Ostara Cooperative

“Eating Together, Playing Together, Cooperating Together”

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About

We are a 22-26-person, all-ages, co-op dedicated to social justice and environmental sustainability.  We share meals, buy organic vegetarian food in bulk, and meet weekly to practice consensus-based decision making and restorative conversations.

Rent and Food Fees

Room Rent Range: $667-$975 for a room. $1255/month for a two bedroom apartment.

Food Fee: $155/month

Utilities Included In Rent

Income Cap

The Boulder Housing Coalition (BHC) cooperatives have been developed with grant assistance from the City of Boulder’s affordable housing program. In exchange for this financial support the BHC has signed legal covenants requiring nearly all of the residents of our co-ops to income and asset qualify.

Income Cap for Ostara Cooperative: 10 households at $40,300, 10 households at $32,240

Community and Governance

House meetings: Once weekly alternating between business and community building meetings

Decision-making procedures: Consensus

Food Specifics

House Dinners: Sunday – Thursday

House Dinner Dietary Options: Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, food allergies, occasional meat options.

Perks

Memberships: eGo Carshare 

Passes: RTD ECOpass

Laundry: 2 washer’s 2 dryers in the house

Location

  • 10-minute walk from Mount Sanitas
  • 10 minute drive to Chautauqua park. 
  • 15 minute walk from Pearl Street Mall
  • 1 hour from Denver
  • 1 hour from Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Access to major bus routes: SKIP, 208, 205. 
  • 15-minute walk to the downtown Boulder station.

 

Food

  • Enormous Kitchen stocked with organic, food
  • Veggies from CSA in the spring and summer!

 

Trainings and Experience

  • Consensus decision-making
  • Stewardship Opportunities
  • Cooperative Trainings
  • Social Justice and Mental Health Trainings

Other Details

Pets: Allowed with discussion and permission from the house

Tobacco: Not inside, but outside on the property is welcomed.

Inclusivity: The Ostara community remains committed to creating a safe environment for all residents and guests by nurturing a culture of inclusivity. 

We practice consent culture

Health and Safety: We do have COVID-19 protocols in place to protect all residents and guests who visit the Ostara community incorporated into our lease document.

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    Our Mission

    The BHC is dedicated to creating permanently affordable, community enhancing, cooperative housing for the people of Boulder County

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