About Rosewood Co-op

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Rosewood Co-op is an independent community housing cooperative in central east Austin founded in December of 2011 on the principles of sustainability, creativity, and affordability. We have come together to share skills, resources, and activities.

We uphold the Rochdale Principles of Cooperation:

  1. Voluntary and Open Membership
  2. Democratic member control
  3. Member economic participation
  4. Autonomy and independence
  5. Education, training, and information
  6. Cooperation among cooperatives
  7. Concern for community

“Sometimes the house of the future is better built, lighter and larger than all the houses of the past, so that the image of the dream house is opposed to that of the childhood home.” – Gaston Bachelard, “The Poetics of Space”