Co-Nexus Community Co-Op
A Revolutionary Co-Living Community and Social-Enterprise Incubator
Welcome to Co-Nexus, an ecological and purpose-driven co-living community and impact-incubator that reimagines shared living while cultivating social enterprises that tackle some of the world's most pressing issues.
With a unique model that addresses the major challenges of co-living and an unwavering commitment to personal growth, empowerment, and collaboration, we are paving the way for a new era of living, working, and learning together to create a lasting, positive impact on our planet, society, and individual well-being.
We are firmly committed to the idea that regenerative communities and enterprises are essential for shaping a sustainable future and preventing ecological and socioeconomic disasters. To achieve their full potential, these initiatives demand thoughtfully designed structures that prioritize lasting, intergenerational planning spanning seven generations.
Our mission is to nurture a comprehensive network of regenerative cooperative community homes and social enterprises, enabling individuals with a passion for holistic living to seamlessly transition into a sustainable lifestyle.
Our vision is to become The Social-Enterprise Co-Living Community, where the future impact leaders and teams learn how to startup and scale their enterprises while living the best lives possible.
We envisions a future where interconnected, regenerative co-living communities with impact hubs are at the forefront of enhancing individual well-being, environmental harmony, and societal advancement.
Our Unique Style and Model
At the heart of our co-op lies a distinct and innovative approach to regenerative co-living, designed to spur personal and professional growth and accommodate diverse lifestyles and preferences through our myriad of clustered high-functioning communities worldwide.
Our goal is to establish bioregional clusters of homes and other properties that collaborate and support each other through shared amenities, such as co-working spaces, movement spaces, and other community facilities shared in the clusters, encouraging resource optimization and a vibrant, connected community experience.
In addition to large single-family homes, we focus on sprawling properties in areas friendly to tiny-home communities but close enough to economic centers, like major metro-areas. Our aim is to completely transform all of our properties into permaculture havens, producing an immense amount of food abundance through professional staff.
We are unique in our approach to co-living with providing fully inclusive living experiences through tiered amenity levels. This not only provides a high level of sustainability but also ensures accessibility for individuals across all economic levels and allows each community its distinct tier level. Our members enjoy the freedom to choose a living environment that aligns with their personal aspirations, values and burn-rate.
The all-inclusive nature of our co-living model encompasses a wide range of amenities such as utilities, groceries, meals, supplements, house cleaning, therapies and access to community activities. This ensures a high-level of well-being and that no one has to sacrifice to make ends meet. Furthermore, we even offer electric vehicle-sharing options tailored to each tier level, providing members with a convenient and eco-friendly way to meet their transportation needs.
Our fully inclusive living model, along with the power of our network, is the key to making truly regenerative living simple enough to access, even for busy people. With dedicated staff focused on eco-friendly practices, such as energy-efficient housing, waste reduction, and locally sourced food, we create a harmonious living environment that not only supports the well-being of our members but also fosters a positive impact on the planet.
Innovative Economic Model
Our co-op's unique economic model is built around shares that forever guarantee access to essential services and amenities for 24 hours, so 1 member-share always equals 1 day at the base-tier. This structure creates an inflation-proof store of value for our community members, ensuring long-term financial stability and peace of mind.
Members have abundant opportunities to earn shares by contributing to the community through various professional work roles and exchanges with our host of enterprises, promoting a culture of self-sustaining and a circular economy.
We are offering a radical alternative to traditional homeownership, eliminating the burdens of unexpected maintenance and financial risks, while fostering connection, growth, and security in a regenerative lifestyle. A pleasant home that is virtually guaranteed for as long as you live is almost impossible to find in today’s age.
A Diversified Portfolio of Impactful, Evergreen Ventures
Our co-op offers investors and members the chance to be part of a global network of diverse and impactful evergreen businesses, all committed to bettering the world. Since we own shares in the enterprises that we incubate and accelerate, our investors enjoy the benefits of a broad portfolio of companies with a shared dedication to creating a sustainable and positive future. Moreover, investors get exclusive priority access to fund new ventures during their seed stage, deepening their impact on these promising projects.
Next-Level ROI + Safety Net
We offer special investor-shares in our co-op that provide yearly market-rate dividends and flexible buy-back options over time. This means that investors can receive the money they initially put in while retaining the option to trade their investor-shares for member-shares, which provides a safety net via access to our resilient co-living communities throughout the world.
