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­The mission of the OHIO Ecohouse is to demonstrate affordable green technology and sustainable living in order to inform, engage and inspire both residents and visitors. ­The OHIO Ecohouse is not just a place - it is a dynamic educational experience which promotes critical thinking and tangible actions toward sustainability.



The below electronic application for residing in the OHIO Ecohouse will be accepted on a rolling basis (applications received prior to October 15 will receive preferential consideration).  An application must be completed for each year you wish to live in the Ecohouse.  Residents may live in the Ecohouse for more than one year, but must submit an application for each year desired and are subject to the same timelines as all other applicants.  Current residents will not be given preferential treatment in the selection of future residents. 



Interested and eligible students must complete the application below. If the essay is accepted by the selection team, a candidate may be asked to interview.  If selected to live in the house, a resident must agree to sign a 12 month lease (Mid-May to early May) or a 9 month lease (August-May). ­A balance of graduate and undergraduate students (3 total) will share the living space. If applying to live in the house as a group, please include those details in your essay. ­The monthly rent for the room is approximately ­$438 (includes all utilities) and subject to change prior to signing the lease .




- Must be a current OHIO student and eligible to live off campus.

- Complete the online application form (1 form per applicant)

- Agree to all terms and conditions of the lease and student lifestyle guidelines.

Applicants can apply to live in the house in groups of 2 or 3.  If you're applying as a group, please complete the application below (1 per applicant) and mention the name(s) of your preferred roommate(s) in your essay.  

By selecting the checkbox above, I am stating that I understand the above information and the Lifestyle Guidelines.

Have you verified with Residential Housing that you are eligible to live off campus?
Please provide a 1,000 word (max) essay stating why you would like to live in the OHIO Ecohouse and how your skills/abilities would positively contribute to the living environment. Successful applicants will express a serious commitment to or interest in the overall philosophy of sustainable living.