After Two Decades, It's Time to Move On

Back in 1997 a bunch of Lutheran Volunteer Corps alumni gathered to organize an intentional community on Ashland Avenue near Lexington Parkway in Saint Paul's Summit University Neighborhood. Nobody that the time imagined it would last as long as it has. In 2001 we moved to a new location, a large red house on Dayton Avenue just a few blocks away.  Two of us purchased the house instead of trying to relocate to a new rental that could accommodate our needs.

As the sole remaining founder of the community, I look back fondly over the thirty-six people with whom I've shared a home over the past 21 years. We plan to place the home on the market in April or May.

I'll certainly be continuing to support intentional community through technical support and social interaction with intentional communities in the Twin Cities Area and beyond, but the time has come to end this chapter in my life. 

Founding Members:

  • Beth F (1997-2006)*
  • Allison S (1997-1999)*
  • Kelly D(1997-1998)*
  • Sarah P/M (1997-1998)*
  • Carrie W/N (Fall 1997)*

Honorary Founder

  • Wendy H (2004-Present) (When Beth moved out in 2006, Wendy purchased her half of the house and is the second-longest member of the community, so Wendy is an honorary founder). 

Subsequent Housemates Most Recent to Earliest

  • Emily F/S (2016-present)
  • Jenny L (2016-present)
  • Adam S (2017-present)
  • Catie Boardman (2010-2016) (4th-longest member, and longest non-owner member)
  • Phillip S (2013-2016)
  • Elizabeth I (2013-2016)
  • Suresh M (2011-2013)
  • Bryan P (2012-2013)
  • Paul M (2011-2012)
  • Susanna H (2010-2011)
  • Margaret L (2010-2011)
  • Lonnie E (2007-2010)
  • Lucy F (2009-2010)
  • Kara S (2008-2010)
  • Heidi R (Summer 2009)
  • Susanne W (2007-2009)
  • Megan M (Summer 2008)
  • Lisa D (Summer 2007)
  • Michael M (2006-2007)
  • Brenda A (2004-2007)
  • Anna B (2002-04)
  • Jake R (2003-2004)
  • Kristjan S (2000-2001, 2002-2003) (The only double-dipper)
  • Liz R/B (2002)
  • Tait D (1999-2002)
  • Anne K (2000-2001)
  • Katie T (Summer 2001)
  • Anne M (1998-2000)
  • Kristin B (Fall 1999)
  • Anne L (1998-1999)
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