Oak Park Ecovillage: Potluck brunch for new retrofit cohousing (Pleasant Hill)

  • August 16, 2014 · 10:30 AM
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Imagine living in sustainable community in the East Bay with established neighbors on a ranchland cul-de-sac with great schools, just off a canal bike path, yet close to BART.

An East Bay Cohousing Supporting Member, who has lived in cohousing before, misses that sense of community and has noticed that some neighboring homes are coming up for rent and for sale, and she would love to find others interested in relocating there, weaving together established neighbors, and forging deeper connections.

So we're helping her host a small informal potluck brunch so people can come explore the neighborhood, meet each other, and collaboratively envision what sustainable community looks like. If there's enough interest to move forward, we'll be available to help the group figure out what it wants to be, recruit, build awareness, and establish community.

All ages welcome; if there's demand/interest, we may help parents set up shared kid activities. The response survey includes options to arrange carpools and biking from BART.

Here's what she wrote:

The street (highlighted in yellow above) is a cul de sac in a very nice quiet neighborhood in Pleasant Hill (and note that other adjacent cul-de-sacs can connect). It is adjacent to the bike trail and Bart is a 10 min. bike ride away.  Briones and Acalanes open space are just minutes away with miles of walking trails. The supermarket and restaurants are in walking distance and it’s in a good school district

There is much potential on this street to build community.

The street has 14 houses at least 3 of which will be turning over in the next year or so.  Right now these houses are occupied with older residents.

Some of the houses on the street are quite large with large lots and have the potential to be multifamily or become a common house plus some rental units built in.

Let’s collaborate and build something to overcome the alienation of modern subdivisions and sterile developments to return to a friendlier concept of community.

Looking for people who want to live sustainably, share resources, develop traditions, celebrate rituals, community gardening, community playground, share meals on a regular basis, exchange babysitting, etc.


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  • Raines C.

    Don't forget tomorrow's opportunity to kick off East-of-the-Hills "retrofit" cohousing/ecovillage development with a brunch in Pleasant Hill

    1 · August 15

  • Yehudit

    This is a unique opportunity for retrofit cohousing and coop housing within a cohousing neighborhood. As a member of Pleasant Hill Cohousing, Nancy's former community, I would love to see this happen.

    1 · August 5

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  • Raines C.
    Cohousing Coach and Aging In Community Author, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • nancy c.
    exPHCH, Oak Park Ecovillage organizer & Supporting Mem ->7/15/15
  • Yehudit
    Pleasant Hill Cohousing member & tour guide
  • EVELYN M. +1
    EBCOHO Supporting member through 5/5/15

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