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temescal creek

Temescal Creek cohousing, the East Bay's first "retrofit cohousing neighborhood," has a room for rent as of October, 2013: (free EBCOHO membership and MeetUp login required to view)

Historical notes:
The community had a home up for sale in April, 2011:

In the past there have been sublets of a room in the community that could provide the opportunity to experience cohousing in a try-before-you-buy fashion:

As of 5/16/12 there was a short-term sublet of a 2BR flat there in late June:

The community had a potential adjacent new-member home for sale (withdrawn from the market) and TWO rental openings last year (both since filled), one short-term sublet and one housemate:

The 12-home (last we checked) community, in North Oakland's Temescal neighborhood, not too far from Rockridge and MacArthur BART stations, Piedmont Avenue's restaurant row, and the 51st & Broadway shopping, was featured in an article in Cohousing magazine (January, 2005):
Retrofit cohousing: A different kind of fixer-upper.

The community was founded in 1999, in escrow after just three months of meetings. Members bought three nextdoor 1920s duplexes, and later two more houses nextdoor, with gradual expansion since then.
Later, it created a common house with a unit above; selling the unit helped pay for the Common House, which was financed using individual home-equity lines of credit.
It started as "Tenants In Common" legally and later went through the condominium conversion process, becoming not one but initially two separate homeowner associations (HOAs). Members were paid for the year-long work of obtaining planning approvals and an easement from a nextdoor commercial property owner.

See our photo album for more on this unique community.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Laughing Hearts September 19, 2016 9:17 PM Amos Alan L.
Sharing Shuttle January 28, 2015 8:21 AM Raines C.
Affordable Housing Rental Search Strategies September 16, 2014 8:45 AM Cohousing Coaches Raines & B.
Intentional Family Commmunity September 4, 2014 1:31 PM Raines C.
Dwight House Vision and Values Statement February 3, 2014 12:57 AM Cohousing Coaches Raines & B.
Tree of Light Collective Flyer February 5, 2014 5:35 PM Cohousing Coaches Raines & B.
Motive Collective October 24, 2013 5:46 AM Raines C.
MakerFaire September 2, 2013 2:40 PM Raines C.
Cal Street Cohousing March 11, 2016 11:00 AM former member
How Much House Can You Afford? April 1, 2013 9:28 PM Cohousing Coaches Raines & B.
RavenHouse November 5, 2012 3:11 PM Raines C.
Other Fairview House Sublet October 13, 2012 8:15 AM Cohousing Coaches Raines & B.

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