Monday, July 25, 2011

Community House

Vision: To provide a space to develop and facilitate an internationally focused community built of individuals that have a genuine interest in addressing social inequalities and environmental degradation both domestic and abroad. Primary values include patience, respect, openness and curiosity for cultural diversity.

Where: I recently purchased a property in Northeast Portland to facilitate the community vision. The house (45 NE Holland) is directly north of downtown about 20 minutes on a bike. It is on a large lot with ample room to develop garden space and various other projects (anything from raising chickens and goats to hosting community gatherings that facilitate discussion on globally related topics). The house is 2 bed/2 bath with a basement and garage that I plan to improve for additional living space. Also, I am building a small cabin on the property.

Me: I am in my late 20’s and am interested in being positive contribution to the world. The goal with this house project is to work together with a multi-cultural community to learn tangible ways to adapt lifestyles to be more socially responsible on an international scale and to have a place to grow as conscious and aware individuals.

Who: Looking for individuals interested in living together and contributing to the development of this vision. The ideal roommates would be interested in addressing some sort of local/global inequalities, someone who stands behind international communities struggling for justice. Potential housemates should also be relational, communicative, and interested in a clean, communal living environment.

This is not yet an established community; it is an opportunity to build something together from the start. It's important to know that this is the very beginning of something that has been building in my life for a while. There will be things to work out and develop collaboratively.

If you are interested in living at this home, or are intrigued enough to want to contribute in any way, we’d be very happy to hear from you. A detailed description of who you are and your thoughts on contributing to the world, would be very much appreciated. We will respond within a day to answer any questions about price, roommates, and other details.

Brent Bellamy