Rent is due on the first (this allows time to deposit checks and write a big check to the landlord).
The kitchen is always clean between meals.
Try to leave all common things cleaner than you found them every day.
A lot of house communication is through e-mail. Please read your e-mail generally every day.
Quiet from 10pm to 6am every day. Semi quiet 9pm to 10pm. Exceptions with the consent of everybody in the house.
Chores: everybody chips in and does their fair share. Level of cleanliness is "always picked up; deep cleaning every two weeks."
No pets. No smoking on the property. No illegal drugs on the property.
House meeting is the second Thursday of each month at 7pm. Hopefully, there will be nothing to resolve and we'll just play some cards or something.
To get mail here, you will need to make sure that your last name appears on the inside flap of the mailbox.
sounds good to me: __________________ _____________________ __________________
sign print date
1. People who settle in the eco-village will buy shares in the village. The price per share will be rather substantial (at least $1000 each) to prevent people that are not serious about living in an eco-village from wasting anybody’s time.
As far as,
$1000 may seem like a bit of money to come up with for you and me and many other people interested in this type of living, it may be a hindrance for those most likely to stay around and a speed bump for those just wanting to "experiment".
While I do realize we live in an economy based on the dollar and the need for money to get an IC/ecovillage going is necessary in most cases, there may be a rather committed individual with a large amount of capital, the land owner?, who would be willing to have folks work for a probationary period of time, I think a year sounds good, for their room and board, and upon completion receive their share in the community.
I believe for an intentional community to form starting with rules is the cart before the horse. It is a contract, you do with this and the community provides you with this, that sort of thing. It is a fine for a landlord and tenant arrangement and that is an intentional community but maybe not the sort that is meant by this forum.
For my money, values are the first conversation, the entry point of dialogue, does a group of people share a common set of values and are they willing, committed to living out those values and hold each other accountable.