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Senior Women's Shared Housing Study Group & Potluck Dinner (N. Oakland/Berkeley)

  • Dec 13, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Co-Householding Working Group 
We are women helping each other to create one or more groups of people who want to rent a house together.  Each group will decide for themselves what ages, genders, and values they want in their cohouseholding community. 

Potluck starts promptly at 6:30pm  
7PM for Introductions and Start of Discussion 

This is not a general Co-Housing group.  Our focus is on the sharing solutions we want to create together -- whether they be financial, ecological, dietary, location, governance guidelines or household operations agreements. We will compile the necessary documents to present to a landlord, discover what our individual needs and ‘deal breakers’ are, detail what a house must have for us and get to know each other in this process. We will form working groups to explore what is available on the market and find answers to the questions that come up in our discussions. 

Several of us met during the summer and fall. Our first formal gathering November 1st, was very successful.  We are planning to meet monthly as study group gets off the ground. 

EBCOHO supporting members Karen and Spring are hosting the December potluck and discussion.  

RSVP here at the EBCOHO meetup group to indicate your interest (YES, NO or MAYBE); If you fill out the answers to the questions, Karen will be in touch with you with the address and directions. 

You can also email Karen at [masked] with any questions. 

This is one of two study groups coming out of the Bay Area Senior Women's Housing Options, a facilitated brain jam problem solving meeting that will start up monthly again in January 2014 (check back for that date). 

[If you would like an introduction to other options for living in community check EBCOHO.org calendar for Orientations and other special events, and check the EBCOHO.org Discussion for forming groups, individual seekers, and communities seeking new members.]

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  • Nora

    When is the next meeting? I want to be kept up to date. Very interested.

    December 26, 2013

  • Nora

    Very friendly nice people.

    December 16, 2013

  • Nora

    When you RSVP and click the questions page opens up. I think there was a deadline of last night to do it. So that may be why they don't appear now. Maybe an organiser will call you.

    December 13, 2013

  • Martha-Lou W.

    I'm in Switzerland. Have a great gathering! See you next month.

    December 12, 2013

  • Leslie H.

    I can't make this, but I am interested in joining the group. Hopefully I can attend the next one. (I went to a BASWHO meeting and its co-housing breakout discussion a few months ago.)

    December 8, 2013

    • Raines C.

      Leslie, if you went to a BASWHO meeting then you should have gotten on their direct email list. Otherwise, keep an eye on our calendar.

      December 12, 2013

  • Nora

    I am also very interested. I think it could be difficult knowing what our own deal breakers are before we live with each other.

    December 11, 2013

  • Danielle M.

    I attended the nov meeting,and was surprised to hear what can be individuals `deal breaker`and limitations.,

    1 · December 11, 2013

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