Time for another East Bay Cohousing orientation. Welcome welcome! So many new members; so many opportunities for growing sustainable communities. If you've been a lurking - it's 2013, come on out already!
Cohousing, housing cooperatives, cohouseholding, communes and ecovillages - Intentional communities, transition towns, nonprofit affordable housing, senior "villages" -- What's the difference and why does it matter?
What's living one of these communities really like? Should I join an existing community or start my own? Where do I find openings? How do cooperative communities really work? Who's in charge? You'll get answers and links to a world of resources at our EBCOHO orientation.
What others say: Betsy and Raines were excellent facilitators - they shared a wealth of knowledge about the different communities and their styles, and wove in discussion that addressed the specific questions of each attendee. They did not hesitate to think creatively about solutions that met the constraints of attendees. (Gautam Agarwal)
“ I've attended two meetings, and both delivered a lot of information in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. ” Deborah wrote .
Doors open at 10:30 for a little social time and set up; Program runs from 10:45 to 12:45, with a little more time for networking. Afterwards, some of us will be going down to the final Mariposa Grove cohousing open house with an affordable home for sale.
Agenda usually includes: Member introductions and goals; overview of different types of intentional communities in the Bay Area; Q&A; how to use EBCOHO and other online resources, community-building game or exercise, and time for open sharing on your experience and interests. Raines Cohen, cohousing coach and community developer, will facilitate.
The orientation fee of $20 per household helps cover ongoing EBCOHO expenses. Bring a friend and save up to $5 each; supporting members (and members of supporting groups) pay just $10. Your contribution is refunded if you become a supporting member on the spot. (Supporting members get our thanks, a free Cohousing book and a free coaching session, plus discounts on many of our events).
If you RSVP for multiple people, MeetUp will tell you the price is per person, but relax... it's really just per household.
If you can't come out with us this Sunday -- fear not! Keep eye on the EBCOHO calendar for what's coming up, weekday and Saturday orientations, socials, movies, and other ways to connect. we hope to see you soon.