Our Community Values Statement
The values that we are committed to upholding span six
We value a balance between personal privacy and participation
in our larger community. We strive to be an affordable intentional community
based on equality and inclusivity that is diverse in:
We endeavor to create a community with multiple opportunities to build
rich varieties of friendship among people of all ages.
We value all community members and strive to treat each
other with respect and consideration. We enjoy sharing our strengths,
knowledge, and experiences so that together we can learn and grow. We
seek the equitable sharing of work and costs—in particular, the
sharing of good food, cooked by and for each other.
We endorse the cohousing values of living lightly on the
earth and reducing the material excesses of our culture. It is our intention
to own less and to share more.
We are environmentally proactive and strive
to use resources efficiently and effectively.
Respect and Tolerance in Group Process
We employ a consensus model
of decision-making, and we seek to create and use effective and supportive
processes, including a process of conflict resolution. We encourage respect
and tolerance for each individual’s views. We support our group
process with clear written agreements.
We welcome opportunities to improve ourselves, our community,
and our world with creative thinking, wider community involvement, and
a sense of humor.