What's life like in Creche's intentional communities?
A Creche household is somewhere between roommates and a chosen family, and its residents share common spaces, common work, common expenses, and common life. We offer much more than shared housing – we put time and effort into building the trust, relationships, and resilience necessary to weather life’s unforeseen twists and turns.
Creche community households sound like a big commitment. How much time does it take?
The work of living in community (chores, spiritual practice, self-governance, common meals, etc) takes about 8-12 hours per week, which is comparable to living with a family, but more structured. Most of our community members have full-time jobs and manage just fine.
Who lives in Creche communities?
All sorts of people! Artists, activists, students, retirees, professionals, and more. An intentional community is neither a dormitory nor a halfway house – it’s a way of life for anyone who values relationships, interdependence, and service.
Do you accept couples?
Do you accept families with children?
Do I need to be Episcopalian to join?
Do I need to be Christian to join?
Nope! Although Creche's households are rooted in the values of the Episcopal tradition, which informs many of our common community practices. If that doesn’t appeal to you, we can point you in the direction of some of Boston’s other amazing intentional communities, including Jewish, Unitarian, and secular ones.