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Senior Women's Shared Housing Study Group (Berkeley)

  • Mar 14, 2014 · 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 

Agenda: 
Finalize purpose
Share self-assessment questionnaire
Relationship with EBCOHO
Possible merger with Affordable Cohousing Study Group

This is not a general interest Cohousing 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 can form sub groups to explore what is available on the market and find answers to the questions that come up in our discussions. 

  We are planning to meet monthly as the study group gets off the ground.  

RSVP here at the EBCOHO meetup group to indicate your interest; If you fill out the answers to the questions, one of the members will be in touch with you with the address and directions. 

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 the EBCOHO.org calendar for Orientations and other special events, and check the EBCOHO.org Discussion pages for forming groups, individual seekers, and communities seeking new members.]

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  • Martha-Lou W.

    Brovo!

    March 14, 2014

  • Vera

    Made some great connections!

    March 14, 2014

  • clara d.

    A little long for a working girl! Met some great people. Hope to build more contacts

    March 14, 2014

  • melinda

    Rene - can you post a meetup with the responses you get for a weekend meeting? I can attend at the Berkeley location. I hope this happens!

    March 14, 2014

  • Susan

    I am on the list of those attending but have not received directions for getting to the meeting tomorrow. Please let me know. Thanks.

    March 13, 2014

    • Raines C.

      Susan, have you now received the address? Betsy sent it out yesterday and I'll send it to the latest RSVPs.

      March 14, 2014

    • Susan

      Yes, thanks

      March 14, 2014

  • Raines C.

    Please pass the word tonight: Here in San Diego, I just met with Bonnie, the founder of Golden Girls Network (featured on NPR), and we'll be hosting her Saturday night 3/28 for an intro and Sunday morning 3/29 for a workshop on shared living/housemates/cohouseholding based on her experience and workbook (including a shared lunch). Please pass the word - both events will be in Berkeley - and keep an eye on the EBCOHO calendar for details.

    March 14, 2014

  • Laurie L.

    I'm looking for a Cohousing situation has renters.

    March 9, 2014

    • Raines C.

      Laurie, we call it "cohouseholding"­ when you are sharing a home, and "cohousing" at the neighborhood scale. There are rentals (separate private homes) in cohousing neighborhoods, but they are rare. Some communities like Golden Gate Cohousing are 100% rental. Check out Kingfisher cohousing's event Sunday for info on their current rentals.

      March 14, 2014

  • ginny

    hi, its 4:00. could i have the exact address please? did i miss it? thanks.

    March 14, 2014

    • Raines C.

      Ginny, did you see Betsy's message with the address? Check your email and spam folder, it should show up as coming from [masked] or [masked].

      March 14, 2014

  • Nora

    I have RSVP'd and got confirmation email but no address. Which house is it at? Can you send the address? Thank you. Look forward to meeting you all.

    March 11, 2014

    • Raines C.

      Laura, did you get Betsy's message yesterday with the address?

      March 14, 2014

  • Rene B.

    I also cannot do Friday nights so am proposing a new group form - I have space in Berkeley on Derby Street or in San Francisco to meet. (weekends or other weeknights). I can be reached at[masked]-9141.
    I look forward to hearing from you!
    Renee
    59 years old, psychotherapist, interested in meditation and connecting with others.

    March 14, 2014

    • Raines C.

      Renee, the way to do this is to use the "Suggest a MeetUp" button on the EBCOHO home page, we can help you get the logistics worked out and get the word out more broadly than here. Then the system will handle the notifications and RSVPs once we announce it.

      March 14, 2014

  • Nora

    I am sorry now I cannot come tonight.

    March 14, 2014

  • melinda

    I'd love to attend this! Do you ever meet on a weekend?

    March 14, 2014

  • Susan M.

    I'm very much interested in this concept, but won't be moving to the area until next year. Please keep me informed about upcoming meetings.

    March 13, 2014

    • Cohousing Coaches Raines & B.

      Hi Susan, check back periodically to see if the group is still meeting in a year. If not, get in touch with Raines or me about other options.

      March 14, 2014

  • Vera

    Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    March 9, 2014

  • Vera

    I am looking at sharing a home with someone. I'm moving from a home near Lake Merritt with a large backyard, a golden retriever, 3 cats. My 21 y.o. daughter does not want to move to Vallejo, and is open to moving to her dad's. Just beginning to explore my options; love to garden; am flexible, clean, and caring.

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Sherry F.

    I desire to attend the study group meeting in order to align my home with people committed to develop an ecovillage residence; to give ourselves food security and off the grid energy options. A shared equity option would be explored, and/or work exchanges for reduced rental agreements as the project evolves.

    March 6, 2014

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