Hometown: Montrose, CA
November 27, 2009
Through ads in the East Bay Express
Something in between a shared roof and an independent roof. I think it means a smaller independent place built close to others in the same co-housing community. Reducing resource use is part of it as well I believe.
For now: rent--have decent earnings, but not money set aside to buy and not handy with a hammer! 10 years away from retirement, but not sure where I want to do that. I have strong skills and experience in Biointensive gardening.
In the Oakland or Berkeley hills, or withing walking distance of BART. I would also live in the flatlands if there is large garden space for vegetable gardening, fruit trees etc.
This seems like a different angle on urban living; maybe I will find a niche sooner, while doing the "J-O-B",or later, upon retirement, to live somewhere that I could do some serious food gardening and share the bounty?
We've reserved a spot for you on the Nov 10th site tour of Folsom EcoHousing. I recommend wearing long pants and sturdy shoes (tennis shoes are fine) because we'll be walking on grass, and there are some foxtails. If you need to reach me at the last minute, my cell phone is [masked]. What is your phone number? -- Marty Maskall
Don't worry about your lack of skills with a hammer, Christy - mostly we partner with professional developers to co-create communities, and your Biointensive gardening can be very valuable in building landscape for a sustainable community. We look forward to seeing you at some of our upcoming meetings.