California Cohousing Calendar

Click on the map below for upcoming events related to cooperative living and sustainable communities throughout the Golden State. For a list of events by region, see:

  • East Bay (Oakland/Berkeley/El Cerrito/Richmond/Pleasant Hill/Concord/Walnut Creek/Castro Valley/Hayward/Pleasanton)
  • SF Peninsula (Brisbane, Millbrae, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo, Pacifica, Daly City)
  • San Francisco 
  • Sacramento Valley & Foothills (Sacramento,Davis,Fair Oaks,Nevada City,Grass Valley,Chico,Fresno)
  • North Bay & Beyond (Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt)



  • Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 01:30 PM · 5 rsvps
    Pleasant Hill Cohousing in Pleasant Hill, CA

    Pleasant Hill Cohousing Tour

    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, and you can use this event listing to coordinate carpooling, bike riding, and the like.

    Normally the first Sunday of the month, the January tour will take place the second Sunday to avoid New Year's Day.

    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

    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.


    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. 

  • Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 10:15 PM

    Kingfisher cohousing work party/potluck/tour

    EBCOHO Supporting Member Group Kingfisher Cohousing will have two units available for purchase later this year.



    If you would like to get to know us, we have a monthly open house where you can help work in the garden, join us for a potluck lunch, and see the property.

    Please check out our website at

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 09:00 AM · 120 rsvps

    National Cohousing Open House Day 2017

    National Cohousing Open House Day:April 29Many of the Golden State's cohousing neighborhoods will be participating in the second annual National Cohousing Open House Day, on Saturday, April 29.

    We'll include a directory here, tour opportunities, related events, virtual tours, and more. Sign up for updates.

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 at 09:00 AM through May 22, 2017 · 225 rsvps

    National Cohousing Conference (Nashville)

    2017 National Cohousing Conference in NashvilleCohousing California is a proud sponsor of the 2017 National Cohousing Conference, to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, this May. Join us there as part of the California delegation to learn all about creating and living in community.

    Meet our member communities like Fair Oaks EcoHousing, currently under development East of Sacramento.

    Learn from experienced communitarians and community organizers and community developers.

    This page will feature highlights of the California contributions to the conference.

    RSVP here if you're going, but to register or learn more on the 2017 National Cohousing Conference website: