What sort of expectations are there for members?

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, and monthly “work party” where we all get together to work on a project of our choosing, 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!

Keep in mind that members are eligible for worktrade and that work parties, monthly meetings, and “collective contributions” count toward rent. =)

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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