Hi co-opers & potential co-opers!
We are looking for interviewees to fill a July-August 2013 vacancy in a collective house that acts as the primary location for Food
Not Bombs Boston (http://fnbboston.org/).
We will be losing the first floor come September, so this is really just a
short summer sublet.
The house: The Food Trade Center (http://foodtradecenter.wordpress.com/)
- Location: in Allston near (2 minute walk) the B
line stops at Harvard/Comm. Ave and Griggs St./Long Ave, and from the 66 bus.
- 2 kitchens, 2 common rooms, and 4 bathrooms
- We are a mix of students (undergrad and graduate)
- Most of us are (along with school and/or work)
involved in Boston area activism both on and off the campus.
- The house makes decisions on consensus process (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consensus_decision-making)
and functions as a collective.
- Housemates are expected to do a weekly chore.
- House meetings are important so it is important
that this is something you can work with us to make time available.
- An interest in taking part in Food Not Bombs is a
plus, as is experience in collective living.
- All summer long we have access to free, organic
heirloom produce as part of hosting the FNB kitchen
-We have a (tiny) 2nd season permaculture garden
project growing our own food at the house
Striving to function as a "safer space" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safe-space),
we do our best to act within ourselves and our communities to reduce and end
oppressive behavior and language. We are LGBQ and transgender friendly,
all diets friendly, and generally friendly.
- 3rd largest room on first floor,
roughly 13’x13’, has two windows and two closets. Currently a double, so you
will have a roommate, but he lives out of town, and only visits on some
weekends. For the most part, you will have a single.
- Current rent: $400 However, we are committed to
using co-op living as a way to make housing more affordable. We are
willing to accommodate as much as we can on the basis of individual financial
situation (rent = room desirability * ability to pay). Some housemates
who can afford to intentionally pay a little more do so to allow low-income
housemates to pay a little less.
If you're looking for housing, and are interested
in social justice as well as enjoy eating free (primarily vegan) food, send an
email and tell us about yourself!
The Food Trade Center