"Each individual member of a co-operative society works with that interest which is inseparable from the new position he enjoys. Each has an interest in the other."

Landon Stanford

Bloomington Cooperative Living assumes three houses in Bloomington and is comprised of students and non-students. It is a 501-c3 nonprofit run by its members and is a provider of low-income housing.


We are ~45 people living in three houses, working together to share expenses, responsibilities, and build community. Think of the time you spend cooking, cleaning and shopping just for yourself. When there is a community of us working to do those things for each other - everyone saves time, energy, and money. A co-op makes those things possible. If you like these benefits of a community, then maybe you should live with us.


Between $440-650 (depending on the room/house) a month to cover everything. Everything includes: rent, meals, utilities, internet & other expenses that make sense to share (e.g. laundry detergent, dish soap). About 5 hours of chores a week to maintain a clean and comfortable household (e.g. cook, shop, sweep). Attend house meetings to discuss household operation and make decisions.


More delicious, local, and organic food than you or a smaller household could afford for the same amount of money. 5 hours of chores done by fellow co-opers to make the household clean and cozy. A diverse community in which to live and work.


While you benefit from others doing their chores, you are also required as a member and tenant at BCL to contribute one cooking shift a week, a certain chore or job. All jobs will be decided within the house.