life at Ruth HAUS . fall 2012
so i’ve been a resident of ruth haus co-op for a little over a month and have settled into the routine quite nicely. yes i live with 14 roommates and yet sometimes i’ll come home between classes or after work and be the only one home. on other occasions, i’ll come home to a house full of homemade dinner and voices. here are some every day sort of pictures from Ruth.
i’ve had so many people ask me about our labor system. here it is in a nutshell. we have a labor czar who makes sure our house stays clean – our bellies full – and our co-op an over all enjoyable place to call home. each member of the house has 4-5-6 (?) hours of labor to complete a week. for example, my labor each week is to clean the first floor bathroom // cook dinner on tuesdays // wash dishes and clean the kitch on thursdays // as well as represent our house on the HAUS level board and be the house’s membership coordinator.
last night there was a performance art performance (is that how you describe it ?) and it seemed like our WHOLE house was there. not even kidding. actually … let me count it out in my head real fast … ok 11 out of the 15 were there. anyway i made makenzie take a picture to prove it. and actually, if you substitue evan in for margaret and david c in for moses and andrew in for that random photo bomber guy with the hat – and of course add another becca, shaun,scotty, and amanda. that’d be ALL of us.