Unlike traditional investments or cryptocurrencies, which can be extractive, volatile and susceptible to market fluctuations, our investor and member co-op shares offer unparalleled stability, impact and liquidity in the form of access to the most essential needs during times of uncertainty.
By directing resources towards purpose-driven co-living communities and social-enterprises, investors can ensure their contributions yield lasting, tangible impacts and promote positive change in the world. We have yet to find an endeavors that address so many of the SDGs while producing yearly returns as our model does.
Utilizing Blockchain for Cutting-Edge Transparency
We’re embracing cutting-edge technology to ensure the highest level of transparency and efficiency within our communities. By leveraging DAO and blockchain technology, our co-op shares and votes are not only secure but also fully traceable, allowing members to monitor, access and participate in real-time.
This innovative approach enables us to scale and to build trust and confidence among our members and investors, as they can see firsthand the positive impact of their investment on our global network of communities.
The ingeniousness and grit of our social entrepreneur members, combined with the scale of our network, allows us to thrive in any economic climate. Our Recession-Riding approach allows us to capitalize on opportunities that arise during economic downturns, such as acquiring distressed assets at significantly lower prices, enabling us to expand our network and maximize our resources.
One of our signature programs is to provide a lifeline for individuals facing foreclosure, by offering them the chance to exchange their home equity for co-op shares, we empower them to continue living in their homes as part of our thriving community.
Our ability to thrive during recessions is further bolstered by our emphasis on local economies, strategic partnerships with local suppliers, and our robust co-op model that fosters collaboration and resource optimization. This forward-thinking approach to recession-riding highlights our dedication to creating resilient, regenerative communities that flourish, even in the face of economic challenges.
Fargin: The Power of Collective Success
At the heart of our community lies the value of Fargin, a unique and vital aspect of our culture. Fargin refers to the ability to celebrate another person's joy or success without envy or jealousy, but it also extends to cultivate a sense of economic empowerment and solidarity among our members.
By fostering an atmosphere of Fargin, we encourage our members to support one another's enterprises, growth and achievements, creating a virtuous cycle of shared success and long-term wealth.
This commitment is exemplified by our emphasis on purchasing from within the community network, even when goods or services can be procured more cheaply elsewhere. By doing so, we reinforce the bonds of trust and mutual support that underpin our collective prosperity and help our community members and their enterprises thrive.
Social-Enterprises & Impact Incubator
At Co-Nexus Co-Op, our mission revolves around incubating and accelerating diverse social enterprises that provide regenerative alternatives to mainstream businesses. Our community is built on the foundation of promoting social and environmental responsibility, while simultaneously creating economic value and opportunities.
We understand that relying solely on volunteerism can lead to unpredictable outcomes. That's why we establish businesses to address the specific needs of our communities. By doing so, we create a sustainable and dependable support system for our members.
Through our social enterprise incubator, we empower members to harness their talents and passions to lead purpose-driven lives.
Impact and Innovation Hubs
Our communities are designed to serve as Impact and Innovation Hubs, where members can access state-of-the-art resources and workspaces that cater to their specific needs. From hacker spaces equipped with cutting-edge technology to co-working spaces that inspire collaboration, we aim to create an environment where ideas flourish, and dreams become reality.
The Power of Moonshots
We believe in the power of audacious visions and exponential growth since we need radical transformations to occur in the world. Our Moonshots program is designed to instill the kind of mindset that allows founders to 100x their visions and completely shift their orientation to work and possibilities.
Mentorship and Apprenticeship
Co-Nexus recognizes the invaluable wisdom and experience that both elders and youth bring to our communities. We facilitate mentorship and apprenticeship programs, connecting individuals of different generations to learn from one another and share their unique perspectives. This intergenerational exchange not only enriches the lives of our members but also fosters a sense of purpose and belonging, as we strive to create a more inclusive, resilient community.
Alternative-Education and Youth-Villages
We recognize that traditional education institutions are no longer sufficient to meet the needs of our rapidly evolving world. We believe in a radical shift toward fostering lifelong learning for both youth and adults through practical, real-life experiences. Our diverse businesses offer a wealth of apprenticeship opportunities that encourage personal growth, skill development, and a passion for learning that extends far beyond conventional classroom environments.
Central to our approach is the creation of youth-centric communities with their own schools where young members have the opportunity to experiment with governance and engage with their elders. By reconnecting generations, we facilitate the exchange of wisdom, experience, and guidance, nurturing a strong sense of purpose and belonging for all members.
