Vision and Policies

Posted on: April 20th, 2016 by

 Kingfisher Cohousing Mission and Aims

aka Vision and Values

Mission

Our mission is to create Cohousing in our Brookdale Ave property, as described in and defined by the book Cohousing by McCamant and Durrett.

Features of Cohousing that are already part of the physical design of this property are:

  • Architectural design that facilitates interaction, with a central courtyard

  • Parking separate from homes

  • A common house with shared facilities

Aims

Eat Together

Each adult will provide one common meal per month.

Meet Together

This is a member managed community. We use consensus-oriented decision-making, and are committed to doing the ongoing work to become skillful at listening respectfully, encouraging people to speak their thoughts, and looking for creative solutions to problems.

Share the Load

The work of creating and sustaining the cohousing we want is a collective project, and the sustenance and preservation of our cohousing community depends on all of us. Each of us holds the responsibility for the work, thinking and personal conduct needed to make this community thrive. We have joined this community at a juncture in our lives when we have time and energy to contribute, and expect that will continue to be the case.

Practice Compassion, Communication and Conflict Resolution

We are committed to working together on these things.

No Other Ideology

Our only community philosophy is community, meals, relationships. We are not based around any other ideology – political, religious or otherwise.

Links to community policies – these are the default policies that we will start with, so there is not a vacuum

Policies Overview https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1j_CweW_7pEZGNxZ05iazJqOG8

Participation https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1j_CweW_7pEWFRsM2had3U2aVE

Pet Policy https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1j_CweW_7pEWXJ5SElPY0FTRUk

Meetings & Decisions https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1j_CweW_7pESGkwV2pIMUFRUDg

Membership Policy https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1j_CweW_7pEVmp1SHFTcTlvSnc

Voting Backup https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1j_CweW_7pENWtOaEhfRnkwMHM