Formed: 1997 Established: 2001
This page last updated:11/13/2012
Pleasant Hill Cohousing
Pleasant Hill, California, San Francisco Bay Area,
(near Walnut Creek, east of San Francisco)
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We are a suburban cohousing community on 2.2 acres in Pleasant Hill, California, (near Walnut Creek, east of San Francisco). We have 32 self-sufficient townhouse-style units along with a common house (kitchen/dining room, sitting room, laundry, and kidsí room), workshop, organic garden, kiln, pool, and hot tub. We used energy efficient green building features in our original design and added photovoltaic solar panels after move-in. A hiking/biking trail, an elementary school, and various shops are all nearby. We moved in fall 2001. Our vision is to create and live in a community that fosters harmony with each other, the larger community, and nature.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
Former/Other Names: Central Contra Costa E-Z Cohousing
This page last updated:11/13/2012
(We prefer that visitors be hosted by a community member when they visit.)
Visitor Process: We have monthly tours on the first Sunday of the month (most months). Please see our website for more information: http://phch.org/findoutmore.htm. Also, we are usually one of the stops on the northern California bus tours sponsored by the Cohousing Association. See http://www.cohousing.org/tours for more information.
Fellowship for Intentional Community
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:
(if and when a unit is for sale or rent)
(modified consensus, with voting backup procedure)
Leadership Core Group:
(Executive Committee elected each year)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Work 4 hours/month or buyout. Actively serve on at least one committee.)
(Homeowners Association dues)
Land and Buildings
2.2 acres (0.9 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Cook's choice but we try to always have a vegetarian or vegan option and a kid option.)
(Varies - vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores)
(Prohibited in common house)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(Varies by household)
Square Feet in Common House:
The CoHousing Company
Wonderland Hill Development
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