Our focus on youth entrepreneurship, apprenticeship and hands-on learning is vital, but the most important aspect we instill is a mindset of limitless possibilities. We encourage our youth and adults alike to embrace the belief that they can learn anything at any time in their lives, empowering them to drive meaningful change in the world around them.
Nurturing Our Elders
At Co-Nexus communities, we embrace our elders and provide them with holistic and personalized care. Our distinctive tier system includes provisions for end-of-life care, incorporating hospice, nursing-home care, and memory care facilities. This ensures that member-shares can be used to access these vital services, offering security and support for both elders and their families.
We understand the importance of creating a sense of belonging and purpose for our elder members. By facilitating intergenerational connections, especially with children, and engaging them in meaningful community activities, we cultivate an environment where they feel valued and invigorated.
With our social-enterprise focus, we are redefining retirement by allowing our elders to put their lifetime of experience to good use through mentorship and work opportunities, which keeps their minds sharp and engaged.
Our fully inclusive model is ideal for elder’s well-being since it sets them up for graceful aging through nutritious meals and a range of wellness programs, such as yoga and strength training.
This comprehensive approach promotes rejuvenation and enables our elder members to lead vibrant, fulfilling lives within a community that feels like a big family.
The Goldilocks Effect aka Find Your Tribe
We understand that creating harmonious living environments is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. (Just try imagining carnivores and vegans sharing a kitchen.) By carefully considering the unique characteristics and needs of each member, we can match them to communities which they will feel right at home, like they have found their tribe.
As we continue to expand worldwide, we can provide better fits, ensuring that each member feels a sense of belonging and connection. Through hosting larger gatherings, like wellness and music festivals, we can provide members an organic way to meet and connect.
Building Stronger Connections
The Loneliness Epidemic is taking an immense toll on our well-being and spirits. By bringing together individuals with similar passions, goals, and values, we create an environment where collaboration and mutual support can flourish.
Our members can form lasting friendships, share their unique talents and skills, and work together towards a shared vision of a better world. A purpose-driven life infused with a sense of belonging is potent medicine for the ails our society is facing in an increasingly frantic and fragmented world.
Creating Harmonious and Supportive Environments
To tackle the typical pitfalls that communities often encounter, we've incorporated a holistic approach that melds therapies, mediation, and our exclusive Conscious-Community workshops. We include all these as part of our all-inclusive lifestyle and compensate professionals instead of relying on volunteers since we believe that they are essential to communities functioning harmoniously at a high-level.
Our therapeutic offerings support the mental and emotional well-being of our members by providing tailored sessions that cater to their unique needs and address the subconscious root of their issues. Through our therapies, individuals gain a deeper understanding of their emotions, which contributes to healthier, more harmonious interactions within the community.
Our skilled mediators play a crucial role in resolving conflicts and fostering open, honest communication among community members. By using established conflict resolution methods, our mediators ensure that any disputes are addressed with care and empathy, ultimately strengthening the community's bonds.
Our Conscious-Community workshops empower members to take Radical Responsibility for their behavior and communication. These workshops focus on refining communication skills, cultivating empathy, and fostering a sense of connection among community members, creating a strong foundation for harmonious living.
Our approach is designed to foster the kind of radical-responsibility, personal-growth and breaking free from self-limiting beliefs that we need from our future leaders.
Our pioneering governance model is influenced by DAO innovations and addresses the challenges of traditional co-op voting by integrating eDemocracy, Meritocracy, and Sociocracy.
Our eDemocracy system allows us to operate efficiently at scale, transparently and keep a low noise to signal ratio to maintain engagement in the long run. Our intention is to balance how every voice is important and should be heard, with the reality that some people are much more involved, informed or committed then others.
Weighted and proxy voting is a perfect way to utilize Sociocracy along with Meritocracy based on each members involvement and standing in the co-op. A max ratio of 1:10 ensures limitations on power among members, with the Board of Directors having a 1:100 ratio vote. But the ultimate goal is to have really clear processes and structures to ensure that we never have a close vote that could splinter the community.
Our model invites individuals to put skin in the game by investing in enough member-shares (369) in order to have a vote, but regardless, they get to cast their opinion so it’s really clear what the community desires. We limit the power that money can buy through making the investor-shares non-voting.
