• Next monthly tour at Pleasant Hill Cohousing: 9/5 Sunday

  • Senior Cohousing:Virtual Tour 8/14:Homes for Sale (Oakland Waterfront)

  • In-person open house/workday/tour at Kingfisher Cohousing Sun 8/8

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Cooperative Community Living:Cohousing, EcoVillages and more

Join us in co-creating cooperative community living opportunities in Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, and beyond.ebcoho_calcoho_houses_square.png

We’re all about advocacy, organizing, education, and connection.

We’re going from the world’s largest intentional communities MeetUp Group to an inclusive, networked force for good.

Cohousing Coaches Betsy Morris and Raines Cohen on the lawn at Berkeley CohousingWe’re led by Cohousing Coaches (Betsy Morris & Raines Cohen, left) becoming EcoVillage Ambassadors, partnering with community organizers and advocates locally, regionally, and nationally to help people find and build shared homes and shared neighborhoods that help us all become more resilient.

We’re supported by your memberships and event fees.

We’re part of the Cohousing California network of regional groups.

Current openings:

  • 2 homes for rent at Doyle Street Cohousing in Emeryville
  • 2 homes for sale at Pleasant Hill Cohousing
  • Several homes for sale at Phoenix Commons Senior Cohousing in Oakland
  • Potential homes for sale or rent at Kingfisher Cohousing in Oakland
  • Potential home for sale at Temescal Creek Cohousing in Oakland
  • Community in Formation in Fremont: Site Identified
  • Potential community in formation near BART in Contra Costa County

Current campaigns:

  • Support TOPA: Help lay the groundwork to help people buy their homes when apartments come up for sale. (Berkeley)
  • Legalize Tiny Home Villages (Oakland)

Regular events:

  • Monthly Zoom tours: Cohousing in Pleasant Hill (intergenerational) and Oakland (senior cohousing) welcome virtual visitors.
  • Monthly workdays: Kingfisher Cohousing in Oakland welcomes potential members to come garden and dine together. (Next:4/24)
  • Monthly East Bay Permaculture Guild (next: 5/10)

Partner events:

  • 4/15: People's Life Fund Granting Ceremony for Resisted War Taxes (an EBCOHO funder)
  • 4/17: Acquiring and rehabilitating collective housing for affordability (NCLT)
  • 4/18: BIPOC Intentional Community Council - Seekers & Founders (FIC)
  • 4/21: Sustainable Designing for Community (Mission Peak); Regeneration Pollination networking

Regional/National events:

  • Connecting in Community: Sunday, April 18 (National -- Virtual)
  • National Cohousing Open House Day: Saturday, April 24. We'll be organizing a virtual gathering and some in-person.
  • Affordable Housing Month with our allies in East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO): May
  • Northern California Regional Gathering for Folks Living in Cohousing (Phoenix Commons): May 20
  • Village Building Convergence (VBC) with City Repair in Portland, Oregon: Virtual on weekends in Late May/Early June