- Fellowship for Intentional Community
Mission: Living well, resilience, ecosystem, mutual support, sustainability, appropriate technology
The duplex at 429 and 431 N. Hamilton Avenue, 46201 is for sale. It is the next building to the north. Here is a link to details: https://www.realestate.com/429-n-hamilton-ave-indianapolis-in-46201--1088844 . Also, there is a newly refurbished house a short walk away on the 400 block of Jefferson Avenue. Here's a link for a three bedroom rental/rent to own: https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/reo/d/rent-rent-to-own-3-bedrooms-2/6695822333.html .
A not for profit is in the process of acquiring abandoned housing in our neighborhood to restore and sell to home owners. Several of us are assembling a group to integrate appropriate technologies into these sites. Examples are photovoltaic, passive geothermal and greenhouses. We have yet to make definite designs.
Available are bedrooms with shared common spaces ($320 - 450 monthly). The landlord is in touch with nearby landlords who might have vacancies in entire apartments and houses that are for rent and or for sale.
By the way, nearby Phoenix Urban Farm is making tremendous strides with its gardening, hoop house and Fifth Friday Art Shows https://www.facebook.com/events/1602650446529737/ .
early planning to fix up and occupy nearby abandoned duplexes,
building repair and maintenance (especially gutter work and minor roofing),
food forest development,
getting rental bedrooms and housing occupied,
mutual support (e.g., facilitating one each others goals, barter, finding nearby housing for quality neighbors).
starting a local internet service,
finding buyers for nearby housing,
bringing in and starting businesses.
Permaculturalists, edible landscapers and foraging experts are very welcome. Also, fundraising activity is invited to enhance the economic, agricultural and ecological activity. I would delight in having green and community minded people live in the nearby rentals and housing that is for sale. Bedrooms with shared common spaces are for rent in the duplex. WWOOFers (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) are encouraged to consider collaborating here; shelter and food can be worked out.
Greg is willing to help place quality people in bedrooms, apartment and houses. Development of the community's direction is ongoing.
Of ongoing concern to Greg is how to make the neighborhood better without the negatives that can come with neighborhood improvement. We need to raise up everyone. Any social workers or social work minded people interested? Ecological matters, including education and advocacy, are vital concerns.
The physical boundaries of the community are intended to be broader than building's site. Nearby is the Green Shepherd project, Fruit Loop Acres farm and Basic Roots Community Foods distribution, and a community garden.
At minimum we would be a group focused on the well being of our members.
Greg's foci are to be landlord, farmer, facilitator of community and advocate for ecological matters. Members, and supporters, are invited to collaborate with him. Some complimentary services that he suggests are:
a bike shop,
online sale of bike parts,
grant researcher and writer,
an arts center,
permaculture courses and consultation, an agricultural apprenticeship program, and a nature conservation and restoration corps.
Minimum requirements for residential membership:
1. Concern for the impact of our ecological footprint.
2. Willingness to engage in enhancing our quality of life.
3. Payment of monthly bills for housing, utilities, and enhancements. Typical price is $300 - $450 monthly per bedroom. Barter can be included.
The four bedroom apartment rents for around $700 per month; utilities are not included.
- Physical Address
- 423 N. Hamilton Avenue
- Indianapolis, Indiana 46201
- United States
- Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
- Cohousing (individual homes within group property)
- Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling)
- Student Housing or Student Co-Op
- Transition Town or Eco-Neighborhood (focused on energy/resource resiliency)
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