Kick off National Cohousing Open House Day with us, learning about cohousing neighborhoods in Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, and beyond, as part of this coordinated effort.
RSVP on this page for the basic introduction event at the East Bay Cohousing (EBCOHO) clubhouse Saturday morning, including a virtual tour by Cohousing Coach Raines Cohen and presentations by several Northern California forming communities and networking with other community seekers.
Afterwards, optionally join the Cohousing Coaches for a group van tour of several East Bay communities (advance purchase required via separate link - see comments).
Or: pick up a map with open hours for a self-guided tour, potentially carpooling or biking. Note that some community addresses will NOT be posted online, to help preserve privacy for residents.
This kick-off gathering is open to all; We ask for $20 per household or group to help cover our outreach/advertising/MeetUp costs and rent (half off for EBCOHO Supporting Members). Light refreshments served.
Guest presenters at the morning session include:
* Mini Retrofit Cohousing (MRCH), An EBCOHO Supporting Member Group led by Pete Yaroschuk, preparing to create "instant cohousing" by buying and fixing up/converting a large house or duplex/triplex with a small group in North Oakland
* Fair Oaks EcoHousing, a longtime Cohousing California supporting group, ready for move-in this summer near Sacramento
* Hibiscus Commons, a Berkeley-area forming group partnering with a Community Land Trust to create affordable senior cohousing
* Washington Commons, our newest Supporting Member Group, getting ready to build in West Sacramento, a short train ride from Berkeley
Here's some of the communities you will be able to visit:
* Temescal Creek Cohousing in Oakland (10 AM - 12 PM) (on the van tour or on your own)
* Doyle Street Cohousing (2 - 4 PM) (on the van tour or on your own, learn about a home for sale)
* Phoenix Commons: waterfront senior cohousing in Oakland (1 - 3 PM) (on the van tour or on your own)
* Berkeley Cohousing: lunch (on the van tour or on your own)
* Pleasant Hill Cohousing (1 - 4 PM, RSVP separately here: https://www.meetup.com/ebcoho/events/260800308/)
* Kingfisher Cohousing in Oakland (late PM) (on the van tour or on your own)
With additional options in the Davis/Sacramento/Foothills areas.
Note: This event started as the whole-day listing; if you can't make it to the morning session, or aren't interested, please update your RSVP.