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August 20th, 2007

10:46 am - At last: a community center comes our way

An intertraditional, nonsectarian community center for pagans of all paths was the founding vision of Delaware Valley Pagan Network but it has never come within our reach. Now it has. Are the region's pagans ready to seize this opportunity?

A vast old textile factory in Kensington has recently been acquired by Phactory LLC. This corporation's principal is a dvpn-discuss subscriber. Phactory wants to convert this 100,000-sq.-ft. building into a home for dozens of nonprofits sympathetic to ours.

Vacant since 1995, this five-story building commands a dramatic view of  the city's skyline. It is in good structural shape but requires huge amounts of cleanup, repair and refurbishing. That's our entrée!  Simple sweat equity could earn area pagans a dedicated space for performances, meetings and office work for many years.



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December 9th, 2005

02:20 pm
Co-housing article (about a group in the Boston area)

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September 17th, 2005

12:57 pm - Poly-friendly intentional communities Sat., Sept 24 6:00-9:30
Visions of Utopia movie night!

This entry is a public service announcement for an event sponsored by the Love & Politics organization on poly-friendly, queer-friendly, and activist-friendly intentional communities.

Sat., Sept 24 6:00-9:30  San Francisco, California

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11:53 am
hi my names dylan. my friend recently ran away without telling me, but she left me a long letter. shes only 15 and im really worried about her. shes in salt lake city right now (we live in california, by LA). does anyone have a place she can stay anywhere near utah or anything? it would really help. i think shes gonna call me sometime.
cross-posted in ... i dont know. a few communities.

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May 7th, 2005

04:29 pm - 1 bedroom cohousing unit for sale in California
1 bedroom / 1 bath unit for sale in cohousing community in the Bay Area.
Listed Price: $299,000.
Garage Option: $15,000.
upstairs condo.
HOA monthly dues: home = $166. garage = $7. total = $173.
Year built: 2001
675 square feet

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September 19th, 2004

11:27 am
Does anyone know of any communes in Connecticut?

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September 4th, 2004

03:13 pm
Does anyone know of any communes in New York?

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August 26th, 2004

05:48 pm - Rozbrat
This week the only squat in Poland celebrates its 10th anniversary.
You can read more here: http://www.rozbrat.org/english.htm if interested.

Feel free to ask me questions which are not answered out there.

Current Music: Chingon - Malaguena Salerosa

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July 5th, 2004

10:16 pm - housemates still needed, in Bolton MA
We're still looking for roommates at our fabulous place in Bolton, MA. Bolton is about an hour west of Boston, about 30 minutes northeast of Worcester, about 20 minutes south of Lowell, between Route 2 and the Mass Pike on I-495. We're about 5 minutes from either of 2 exits from 495, but you'd never guess from standing outside...

Homeport is a long-term group house, which has held as many as 7 adults and 2 kids; now 4 adults and 1 kid; soon to be 3 adults and 1 kid. We're open to families, couples, small groups, whatever.

We have 3.5 acres of land bordering on conservation land, a 4500 square foot house, 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and many common amenities -- huge "Great Room" with fireplace, Family Room with jumbotron (big screen TV), jacuzzi, multimedia collection and players to match, high-speed Internet with wired and wireless connections throughout, office with desks for each resident, 3.5 acres bordering conservation land, outdoor hot tub and deck, and very interesting housemates.

We've got two rooms available, and could free another, if the right folks came along.

Pets are negotiable. (We now have 3 indoor/outdoor cats, which will soon be 2 (or maybe 1), and can declare cat-free rooms, if needed.)

We do an all inclusive "rent" for boarders, covering food, utilities, room, internet, cable, phone, professional house-cleaning for common spaces, etc. Becoming a permanent member, and thus part owner, is also a possibility, if things work out.

We need to get about $1500/month/room. This equates to somewhere between $800 and $1000 for rent alone, given everything we wrap in.

If you know anyone who'd like to live in this cool place, and can afford anything near that (please remember and remind -- this is *not* just rent -- this covers most all the monthly bills), please let them (and us) know....

If we can't find anyone soon -- like within the next month, with move-in quickly after that -- we will need to sell and move, and that will suck in too many ways to count (I hate summer-time moving even more than winter-time moving, and I've moved in two blizzards...).

So -- please spread the word....

The house website -- http://www.homeport.org/ -- has lots of info.

978 SPY NATO (yes, that's a number) has a bunch, too -- ask for Ted or Cat or Dave.

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09:25 am - Intro from the exurbs of Atlanta
I joined this community quite a while back, but I don't think I've ever seen a post. I just got around to skimming the archives, and a set of questions that I decided to answer as an introduction.

1. What, in your opinion, is the most important topic(s) in Communal Living, Shared Living, and/or co-housing?
Practical stuff, like finding the right places to live, working out finances, finding health insurance, etc.

2. What questions do you have relating to these topics?
They come up over time, really. I'm not coming in with a lot of questions, though I do like to know how others have dealt with these issues and others.

3. In what stage of shared living are you? (curious, planning, seeking a community, accidental community dweller, intentional community dweller, etc.)
I'm living in a tiny intentional community. After more than a year of planning/exploration, my life partner (sambear and our sister-of-choice (curiousmay9) combined households in May. My 13-year-old daughter shadowkatt lives with us. We're luring wordcandlemage in, but he's unlikely to join us for at least another year. We're hoping that curiousmay9 will have a baby in the next year or so. We'd like to add more children to the family through birth or adoption.

4. Would you like occasional posts in which folks could place "ads" seeking new residents, or communities to join?
I don't have much of an opinion. This is such a low-traffic community that I suppose it wouldn't be a big deal.

5. What do you hope to gain from discussions with other people interested in Shared Living?
I'm curious as to how other people work this stuff out - decicion-making, finances, emotional boundaries, parenting, legalities, etc.

That said - I'm 37 and live in the exurbs of Atlanta (out past Six Flags). We moved in together in order to co-parent, support each other in concrete and emotional senses, etc.

The house is big (5 bedrooms, 2 baths) but we do plan an addition sometime in the next few years that will almost double its size. First we have to finish some repair projects (we discovered a major roof leak right after closing), then we're going to expand the kitchen.

I'm a college student, and increasingly disabled due to fibromyalgia and a constellation of related problems. I am the primary homemaker (house manager, organizer, keeper of the calendar, etc.) sambear is a writer and primary at-home caregiver for everyone, as well as the main "teacher" for shadowkatt (we homeschool). curiousmay9 has a very good job, although it requires a very long commute.

curiousmay9, ridinrabbit and I have a fledgling business called Jill of All Trades. At the moment, we do handywoman work. In the future, we'll be adding other services, like organizing (when I have more time). We're hoping to grow that business into a stable source of income. I do administrative stuff while they provide the actual labor.

I'm studying technical communications and seriously considering law school after I finish my bachelor's degree. curiousmay9 and I are very interested in creating an advocacy organization - plans are nebulous at the moment - but having a lawyer around would be a major asset.

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