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SFCohousing's Getting-It-Built Workshop

PicturePlanning is beginning for the first cohousing community in San Francisco! This workshop is an important resource which will give us an understanding of the development process. The focus will be on cohousing development, providing a overview and roadmap for our forming community. As background, we encourage participants to have read the book: Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities, and have visited or toured completed cohousing communities. Early registration is recommended, as class size will be limited.

At the workshop we will:

Gain vital guidance on

  • Group formation
  • Early issues to address
  • Organizing ourselves and working together
  • Shaping group dynamics
  • Making efficient decisions

Learn Development Scenarios

  • From initial meetings to moving in
  • Identifying design parameters
  • The “Common House Game”, a learning exercise
  • Clarifying individual, group, and professional roles
  • Designing our custom community

Build sound financial structure

  • Financing options and realities
  • ownership system

Site Selection

  • 5 feasible sites will be presented and voted on

Registration is $300. A $50 discount is available for the second member of your household (spouse, partner, etc.)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    We were presented with a lot of the nuts and bolts of how to create coho anywhere and in SF in particular. Very exciting and exhausting to try to take it all in. I wish there had more time to interact with each other but really appreciated everything Chuck and Katie offered us from all their experience taking people through the process.

    March 11, 2012

  • Lauren

    Learned so much, ready and equipped with the knowledge to take our project to the next level!

    March 11, 2012

  • Judy

    Richmond Police Station: There are loads of buses going by this location, including buses on Geary that come from BART. It probably won't take 15 minutes to park but please allow enough time in case you have to keep looking. If you can't find the community room, just go into the police station and they'll direct you.

    February 13, 2012

  • Judy

    Here are more details about the location for this March 10-11 workshop: the Richmond District Police station is 1/2 block from Geary Blvd on 6th Avenue, across from Kaiser's French campus. When you get to the police station, please walk down the driveway on either side of the police station. At the back of the police station is a separate building. That annex is where we will meet. There's parking on the streets nearby; please allow about 15 minutes to locate parking.

    February 13, 2012

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  • Candice K.
    LEED AP, Designer and SF Cohousing Community/Events Organizer
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Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 30 day(s) before the Meetup

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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