We are Estate of Mind, an intentional community centered around creative collaboration, based in the historic Oakhurst Manor complex in Whitinsville, MA, USA.
WHAT DOES IT COST PER MONTH?
WORK-TRADE RENT DISCOUNT
WHAT IS AN INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY?
OUR HOUSE CULTURE
* There's a lot of renovation to be done. Several of our residents are here on the construction crew. If you have a skilled trade, you'll likely find likeminded people here, and no shortage of projects to keep you busy.
We love creating spaces for others to host events, and we love to create our own events. We love having guests in our home, who travel from all over the world to visit and volunteer. We're used to having all sorts of new people entering our home, and we're equipped to deal with the challenges that this can present, because we enjoy the rewards it brings.
KIDS & PETS
MASSACHUSETTS lIFE FAQ
Q. Is marijuana legal in MA?
A. Yes! And many of us at the est8 enjoy it. "Adult-use and medical marijuana are both legal in Massachusetts. Recreational marijuana is legal for only Massachusett residents who are 21 years and above. Meanwhile, medical cannabis is for all patients that meet the qualifying conditions contained in the law." Source: MassachusettsCannabis.org. More info about marijauana laws in MA is available at Mass.gov.
Q. Is abortion legal in MA?
A. Yes! "Abortion in Massachusetts is legal up to at least the 24th week of pregnancy, with exceptions allowing later termination of pregnancies in some circumstances." Source: Wikipedia. More info about abortion laws in MA is available at Mass.gov.
Massachusetts Abortion Legal Hotline: 833-309-6301 for free and confidential legal advice for Massachusetts residents and those who travel to Massachusetts for an abortion, and also connects patients with information about abortion access and care in the state.
If you need to visit MA to have safe access to abortion care, and need somewhere for you and your caregiver(s) to stay to make this possible, please reach out to us.
Q. Is kink legal in MA?
A. No. Uhh... wait... WHAT? Well, it's complicated. And likely unconstitutional. This does not stop us from creating safe spaces for consenting adults to engage in kinky activities. The last known case of legal intervention in a Massachusetts kink space was in the year 2000 in Attleboro, MA, in a case that was jokingly dubbed "Paddleboro". In July 2000, police raided a sex club and fined one woman for spanking another woman with a paddle, although consensual. Her case was dismissed in court about a year later. Here's an article about that.
Q. Are there any free STI-testing clinics near Estate of Mind
Q. Is sex work legal in MA?
A. No. You can read more about it on this website about decriminalizing sex work.
Q. Can women go topless in MA?
A. No. "In most parts of the U.S., it is illegal for women to go topless in public. Women may legally do so only in six states, and specific cities and beaches. If a woman goes topless in public anywhere else in America, it is considered indecent exposure. In Massachusetts, the maximum penalty for indecent exposure is up to six months in jail and a $200 fine. Public toplessness for men, however, is legal everywhere." Source Massachusetts Daily Collegian. However, according to gotopless.org, the Massachusetts state laws are ambiguous on the matter. We do allow nudity and toplessness on parts of our property, although in practice this hasn't proven to be a popular choice for the vast majority of our residents or guests.
Q. Does Massachusetts have free healthcare?
A. Maybe? There are some healthcare programs for low-income residents, called MassHealth. Read more about it on Mass.gov.
Hope this helps you decide if life in Massachusetts is right for you!
CREATOR COMMUNITY PLAN
Use of the Space
Details coming soon about guest policy (for guests of residents), meetings, participation, member voting, etc.