East Bay Cohousing Events

  • Phoenix Commons Virtual Open House April 2021

    • Saturday, May 08, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    • Zoom from your home (RSVP for link)
    • 3 people are going

    Phoenix Commons view wide over waterWe welcome you to Phoenix Commons

    our San Francisco Bay Area 55+ cohousing community.

    Phoenix Commons building viewOur community lives in a modern, environmentally friendly building located in the vibrant Jingletown neighborhood of Oakland, CA and is situated along the beautiful Oakland Estuary.

    We have 5 available units for sale, some with sunset views over the San Francisco Bay.

    Please watch this video of our living spaces (embedded below) and feel free to also visit our Website or Facebook page for more information.

    If you’d like to drop by for our Zoom Open House on Saturday, please RSVP on this page or via the East Bay Cohousing MeetUp group.

    We look forward to seeing you!   

     

    Phoenix Commons view to water

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  • Permaculture Guild

    East Bay Permaculture Guild (art by Jessica Perlstein)


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    After a long hiatus, the East Bay Permaculture Guild meetings have resumed starting in April, on zoom. Meeting every 2nd Monday of the month.

     

     

     

    Carla Waters is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    • Topic: East Bay Permaculture Monthly Meeting
    • Time: 7-8:30 pm
    • This is a recurring meeting, 2nd Monday of every month

    RSVP for the link.

    Note: While this is not a cohousing-specific gathering, we know lots of EBCOHO members are interested in co-creating natural environments for living that include sustainable food production, and you can find many allies for building community at gatherings like this. And while permaculture is stereotypically about plants and animals, don't forget that it ultimately includes energy and social layers, and cohousing can be a key building block in sustainable community living, in the EcoVillage or any other model.

    Join area permies at a monthly virtual event originally hosted by our regional community-organizing center, EBCOHO partner a PLACE for Sustainable Living in North Oakland on the second Monday of the month for an East Bay Permaculture Group monthly meeting. Please bring your questions, announcements, ideas, stories, and visions of how permaculture can help us bridge through the transition as we co-create a more permanent culture based on Earth CarePeople Care and Fair Share

    Please forward this invitation to anyone who might be interested in attending. 

    Donations to help support PLACE are always appreciated.

    About PLACE (People Linking Art, Community and Ecology): We foster sustainable living practices through art, community and ecology. We do this by way of educational workshops and exhibits, outreach programs, partnerships, events and public placemaking.

     

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  • June Pleasant Hill Cohousing virtual Tour

    • Sunday, June 06, 2021 at 01:30 PM
    • Pleasant Hill Cohousing VIA ZOOM

    Pleasant Hill Cohousing - view of Common House and walk to homes

    Raines says: This regular monthly community tour and open house of the East Bay's biggest and most "suburban" cohousing neighborhood, Pleasant Hill cohousing, the only "new-build" classic cohousing community in the region, the largest in the East Bay, and a lovely community.

    Note that this is not an official MeetUp run by East Bay Cohousing, but we will pass along RSVPs that come in here.

    Every first Sunday of the month. CURRENTLY VIRTUAL - DO NOT COME TO THE SITE WITHOUT PRE-ARRANGEMENT FOR PROPER PROTECTION.

    Visit Pleasant Hill Cohousing's page on the EBCOHO MeetUp for more info, links, and current openings.

    If you need to cancel your reservation, or decide not to go, please let Pleasant Hill's volunteer tour guide know as soon as possible!

    Individual Homes

    Pleasant Hill Cohousing tour visiting a home

    There are 32 units, grouped in various configurations ranging from 2-6 homes per building. The buildings were constructed with wood framing, stucco outer walls, and corrogated metal roofing. The smallest units are 640 sq ft one-bedrooms; the largest are 1579 sq ft four-bedrooms.

    Each home has its own kitchen. The homes are owned individually as condominiums, with some rentals.

    Common Areas

    Our 3,835 sq ft Common House contains a kitchen, dining room ("great room"), sitting room, laundry, kids room, teens/older kids room, crafts room, guest rooms, and bathrooms.

    The Common House is the only building in the project that has air conditioning. However to minimize the use of air conditioning, the building also has a cooling tower with large fans that can be used in the evening to pull cooler air into the building and push hot air out.

    Other common facilities include swimming pool, hot tub, play area, workshop, bike shed, organic garden, and granite boulders from original site - both decorative and used by children for climbing.

    Location

    We're conveniently located near Highway 680 and public transportation, with easy access to Walnut Creek, shopping, and recreation.

    Pleasant Hill, population 32,000, is located 30 miles east of San Francisco, 4 miles north of the I-680/Hwy 24 interchange. Mostly a residential community with scattered retail/commercial areas, it is bounded by the cities of Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Concord, and Martinez. Pleasant Hill has recently (2000) redeveloped its downtown to create a contemporary shopping district just blocks from the site. In addition, an abundance of good restaurants and shops are within easy driving distance. The city has good recreation programs for all ages and regional walking/biking trails traverse it.

     

    Iron Horse Trail

    A walking and biking trail - the Iron Horse Trail (so named because it's on the old Southern Pacific Railroad right-of-way) - runs alongside the site and connects to the Pleasant Hill BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station (~1 mile) and downtown Walnut Creek (~4 miles). The 24-mile trail goes north-south from Concord to Dublin and connects to several other trails that traverse the county making for great biking opportunities.

    A neighborhood park is located just the other side of Fair Oaks Elementary School adjacent to the site. Briones Regional Park and Mt. Diablo State Park are located nearby providing numerous opportunities for hiking and recreation. There are several health clubs in Pleasant Hill including the YMCA.

    Diablo Valley Community College and JFK University are located in Pleasant Hill, and there are several city and county adult education programs in the area.

    There are multiple venues nearby for movies, theater, music and other performing arts including the Dean Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, the Willows Theater Company in Concord, and the Concord Pavillion.

    There are farmers markets in Pleasant Hill (May-Nov) and Walnut Creek (year-round). Several community members participate in a CSA farm, Terra Firma Farms, with a weekly delivery of locally grown organic fruits and vegies made even more convenient because we are the drop site. 

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