Vision & Values

Vision & Values

Vision

Nutshell version:

We are a circle of individuals, partners, and families who want to make and maintain interpersonal connections in a supportive setting, live and work in an ownership-based community, and apportion living and working spaces in other-than-conventional forms, on an affordable, multifamily property in the Austin area, where the design is based on ecological footprint principles and where the built form is a physical reflection of the Capital City’s best characteristics: self-expression, artistic creativity, welcoming hospitality, aesthetic beauty, clever utility, environmental ethos, collaborative cooperation, and exuberant celebration.

Original version:

We are a circle of individuals and families of any age, genetics, national origin, religion, gender identity, dietary preference, political leaning, or physical/mental ability who want to live or work as an ownership-based collective.

We are about maintaining interpersonal connections to apportion living and working spaces beyond traditional single-family homes, condominiums, or apartments, including (but not limited to) in-common and private areas for gardens, socializing, craft-making, dining, and storage.

We hope to develop or re-purpose an affordable, mixed-use, multifamily property in the Austin area based on Permaculture and ecological design principles in a mutually supportive climate.

Armadillo Cohousing strives to be a physical reflection of the Capital City’s best characteristics: self-expression, art/music/creativity, collaborative cooperation, exuberant celebration, welcoming hospitality, aesthetic beauty, clever utility, and environmental ethos.

Values

In May of 2016, twelve of us participated in a survey about what we had to have in a community, and what we would would like.

It’s a first dive. There will be others…

Survey results: Survey Results V2

The worst possible thing is the

right answer to the wrong problem.

~ Alejandro Aravena