Vision and Policies

Posted on: January 20th, 2018 by

Note: this is an aspirational vision. It’s possible that this will be a more  low-key community than the plans below describe. Whether or not there is an extensive common house depends on how involved the future residents are.

Please check out the recent blog posts; there’s another angle on a vision statement in the one called “What kind of community will this be?”.

Kingfisher Cohousing Mission and Aims

aka Vision and Values


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


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


Pet Policy

Meetings & Decisions

Membership Policy

Voting Backup