Living @ LFC
Hey there, friend! Thanks for your interest in joining the LFC!
In the interest of diversity, we offer two different types of housing:
Friend of the Flower – This option is for those who are interested in community living, but don’t have time for or want the commitment of making a regular contribution. It’s also for those who are awaiting an opening in one of our member houses. There is a strong preference for those who are community-oriented.
General Membership (application below) –
At the LFC, we seek members with an interest in social justice, sustainability, and maker culture (though not necessarily all three), and, above all, a desire to live in community.
While there are no specific “requirements” per se, we’re looking for folks with a genuine interest in community building. If you’re into things like making hummus, organizing trash walks, tending to our Little Free Library, gardening, cooking community meals, getting involved in your neighborhood association, helping out with various projects, going to rallies/protests, organizing and attending community events, contributing to the upkeep of your livingspace, activism, teaching, fostering a family-friendly environment, coming to community meals, game nights, and other gatherings, bikes(!), making art, getting to know your neighbors, food preservation, building things, equal rights and equity for all, permaculture, working less and living more, historic preservation, making music, potlucks(!), etc., etc., you’re gonna fit right in here! If you’re not into those things but, for some crazy reason, end up moving in here anyway, you’ll probably be asked to move-out eventually (perhaps to FoF house if there’s an opening) to make space for someone who is. No hard feelings! =)
The “gold star” for prospective members is to come by on 3 or more occasions (e.g. for a potluck; a dinner; a tour; an outing; etc.) in addition to filling out the application. That way you can get to know us and we can get to know you! Once you’re in, there’s a 3-month trial period which includes an orientation and regular check-ins with one of the core community members.
Still think you can flower, eh? Well, you’ve already been to our website and probably memorized all the Qs and As on our FAQ page (great job!). Next you’ll want to try something crazy like coming to our potluck, sending us an e-mail, and/or filling out our application!
We’re getting ready to reboot our garden house (now accepting member applications)! Great spot for all you artsy folk, gardeners, who are into maker culture (big permaculture garden, murals on the walls, and workshop out back). $300/month +utilities (rent includes water, internet, and foodshare which covers basic staples). Send us a message for more info. =)
We’ll also have a 2-bedroom apartment available in one of our “Friend of the Flower” houses as of Septemer ’16!