Why Live Cooperatively?

Economic Benefits

Our primary purpose is to provide affordable housing to college students. We achieve this by living cooperatively: buying our food in bulk and cooking our own meals, as well as doing most of the maintenance and all of the general cleaning. By sharing living expenses with other members, cost of living is generally less than living on your own.

Social Benefits

The co-op is an ideal place to meet new people and be a part of a strong community. Members often find that a family type of support group forms within the houses.

Environmental Benefits

Cooperative living benefits the earth through the common ownership of possessions and sharing of resources. For example, to prepare our dinners, we make three trips to the grocery store per week and use three ovens - something that would take 70 trips to the store and 70 ovens if we each lived alone.