Hi! I'm working on forming a small co-op of up to probably 5 people at most in the Bay Area of California. The city will probably be Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, San Jose, or a hilly/lake/park section of Berkeley or Oakland. Each person will hopefully pay under $600/month total for rent+utilities, and refundable security deposit of $0-600. Move-in date at earliest would be May 13, 2013. Even if I end up moving to some other home for awhile, this co-op idea is still one I'd like to co-create at some point hopefully within 2013.
I don't know yet if it'll be 100% low-fat raw vegan, or just vegan, or just vegetarian, or what. But nutrition and growing produce will definitely be welcome, and I do really enjoy living with vegans and especially fruit heads. (I'm low-fat high-raw vegan.)
There are many other ways I dream of this home being a healthy, relaxed, warm oasis: non-toxic cleaning products, no strong chemical smells (sage, incense, essential oils welcome), no cigarettes, no daily/heavy drug use, quiet enough to sleep 10pm-10am, conflicts handled maturely, monthly house meetings, chore chart, yoga and dance and healing arts and other art not forced yet very welcome, often-opened sunny windows, etc. And of course the nearby redwoods and beach and California gorgeous nature and awesome conscious events.
Please let me know if this resonates!! :D The Bay Area is very special...can tell you about it if you haven't visited yet.
Here's my Craigslist post:
I'm an SF native going to into my junior year at college in Oregon. I aspire to be completely HCRV but it's a process getting that much fruit so I eat some cooked starches.
I am also an ashtanga yoga aspirant and an ultra marathon runner, and I adore the idea I living in a community like you described.
Perhaps a couple years in the future? Lets connect!
Did this end up being started? I just moved into the area and if this is still happening I'd like to be a part of it sometime next year if it's in Berkeley or Oakland.
Oh wow, I wish wish wish I was in cali right now. Sounds epic.
Did anything ever some of this? I"m very interested in this idea!