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.