Dragonfly Co-Householding Community, 4 rooms coming available in Aug & Sept
If you are interested in intentional community in Seattle near Northgate, the following is provided to share a little about who we are.
With 3 young adults heading off to college, in August and Sept, we will be ready to welcome 4 new housemates into our home! Given the transition we are in, there is lots of room to influence the next chapter of this community. Young adults, couples/partners/companions, single parents/small families are welcome to apply.
If you find this lifestyle choice inviting, fill-out our questionnaire to share a little about yourself with us.
Kristina (she/her): 52 y.o., consultant focused on leadership development for culture transformation advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. I run my own business and my work is an expression of my life purpose. I enjoy getting out into the backcountry, whether backpacking, canoeing, camping, or skate skiing. I love dancing and hand-crafting with all kinds of materials from clay, to glass, beads, paper and cloth. I have a fancy to learn the art of kintsugi, using gold to rejoin broken ceramic pieces. I travel to sit up with relatives of the Native American Church. I started and have maintained the Dragonfly Intentional Community in Seattle since 1998. Over those years, Dragonfly has been a part of many small and growing families. The children are all now young adults; the youngest of which is 19 and off to UW. I live in intentional community because it is the foundation and practice of collective wellbeing, which I have fostered and benefited from for many years.
Jean (she/her): 75 y.o., healthy, active and engaged in the larger community. For most of my career, I was an office manager and bookkeeper for various small businesses. Before COVID-19, I was working two part time jobs. I regularly volunteer to lead community hikes through Seattle Parks and Recreation. I love singing and have been a part of community choirs for over 20 years. I'm an avid reader and learner, engaged in social activism, including discussions and letter writing campaigns. I also enjoy creative writing, documentaries, art and cooking healthy foods. Since Trevon Martin and Micheal Brown's murders, I have been actively studying racial equity. I am an introvert who needs quiet time with myself and feel distressed in big groups of strangers. I'm not much of a talker unless it’s something important to me, but I am a very good listener and pay attention to details. What I like about living in intentional community is getting to know each other on a personal level, having fun together, eating healthy home-cooked meals, and sharing the work needed to enjoy a well-functioning household.
About the House
We live in a rented, 6+ bedroom, split-level house built in the mid 50’s with 3 bathrooms. Shared spaces are fully furnished and include a well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, living-room, dining room, guest room, and a large versatile brightly-lit sunroom used for gatherings or private events.
The home also includes a patio, back deck, gas grill, spacious fully fenced-in backyard with raised garden bed, raspberries, an extra refrigerator, chest freezer, washer/dryer, garage/storage room and free street parking.
We are located within walking distance of the Northgate Mall, Library/Community Center, grocery stores, pharmacies, many shops, banks, and restaurants. Bus service by #41 is 9 min. to the Northgate transit center and soon to be opened link rail station.
About Your Space
We have four bedrooms available in the daylight basement. Some rooms have unique features; i.e. private entrance through the backyard, another is a large, L-shaped space with a (non-working) fireplace, built-in desk and storage unit. Bathrooms are shared with two other people. We have some bedroom furniture or you can bring your own. The rooms and any furniture will be selected on a first come, first served basis.
COVID-19 Safety Considerations
Kristina and Jean are both vaccinated against COVID and would ask that any new housemate also be vaccinated to reduce our shared risk. Similarly, we ask that any housemate follow federal, state and local COVID guidelines.
About living in an intentional community with both private and shared living space ...
Our vision: we are a reflective/learning, relationship-based, self-governing community with shared responsibility in co-creating the conditions for our collective wellbeing.
To uphold this vision, being a part of this community includes active participation in monthly meetings to discuss:
- Community related topics raised by housemates
- Grocery/household supply needs
- Household chores and occasional/seasonal work parties
- Weekly dinner/cook plans
- Finance management: rent, utilities, shared food and household supplies
- Select new housemates as needed
- Available Aug 2021 (flexible start date)
- Rent depends on room size/amenities, range from $650-$750 for single occupancy, includes monthly professional cleaning of community space
- Utilities and Wifi $100/person
- Shared meals and shared household supplies $250/month/person
- 1st, last, deposit $250 (pet deposit $250, where applicable)