Formed: 1999 Established: 1999
This page last updated:2/21/2011
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Mariposa Grove is an activism and arts community in north Oakland, organized as cohousing. The four adjacent houses contain eight apartments, as well as shared space for many meals, creative pursuits and collaborations, office space, workshop, gardens, etc. We've rebuilt severely deteriorated houses into a place where creativity inspires social change, activism inspires creative collaboration, and everyone is actively engaged in the urban fabric we inhabit. We engage in art parties, theater, fire performance, singing, and community organizing, sometimes together at home, sometimes separately with others in the broader community.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
This page last updated:2/21/2011
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):
Open to new members:
(When we have empty units only.)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Most units are for purchase only. There are only a few rental spaces.)
(Rent or condo fees.)
Land and Buildings
0.4 acres (0.2 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Independent land trust (not controlled by the community)
(2/3 owned my land trust, 1/3 of land owned by one household.)
Number of Residences:
(4 buildings, 8 units plus common house.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(This describes common meals only.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
:: Private school off the property
:: Public schooled
(Year common house renovations finished.)
Square Feet in Common House:
Self-developed. Help with Condo conversion of initial 6 units & common house from a local nonprofit.
Community Bank of the Bay. We do not recommend working with them.
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