House Agreements

Open Communications

  • Aim for peace and compassion; consider the probability of positive intent.
  • When you have a complaint, talk to the ones involved, instead of talking about them to others. Get a support person to accompany if needed.
  • If others ask to talk to you, make time for it as soon as possible; get support if needed.
  • Be present at house circles, house meals, projects, and events.

Noise

  • Keep personal phone conversations private.
  • Keep music and entertainment volume respectful.
  • Use and respect “do not disturb” door signs.
  • Quiet hours are 10:30pm to 8:00am (whispers and stocking feet).

Cleaning and Maintenance

  • Perform your daily, weekly, and monthly duties without reminders.
  • Tidy up after yourself.

Laundry Room

  • Always remove your laundry within the same day.
  • Use the drying rack or clothes line if you can.

Civic Responsibility

  • Reduce, reuse, and recycle
  • Consent!

Community and Guests

  • Hosts to introduce guests to social agreements and rules.
  • Contribute back for all that is received by your guests ($).
  • No overnite guests until they have met all current residents.

Hot Tub

  • If you use it, be responsible for helping clean it.
  • Keep it a calm and private space, no glass, no sex, quiet voices.

Parking

  • Always park …
  • All guests park …

Heating and Cooling

  • Works most efficiently with windows and doors closed.
  • Always turn off portable heaters when you are not home.

Electric System Limitations

Only one electric device to be used at a time in kitchen.

Make a Positive Difference

It took more than a decade to get the community to this current state. Your energy, time, and efforts make a difference.

Moving on with Gratitude

  • Leave the place, your room, and the house as good or better than you found it!
  • Contribute. Pay for what you have received.
  • Find a replacement if you use it all, or if you break something.