Formed: 1999 Established: 2004
This page last updated:5/3/2013
Oak Creek Commons
Paso Robles, California,
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Oak Creek Commons is a cohousing community dedicated to creating a sense of community through joint activities and meals. Our homes are on 4.4 acres, with adjoining 10 acres of California oak woodlands. We have thriving gardens and an orchard. Community members built a children's play structure and contributed to building a workshop. We have common meals two days a week, as well as Saturday-morning bagels and TGIF parties. In addition to enjoying pool and spa, we have big meals for Thanksgiving and solstice and have a (more or less!) fabulous 4th of July parade.
Many members are highly active in local sustainability and other green efforts, and some are politically active locally. We welcome having more children in the community.
Paso Robles, the site of Oak Creek Commons, is a charming and growing town of 29,000 in the heart of the Central Coast wine country (as in the movie "Sideways"). We have bright clear sunny days most of the year. We are midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and 30 minutes from Pacific beaches on the coast. There are great bicycling and hiking opportunities nearby, as well as a large amateur arts community, good musical opportunities, and many interesting activities year-round, such as antique car shows, wine and olive festivals, a country fair, etc. Our community is surrounded by a countryside of gorgeous rolling hills with vineyards, oaks, wild grasses, and a springtime wildflower heaven nearby. We are 27 miles from the "big city" of San Luis Obispo, a charming college town (California Polytechnic) with fun shops and bistros.
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This page last updated:5/3/2013
(Yes but reservations are needed)
Visitor Process: Contact Sue Aiken at the group's email address.
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.
Open to new members:
(Yes, whenever a home is for sale or rental comes available.)
Leadership Core Group:
(Homeowners association and committees.)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
($60 for couples and $40 for singles deducted from homeowners dues if couples contribute 3 hours per month and singles 2 hours per month.)
(Usual homeowner's assn fee)
Land and Buildings
14.4 acres (5.8 hectares)
(Includes 10 acres of oaks)
Land Owned By:
Number of Residences:
(5 freestanding homes; 31 homes are part of a duplex or triplex)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
(Common meals always include a vegetarian choice)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Public and private schools)
Number of Units:
31 condos +5 houses
Square Feet in Common House:
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