June 5, 2013
From a Co-housing Conference I attended at International House in Berkeley some years ago.
The opportunity to share ideas, talents, creations in a broader forum for more effective community organizing around my core concerns for sustainable local economy, and to participate in developing a more effective political voice regarding climate change solutions. I consider co-housing a progressive response to suburban blight, and a serious way to restore community among individuals working together to build from the grass roots their vision for a way of life not dictated by distant corporate agendas. When I was a student at UC Berkeley I was a resident of the Student Coop for 2 years, [masked]), which influenced my current interest in resuming a cooperative living environment.
I plan to buy, perhaps co-create.
The East Bay Oakland, Berkeley, to Richmond, and am open to other locations too. I start with the East Bay because it is the most familiar to me, as a resident of Berkeley (40 years), and now Richmond, (17 years).
I am a retired health inspector from Marin Co. interested in co-housing as part of a well-rounded social life. My activity is Transition Town Albany, Richmond Progressive Alliance, Urban Farming. I see a live/work community as ideal.
One of the co-founders of EBCOHO, Betsy Morris, walks the talk on co-creating conscious, well-intentioned harmony for future co-housemates. I learn something valuable at every meeting I have attended when Betsy speaks.