Formed: 1991 Established: 1991
This page last updated:12/16/2012
San Geronimo Valley, California,
Forest Knolls, California,
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Coho Canyon is a micro-community founded in 1991 and best defined as a micro-village, cooperative or LLC. Located in the hills of the San Geronimo Valley in West Marin, County, California, we are in possession of two adjoining, south facing parcels neighboring 170 acres of undeveloped, natural forest.
Currently, we have three partners and are open to adding additional partners. Anyone interested should know that Marin County real estate is very pricey and, unfortunately,we are encumbered with a high monthly mortgage. A down payment for new members is in the neighborhood of $100K. Also, new partners would start out renting one of Coho Canyon's detached dwellings for up to two years before becoming a new partner. New partners will be able to manifest their ideas suitable for their needs. It could be as simple as a tenants in common where a vegetable garden is the only thing that is shared, or the new partners could agree on sharing all kinds of facilities which might include kitchens, workshops, yurts, etc.
At this point in time what we have to offer is the land and two dwellings to get started but, unlike many other cohousing groups, who already have created a well defined community, we are in the early stages and open to many ideas that the new partners envision.
This page last updated:12/16/2012
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Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(as needed, minimum once a month)
(Mortgage (if any) Tax & Insurance)
Land and Buildings
12.3 acres (5.0 hectares)
(Two adjoining parcels: 1 acre + 11.28 acres)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
Number of Residences:
(2 dwellings on each parcel)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Private school off the property
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