@gmail.com.  An Interview will follow.

To apply, please email us with a brief response to the following questions:
1. Why are you interested in community living?
2. Do you have prior experience living in community? (“Community” can be defined however you choose.)
3. Would you be able to make time for the weekly labor contributions described above?
4. What is your approach to resolving conflicts in your life?
5. What is one thing you’re really excited to contribute to the community?

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Join us this Wednesday, October 31st for a Roost Halloween…

Posted October 29, 2012

Join us this Wednesday, October 31st for a Roost Halloween Shindig.  We’ll be sharing treats, watching movies, and just enjoying each other’s company on this fun holiday.  7 – 11 pm.  Email theroostchicago@gmail.com with questions. Also – check out our latest … Continue reading →

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Join us upstairs at The Solarium, tomorrow, Thursday, September…

Posted September 19, 2012

Join us upstairs at The Solarium, tomorrow, Thursday, September 20th at 7 pm for our monthly Astrology Salon hosted by astrologist Brian Allemana. Check out the facebook invite here.

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We’re looking for a new member by October 1st!

Posted September 6, 2012

We have a shared room available to rent on October 1st.  The rent is $265/mo plus utilities and food.  Check out our craigslist ad for more information here:

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/roo/3254301570.html

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Our ornamental dining room centerpiece.  Photo by Fro

Posted October 28, 2011

Our ornamental dining room centerpiece.  Photo by Fro

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Mushroom Skillshare

Posted October 28, 2011

Earlier this month, Rebecca and I led a skillshare on urban indoor mushroom cultivation at Mess Hall, here in Rogers Park.  The previous day’s preparation, and the morning rush to fill 20 straw bags proved “fruitful,” as we had a good turnout of new and old mycologists!  We gave a lecture on different types of mushrooms, the mushroom life-cycle, and the magical power of mycelial mats.  Then we gave a step-by-step demonstration of the method we use to grow Oyster mushrooms, which are some of the most delicious mushrooms there are, and are well-suited to growing indoors efficiently in moderate temperatures on a straw substrate.  Everyone left with a starter kit and a small spawn sample (of grey dove oyster mushrooms.)  And I’ve heard back from one of our attendees that her mushrooms have already fruited!  Hooray!

~Andrea  (my first blog post!)

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Andrea’s Birthday & Illinois State Beach Trip!

Posted August 30, 2011

DEAR DIARY,
Saturday was just a few days until Andrea’s birthday, so Roosties surprised her with a vegan, gluten free Drrrty South Pecan Pie Cake, and a trip to Illinois State Beach! The cake turned out much yummier than I had planned, the beach and hiking trails were breathtakingly beautiful, and ride home turned up a roadside attraction none of us expected! Ah sure; Jaxon had to work, the mosquitoes were biting, and Rebecca almost missed her train to South Bend that evening — but being the resourceful folks we are, we managed to make it an amazing day of roomie bonding magic!

<3 EAGER
Pecan Pie Cake! 

Hangin' at the Beach

The Robert's Roost Motel! We must stay there one day!

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The Roost’s very own band The Not So Swifts covering…

Posted August 19, 2011

The Roost’s very own band The Not So Swifts covering “Mine” by Taylor Swift!

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…they’re good for your heart!

Posted August 18, 2011

…they’re good for your heart!

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