“Eating Together, Playing Together, Cooperating Together”
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
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 Caps for Ostara Cooperative: 10 households at $40,950, 10 households at $32,760
Please note that, contrary to the limits listed above, we are currently able to qualify additional residents at Ostara making up to $49,140 (60% AMI).
Community and Governance
House meetings: Once weekly alternating between business and community building meetings
Decision-making procedures: Consensus
House Dinners: Sunday – Thursday
House Dinner Dietary Options: Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, food allergies, occasional meat options.
Memberships: eGo Carshare
Passes: RTD ECOpass
Laundry: 2 washer’s 2 dryers in the house
- 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.
- Enormous Kitchen stocked with organic, food
- Veggies from CSA in the spring and summer!
Trainings and Experience
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.