A personal visit to a variety of cohousing communities offers you an experience that no photo, website or book can offer. To provide you with this opportunity, the Cohousing Association of the United States (Coho/US) sponsors daylong tours of cohousing communities in several areas around the nation.
An experienced cohouser or cohousing professional will take you to visit five to seven communities. As you travel between locations on a comfortable bus, the tour leader will give participants a chance to introduce themselves, share general information about cohousing, answer questions, provide fact sheets and site plans, and prepare you for your 40-minute visit to each community.
At each stop, a community host (often a long-time resident) will guide your group through his or her neighborhood and answer questions. Mid-day, you will receive a gourmet box lunch or a meal prepared in one of the common houses.
This particular tour will visit Sonoma County (Two Acre Wood in Sebastopol, Frog Song Cohousing in Cotati and Yulupa Cohousing in Santa Rosa) in the morning, and Pleasant Hill, Berkeley, Doyle Street (Emeryville) and Swan's Market Cohousing (Oakland) in the afternoon. The tour begins and ends at Swan?s Market Cohousing, 930 Clay Street, downtown Oakland.
Added by raines on March 1, 2006