There's a rare opportunity to create a new mini-cohousing community by buying a multi-unit building across the street from Oakland's Hidden Creek Cohousing, on a block with lots of group houses and communities including Canticle Farm.
Join us Sunday morning via Zoom to hear from EBCOHO member Clay, a member of Hidden Creek, a unique intimate cohousing neighborhood adapted from a set of condos on a walkable side street near 35th Avenue & Foothill in the Upper Fruitvale neighborhood.
Learn about the site and the potential for it to become its own community in relationship to / partnership with established communities. See how Hidden Creek adapted their yard space to create play areas, gardens, and gathering spots, working with nature and creatively building on what was there.
Meet other people interested and learn how folks might be able to go in together on a purchase.
If you can't make it this Sunday morning on short notice, no problem, just RSVP and we'll send you a link to the recording afterwards, with follow-up opportunities.
From the real estate listing (offered at $739,000): This triplex features two one-bedroom one-bathroom units and one two-bedroom one-bathroom. All units have great floorplans and are structurally in fantastic condition but could use renovation to really shine. The two front 1/1 units have garages and balconies while the rear 2/1 unit has a nice private backyard. There is also a locked, common laundry room with washer and dryer that the three units share. The complex also features has a large “L” shaped lot that connects to the next street (Harper Street) and would be perfect for expanded parking or creating a nice green space or garden area for the complex
Video virtual tour from the listing agent:
Background on Hidden Creek Cohousing: We are a small, urban, retrofit cohousing community, with four units on a half acre in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland, California. We share weekly meals, frequent celebrations, and not-quite-monthly work parties. We also share a laundry room, bike storage, tools, and a large organic garden with bees, chickens, and a dozen fruit trees. We completed our condo conversions (meaning all members now own their own units) in October, 2007.
Learn more about Canticle Farm, a cohousing-style EcoVillage community a few doors down:
Learn more about Amor Art Farm, a previous group house community also on the block (note that site may be out of date):
(plus there are several other not-listed-in-any-directory group houses on the block, with interest in deepening connections and finding neighbors that will invest together in extended community, not just "fix and flip" for investment)
RSVP here to get emailed the Zoom link.