Park Hall Community
A COHOUSING COMMUNITY SHARING LIFE TOGETHER IN THE BIG YELLOW HOUSE
Artist attribution: Strauss, Joel. "Park Hall." 2023, St. Stephen, NB: joelstrauss.com/paintings
DISCOVER / PARK HALL COMMUNITY
A cohousing community in rural New Brunswick, sharing life together in the creative tension between art and spirituality.
St. Stephen's University is in the process of forming a new co-housing community of mature and independent adults who value learning and personal growth. As a small, tight-knit University since our inception and throughout our history, a learning community has always been at the heart of who we are and what we do.
SSU is therefore gauging interest from anyone who might have a desire for sharing life together in Park Hall and participating in the establishment of a new cohousing community in small-town rural New Brunswick.
To register your interest or to request more information, please use the form below. We hope to hear from you soon!
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES & PUBLIC LECTURES
Participating in learning sessions and attending public lectures that are held at Park Hall can be a great way to expand your knowledge, gain new perspectives, and connect with like-minded individuals at various waypoints on our intersecting pilgrimages. It is also an opportunity to engage with academia and have deeper discussions on subjects and themes that interest you and others in the community.
SPIRITUAL & CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT
Living in a cohousing community can be an immersive experience for a creative writing, artistic, or spiritual retreat. It can provide people with an opportunity to focus on their creative pursuits in a supportive and inspiring environment. A retreat at Park Hall might involve a short- or longer-term period, away from the typical distractions of everyday life.
COMMUNITY MEALS & EVENTS
Community events and meals in a cohousing community are a way for residents to come together, socialize, and build a sense of community. Cohousing encourages belonging and connectedness.
MONTHLY COHOUSING FEES
$675 / month (12 months a year) includes the following:
Private room to yourself
Meals (lunch / supper)
Utilities and internet
Full access to community and learning events
* subject to possible revision, as cost for meals will be dependent on community decision-making.
Living in a cohousing community means more than renting — it is about sharing your life with others. It includes sharing responsibilities as a team, such as meal preparation and cleaning common spaces. Cohousing residents also take part in decision-making for the community.
Q&A INFO SESSION
JUNE 8, 2023
On Thursday June 8th, 2023, at 8:30 PM (Atlantic), St. Stephen's University will be hosting a live discussion and Q&A on Zoom for anyone who is interested in living at Park Hall or would like to participate in some way. It is not required to have already registered your interest or filled-out the online survey. We'll cover some of the themes that emerged out of the survey responses as well as have an open dialogue about what comes next. Please mark your calendars and join us for the discussion!
DETAILS AT A GLANCE
TOPIC — COMMUNITY LIVING @ PARK HALL: Q&A INFO SESSION
TIME — JUNE 8, 2023 @ 8:30pm Atlantic Time (7:30pm Eastern/4:30pm Pacific)
ZOOM LINK — https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81020228498
MEETING ID — 810 2022 8498
St. Stephen’s University and the Park Hall Community are located on the homeland of the Peskotomuhkati (Passamaquoddy) people. We are grateful for their welcome and friendship, and we are always seeking ways in which we can develop our relationship in mutually respectful ways, including our conversations with Chief Hugh Akagi and others about our Reconciliation Studies program. It is a privilege that we are able to locate some of our program on the Peskotomuhkati Nation’s Camp Chiputneticook (15 minutes north of St. Stephen’s University).
We respect the intentions of the Treaties of Peace and Friendship, while acknowledging the many ways in which governments and others have failed to honour their part of those agreements. It is our desire to live up to the responsibility of being “treaty relatives.”