February 17, 2013
I'm an ESL teacher and founder of EnglishWorks, a nonprofit offering English to adult immigrants in Oakland.
I've heard about it from people at Bay Area Community Exchange (BACE -- the time bank) and at Canticle Farm.
When I say cohousing, I mean people living not just in the same building or complex but in community. I'd like to live in a house with people--at least some of whom are roughly my age--who cook, eat, do chores, garden, and relax together. Cohousing is essential for creating a saner, more just and more joyful way for us human beings to co-exist on this planet. And this is what I want to help do.
The most important part is to connect with the right people, so I don't want to rule any of these out. That said, I'm mainly looking at renting right now. I'd like to live where there's a yard or outdoor space. I need my own room, and I'd be happy to share a kitchen and other common areas.
so nice to meet you Emily, it would be fun to pull weeds and cook with you.