While most communities have their own specific policies and agreement co-created by members directly, the following community policies are shared by all OpenDoor communities. Please make sure to familiarize yourself with all of them.
Common Area Agreements
(from the Membership Agreement)
Purpose. The common areas in OpenDoor communities are the central place where members gather, socialize, host events, and more. In partnership with Members, we strive to make the common areas a welcoming, safe and inclusive space for Members and guests alike. As such, this policy is designed to provide a baseline of clear agreements and etiquettes for members to follow in using the common areas.
Quiet Hours. Quiet hours are between 10pm and 8am every day. Members may use the common area during this time but must keep noise to a minimum and halt any noise-making activities if requested by another member. If a member(s) wishes to use the common areas during quiet hours for activities that produce significant noise, they must receive permission from the community as a whole. Members must also respect noise restraints, as set by the local municipality.
Cleanliness. In service of providing a clean and inviting space for all members, each member agrees to leave common areas in the same or better condition than they found them – which includes removing all personal items and trash from common areas. While in most of our homes, OpenDoor hires professional cleaners to clean the common areas periodically, this is no replacement for members tidying and cleaning up after themselves each time they use a common area. The purpose of the professional cleaners to provide the deep clean, including mopping floors, sanitizing surfaces, etc. They are not your maids, they will not clean up your messes!
Prohibited Activities. The following activities are prohibited in all common areas:
- No nudity in the common areas
- No sexual acts in the common areas
- No sleeping by members or guests in the common area
- No usage of illegal drugs (also prohibited anywhere on the property)
Activities to be Mindful Of. Certain activities may make other members and guests feel uncomfortable or unsafe. These may include but are not limited to cuddling, massage, or other signs of overt physical affection. We kindly ask that members be mindful of the impact on other Members when considering performing these activities, and always err on the side of consent with other members in the space if they are not sure.
Exclusive or Dominating Uses of Common Areas. Any use of a common area that makes it difficult or impossible for other Members to utilize requires permission from the entire community. This includes activities such as large social gatherings, yoga, loud music, and similar. We do encourage events and other special activities in common areas, so long as the community is supportive of it as well.
Restricted Access. OpenDoor reserves the right to restrict or eliminate access to common areas, or programming being offered therein, for members who are a) not following the below common area policies, b) causing damage or harm to the common areas or common furnishings, or c) being a nuisance to other members or their guests.