With the housing crisis continuing to grip the Bay Area, cohousing is one area gaining traction, both for its increased density as well as its potential benefits for more sustainable building practices.
Cohousing, which focuses on building a community of private homes, usually in townhome or more densely packed single-family homes, around a common shared space and increased shared amenities. Cohousing usually involves a more active set of residents, engaged with each other and in the governing of the community.
One group, Fair Oaks Ecohousing, which is building a cohousing community in Fair Oaks – just outside of Sacramento – is coming to the West Valley this weekend to share information about the cohousing concept. In addition to showing a video about cohousing in Nevada City, the Fair Oaks presenters will answer questions and have information on hand about their development.
The Fair Oaks Ecohousing complex is set to come online next month.
This free seminar on cohousing is set for Saturday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers will hold it at the Vista Del Lago Clubhouse, 151 Buckingham Dr., in Santa Clara.
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