House Details

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In Our Words: 

Phoenix Cooperative usually houses on average 25 members -- both students and professionals with a range of different ages -- bringing a diverse and family-like environment to our co-op. Parents should not be scared to visit, as we welcome children; we have at least one member with a child. Living in Phoenix is a mixture of frugal living and luxury; we have a 110-inch projector screen and stereo sound system for movie nights in our large common room that features a functional fireplace, our game room boasts a large collection of VHS cassettes, board games, and a video game console with a variety of entertaining games, and we have a kitchen stocked with enough supplies to make almost any cuisine. We firmly believe in taking care of our house, so cleaning is done very frequently, and maintenance is mostly done by members who are passionate about the upkeep of a 1928 French chateau.
We are conveniently located downtown, only a few steps away from everything. We are two buildings east of Memorial Union, and State Street is only a block away. Bus routes 4 and 6 stop a block away, and all other routes are just another block after that. All campus bus routes (80-82) are literally across the street from the front steps of our house. We also have a driveway for those who own vehicles. For those who bike, we have indoor and outdoor bike storage areas.
Phoenix uses a majority voting system to make decisions while querying all members for input - everyone's voice is heard, and decisions are made democratically with safeguards to make sure no member is left uncomfortable living in their own home. Respect for each other is tantamount to cooperation. We look for committed members who have a serious interest in living cooperatively as well as a desire to contribute your experience and energy to the house, even if you are just staying for the summer.
We proudly stand behind MCC’s mission of creating a healthy and safe space for every member, regardless of their background or identity. Our goal as a cooperative house is to create a sustainable and empowering community for all who want to partake in it, as well as offering low-income housing to Madison as a whole. We pride ourselves in carving out a safe space for those who are underrepresented and marginalized in the Madison community, and society as a whole. We accept people for who they choose to be, so long as there is respect towards the lifestyle of others and reciprocity in the gesture.
*Unfortunately, Phoenix is not wheelchair accessible.


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 all meals?: 

All meals served have a vegetarian option if they aren't entirely vegetarian.

What other food options are available at some meals?: 

A vegan option is usually served at meals. The house works to accommodate the diets of everyone living in the house at the present moment.

Is meat allowed in the house?: 

Meat is allowed

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Meal Cost Notes: 

Food Members (who don't live at the house) pay $110 per month

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Meal Plan Participation: 

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

Pets Allowed: 

Pets Allowed

Current Pet Situation: 

3 dogs, 3 cats

Pet Policy: 

Pets allowed - any pets that will hang out in common spaces must be membershipped as well. Limit of 3 dogs and 3 cats at a time. Currently, there are no restrictions to pets that are caged or in a tank. Contact us about possible exceptions and more info.

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Parking available?: 

Parking is available.

What kind of parking is available?: 

5 spaces at the house - members with cars rotate driveway space every month. Bike parking is also substantial, with space for long-term bike storage in the basement.


636 Langdon Street




Membership Process: 

Come for a meal to see the house and meet folks! Email the membership coordinator ( to schedule a date for your visit. Membershipping: at least 3 meals (but we definitely welcome more than three!), then an informal interview session for you to meet the house and for members to meet you. We ask membershippers to attend at least 3 meals so that the house can get to know you and you have the chance to get to know the house. The membership coordinator will then schedule a membership meeting with you. The meeting consists of a question and answer session for everyone to ask you more about yourself in order for them to make an informed decision. We then put your membership up to a vote, and the membership coordinator would get back to you after 72 hours to let you know the result.

Rooms Available

House Room Number Price Date Available Main Area Notes
Phoenix #11 $362/mo 01/01/2018 124 Sq. ft.

Medium-sized well kept room on 1st floor, has one large window and connected access to a personal bathroom shared with one other member..

Food charge of $100/month required and includes 6 weekly dinners and access to house food and kitchen, which is kept fully stocked. Email for more information.