Lothlorien

House Details

Number of Rooms: 

31

Number of residents: 

35

Adults: 

31

Children: 

4

Low Rent: 

$405.00/mo

High Rent: 

$545.00/mo

In Our Words: 

We are a community of approximately 35 people (both students, workers & others), along with one cat and two dogs (neither students nor workers), who share a large yellow castle on the shore of Lake Mendota. Founded in 1973, Lothlorien Co-op strives to provide a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for people of all ages, sexes, races and sexual orientations. Many of our members are politically active in queer rights, labor rights, environmental and feminist movements. In the spirit of our egalitarian ideals, house decisions are made through Formal Consensus at weekly Elven Council meetings.

Meals

Are all house meals vegetarian?: 

All meals are vegetarian

Vegetarian option at all meals?: 

Vegetarian option at all meals.

Vegan option at all meals?: 

Vegan option at all meals.

What other food options are available at some meals?: 

We try to accommodate people with dietary restrictions.

Is meat allowed in the house?: 

Meat is allowed

Are there any restrictions on meat in the house?: 

House does not buy meat.

Meals Cost: 

$100.00/month

Meal Cost Notes: 

Children under 7 are not charged, when they turn 8 they are charged half price. Children 12 and above are charged full price for food.

Food Member Allowed: 

Yes

Meal Plan Participation: 

Required. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis.
Pets

Pets Allowed: 

Pets Allowed

Current Pet Situation: 

one cat, three dogs, a giant lizard, two birds, and a bunch of fish in a tank

Pet Policy: 

Up to five cats allowed without needing a meeting. There may not be more than one cat per room. Additional cats require approval (a membership meeting for the cat in question). Dogs require approval (a membership meeting for the dog in question). Pets which are smaller than five pounds (not cats or dogs) and stay in your room do not require a membership meeting.

Are there currently pets: 

Yes
Location/Contact Info

Neighborhood: 

University-Downtown

Parking available?: 

Parking is available.

What kind of parking is available?: 

Driveway with six spaces for $75 per month.

Address: 

244 West Lakelawn Place

ZIP: 

53703

phone: 

608-256-6080

email: 

lothlorienmembership@madisoncommunity.coop
Membership

Membership Process: 

Come to three dinners and have an interview after your second. We will make our decision at the Elven Council meeting following your third dinner. Email elvenforest@gmail.com to schedule membership dinners. Wait list available.

Rooms Available

House Room Number Price Date Available Main Area Notes
Lothlorien #210 $425/mo 01/22/2013

Medium
120 ft2
2 closets
1 window
see our flickr page for a floor plan

Lothlorien #305 $405/mo 01/22/2013

Small
76 ft2
2 windows
1 closet
see our flickr page for a floor plan