Musical Rooms and a Suite Vacancy

uRth HAUS has just celebrated its first full year of official existence. The original residents signed and submitted their leases on 20 October 2012, with rent payments beginning 1 November 2012. Of the original fifteen, three members have already moved out before their first year was up, and two more are departing now. We are…

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Associate Memberships and Community Partnerships

As of its most recent meeting, the HAUS Project board has drafted, edited, and voted into effect a new standard policy for establishing associate membership and community partnership criteria and privileges. Anyone in the broader community who wishes to support and be part of HAUS without actually living at one of the co-op residences may…

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HAUS Goes Solar!

Just wanted to announce that both Rosalie HAUS and uRth HAUS now feature solar panels for heating water, as mentioned in this post last month. Thanks to Paul Schechter and the crew he assembled, uRth also got some long-needed work done on its exterior, fixing ancient bits of the facade that were falling apart, and…

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New Members, Scary News, Solar Panels

uRth HAUS abides. The turnover from July to August has brought some turnover in membership: two departing, two replacing them. Two of our current members have moved into the rooms that those departing vacated, and the two new members have moved into their old rooms. Got it? Good. One of our departing members is moving…

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uRth Labor Holiday 27 July

Workers of uRth, unite! The members of uRth HAUS recently voted on the date of the next labor holiday: Saturday 27 July. Labor holidays are mandatory, day-long opportunities to contribute to the beautification of the house. In this case, the focus will be on painting the interior common areas, although laborers may opt for other…

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uRth HAUS Joins Museum Park Neighborhood Association

uRth HAUS (1917 Ruth) has opted to take advantage of the benefits of membership in the Museum Park Neighborhood Association (MPNA). The HAUS has purchased a family membership, which entitles it to two voting members at monthly meetings, the same as any other family. HAUS members Jaime Lawson and David Collins have had some opportunities…

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Some Rhodes’ People came to visit!

Rhodes’ is a little co-op in Memphis that visited us and then wrote a blog about it! Check ’em out! http://rhodesintentionalcommunity.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/rosalie-haus-houston-texas/  

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Video: The HAUS Project featured on Permacyclists

The Permacyclists are a couple traveling around the world via bike to have an adventure, raise awareness about environmental issues, and document grass roots environmental projects around the world. They visited the Rosalie Haus on their way south to Mexico and eventually to South America. Green Living in Oil Country – Permacyclists #2 from Permacyclists…

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Press coverage: “Green Living in Oil Country” in The Atlantic

Located on Rosalie Street in downtown Houston, the HAUS co-op is a stunning example of eco-conscious living in action. For the eleven passionate people who live there, it’s more than a home–it’s a way to make a difference. It all began in January 2011, when Paul Schechter purchased a condemned building that had fallen victim…

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