Join Lotus Lodge - our unique shared-house, "un-intentional community" of 9 adult men and women (about half each), ages 20-60s, in a 2-story of farm house that was converted to a triplex (yes 3 separate kitchens, dining rooms & immediate shared space, and 4 bathrooms - all under one roof). Private rooms become vacant for short and long-term from time to time. Click on ad to the left and contact us if interested.
Residents generally are hight-functioning, progressive, creative and health-conscious - some meditate and/or do Qi Kong or Tai Chi regularly, some lean toward vegetarian while most do eat some meat. We tend to be more educated yet all are down-to-earth, friendly, supportive of each other's uniqueness and enjoy good conversation and laughter. Currently everyone here is age 40+.
***Link to a 3.5min video of Lotus Lodge "Golden Girls" that aired on CBS in 2011. http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/real-life-golden-girls-find-group-living-w...
Also see the story I wrote about our experience of that below. What fun!***
Rent for long-term (10 months or more) is $485/mo or $500/mo (depends upon room) plus a share of utilities which includes high-speed, wireless Internet access and full access to the rest of your apartment. The downstairs gathering room also is available to everyone and primarily used for movie nights, house concerts, potluck parties, etc. One of the rooms is available Friday, April 22.
All rooms are sunny (with 2-3 windows), are furnished (with bed, dresser and desk), though you are welcome to bring your favorite items. Bathrooms are shared, typically with just 1 other person. With our different schedules, it's usually quite easy. We live in a semi-rural area, enjoy the back patio or large front porch, and have organic gardens with rain barrels - yet are just 12-15 minutes from the heart of downtown Asheville - in Candler.
Why "un-intentional community?" While we collaborate on many things, such as gardening and intermittent meals together, we rarely do meetings and instead enjoy a good measure of ease and autonomy. Everyone has their own cupboard and refrigerator space, and determines when they'd like to connect with others. Anyone can initiate a group gathering at any time, and on average there may be 5-6/month with most everyone attending. Spontaneous meal times and/or conversations frequently happen among 2-3 people. It's really the best of both worlds. We enjoy privacy and autonomy plus easy socializing and sense of community.
This is a special place - founded in 2004 with the specific intention to create a unique collaborative space where people can explore who they are and what they choose to express. Residents co-create a shared living environment they call home, and often stay for years. If you are a flexible, confident, intelligent, good-natured person who likes to be around some great folks and also have plenty of privacy, this might be for you. Also, we are creating plans for those who want to stay and "age in community" here.
NOTE: If interested, please EMAIL a REQUEST for our short questionnaire. Once you return it filled out, we'll call you within a day or so. No pets or smokers please, though possible exceptions.
If you don't get a response to the request within a day, please email again, as sometimes they get lost! Thank you and namaste! Gaya