A well thought through Constitution ensures that we always stay aimed in the right direction of scaling our communities and social-enterprises to make them available to more people, without sacrificing well-being, high-standards or amenities.
At Co-Nexus, we believe in collaboration and forging powerful partnerships with fellowship programs. Our co-living community provides an inspiring environment for fellows to excel, offering access to a vibrant network of like-minded individuals and resources to support their projects.
Our economic model maximizes grant funding value, providing cost-effective housing, co-working spaces, and amenities, enabling fellows to focus on their work and personal development. By partnering with fellowships, we create a supportive ecosystem that efficiently translates grant funds into tangible, high-impact outcomes.
Additionally, Co-Nexus has its own foundation, The Regenerative Community Foundation, which offers fellowship opportunities. Our foundation shares the goal of nurturing exceptional talents and creating positive change. By working closely with other fellowships, we enhance our collective impact and extend our reach, driving innovation and transformation on a global scale.
Through these partnerships, fellows gain access to a wider network of mentors, workshops, and skill-building opportunities. This holistic approach empowers them to contribute more effectively to their projects and the broader community.
The Regenerative Community Foundation, our sister nonprofit, presents a unique opportunity for property owners to leave a lasting legacy that positively impacts future generations. By donating or bequeathing properties to the foundation, land is protected and seamlessly integrated into our thriving Co-Nexus Co-Op communities, fostering regenerative living and sanctuary spaces.
This innovative model addresses the challenges of inheritance and family dynamics, while allowing elders to contribute to the greater good. Beneficiaries gain access to our global network of co-living communities, including the option to reside in the community established on the donated property. This approach not only preserves the land but also offers the beneficiaries a valuable co-living experience along with all their essentials for thriving.
We believe the days of inheritances being squandered away are coming to an end thanks to our innovative approach of stewarding the assets responsibly while ensuring that beneficiaries are cared for.
Effortless Regenerative Living
So many people would love to lighten their carbon footprint but find it too challenging. Our fully-inclusive model make it easy for anyone to embrace an Earth-conscious and regenerative lifestyle at our communities, while saving so much time and decision-making power. Our goal is to become zero-waste and carbon neutral as a collective.
Utilizing our scale and collective power, we are able to negotiate with manufactures for less expensive, yet much more durable and long-lasting goods that reduce waste and foster responsible consumption.
Our communities double as food forests and nature sanctuaries, protecting native habitats and creating a modern-day Garden of Eden, but we also support local farmers and community-supported agriculture, encouraging regenerative food practices and local economies.
Combining beyond-organic permaculture with food preservation tech means we are able to help feed millions of people and prevent food waste. With our steadfast commitment to regenerative living, we pave the way for future generations to harmoniously coexist with our planet.
Expanding Resilient Communities Across the Globe
The challenge of scaling regenerative communities lies in preserving their core values and unique characteristics while expanding their reach. Our solution is a virtual co-op model, where each community functions as a distinct entity, yet remains connected to its bioregional cluster and a broader global network. This structure promotes experimentation, adaptability, flexibility, and resilience.
In order to accommodate various legal requirements, we establish separate co-op entities in different countries. Despite these individual distinctions, we facilitate a strong sense of unity through collaboration and share exchanges between co-ops, fostering the feeling of belonging to a single, global family.
As our international network of communities grows, members benefit from a diverse array of location options, providing unparalleled opportunities for cultural immersion and personal development. This global network ensures stability and resilience, giving our members the flexibility to move between co-ops in different countries as needed. In doing so, we preserve the value of their shares and consistently offer a supportive and nurturing environment for growth.
By cultivating a worldwide network of interconnected regenerative communities, we foster a sense of unity and collaboration, empowering our members to thrive within a resilient and supportive ecosystem, no matter their location.
Join the Movement
As we envision a future of regenerative, connected, and thriving communities, we invite you to be a part of the Co-Nexus movement. Together, we can transform the way we live, work, and grow, creating a world that is truly sustainable and nurturing for all.
To stay informed and involved in our journey, we encourage you to sign up for our newsletter to receive regular updates, stories, and insights from our expanding global network of communities.
Additionally, join our Slack community online, where you can actively collaborate with other like-minded individuals dedicated to making this vision a reality. By sharing ideas, knowledge, and resources, we can co-create a future that is resilient and regenerative, leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come.
Are you ready to embark on this transformative journey with us? We are looking forward to meeting you.