Beacon Hill Friends House operates a cooperative residence for people interested in community living. Since 1957, between 18 and 22 people each year have made a home here based on Quaker principles of faith, simplicity, integrity, community, and social responsibility. Residents work together to maintain the House, serve meals, and plan events. Mutual respect, honest communication, and enlivened engagement with our differences are hallmarks of our community.
There is no one word or phrase that neatly describes the people who live at the House. Some of us are students, some are full-time working people, and some are retired. Our fields include art, ministry, accounting, engineering, education, social justice, and many others. We come from a range of spiritual and non-spiritual traditions, but we have a common commitment to living together according to Quaker principles.