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Moving to LFC

At its most basic, we hope to find members who will be active and engaged participants in the community (why else choose to live here?).  If you’re not into things like sharing meals together 2 or 3 times a week, helping each other out, hosting travelers and making new friends, cleaning up messes as they’re made, and being generally community-oriented, or if you just don’t have time for those things, this membership probably isn’t for you (though you might be interested in one of our Friend of The Flower accommodations).  If you ARE into those things, please read on! =)

In addition to the usual house chore or two that would be expected in any living situation (your share of sweeping, vacuuming, dishes, and so on), monthly meeting (currently the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7pm), and monthly “work party” where we all get together to work on a project of our choosing (currently 3rd Saturday of the month from 11am-3pm), members are expected to make some sort of ongoing “collective contribution”.  Your contribution(s) could range from making hummus or granola to stewarding the Little Free Library or picking up trash around the neighborhood.  Other options include joining the Cook Team, the Garden Guild, or the Construction Crew.  Or it might entail representing the LFC at neighborhood meetings, at rallies, serving on steering committees, etc.
For more info, just ask!

In short, minimum expectations for members are:

  • Sign on to our mission and values
  • Participate in an average of community 2 meals per week (hard to build community with people who are never around)
  • Participate in at least 8 Work Parties per year
  • Participate in at least 8 LFC general meetings per year
  • Make a weekly Collective Contribution and find someone to cover for you when necessary
  • Do your house chore(s) on a weekly basis (a.k.a. be able to clean up after yourself) and find someone to cover for you when necessary
  • Be a generally likable, community-oriented person =)
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First off, read this FAQ.  Then fill out our membership application!  Ideally, we prefer to meet potential members at least three times: once for a potluck or other event; once for a tour; and once for a dinner.   After all, you’re moving into an intentional community, not just renting a room, and we want to make sure it’s a good fit on both ends. =)  Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, FB, Instagram, Tiinder, etc and all around town wherever we go (okay, maybe not that last part).

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For long-term residents (read: six months+), rent ranges from $325 – $375 (depending on size of room). That includes  internet, water, garbage/recycling, and food! Utilities are split evenly among the members (roughly $15-25/month on average). For two people who are sharing a room, the cost is $400 – $450.  Discounted rates are also available to parents who would like an additional room for their child(ren).

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You sure will!

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Sure thing. The cost of a shared room is an additional $75.

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Yes, you can take the #2 to downtown in 10 minutes (it’ll drop you off right in front of the Eastman School of Music if you like). You can even take it all the way to the airport. And it only costs a dollar!

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That is not a question, but it is a great thing to have all the same! Have you tried riding it?

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No, it’s not a cult (or is it???).  With that said, if you want to donate all your worldly possessions to us, who are we to say no?

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