Wells House in Bronzeville is one of four homes in the Qumbya Housing Cooperative on Chicago's South Side.
"Some people look at me like I'm from Mars when I tell them I live with 14 other people," said Scotty Hendricks.
Hendricks, a freelance writer, moved into Wells House two years ago when he moved to Chicago from Iowa. In Wells House each person pays a few hundred dollars for their room and a couple hundred dollars for food and utilities for the whole house.
"I don't have to buy a thing outside my rent and utility bill," he said.