Formed: 2002 Established: 2005
This page last updated:11/26/2012
Santa Rosa, California,
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Yulupa Cohousing is a 29-unit urban-infill cohousing community in Santa Rosa, California, an hour north of San Francisco in Sonoma County. We moved in in July 2005. We frequently have turnover, so contact us if you're looking to buy or rent in this area. (Units include studios, one, two and three bedrooms, and one large four-bedroom high rise unit!).
We are a diverse, intergenerational community. Excerpts from our Vision and Values include, “Our community's spirit grows out of profound respect for the natural world and our human connection to it… We seek to provide mutual support, inspiration, warmth, and openness to each member in a way that nourishes many generations.” Other values include diversity, acceptance, privacy, learning, growth and innovation, communication, and environmental and ecologic consciousness.
This was a developer-driven cohousing development with Michael Black, architect, who has designed two other cohousing communities in northern California. This is his most colorful, playful, and innovative design.
Common areas include a large common house with kitchen, dining room/multipurpose room, kids’ room, laundry room, and lounge. Also on the property are a guest room, exercise room and a workshop. A garden area is on site, and people sign up to claim a plot.
Check our website to view floor plans and to read current member bios, our values statement, and more.
Status: Alive & Well!
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This page last updated:11/26/2012
(With advance notice; telephone if possible.)
Visitor Process: Coming by to see the community facilities can sometimes work without advance notice, but there is no guarantee there will be someone available to show you around. Overnight visitors must be sponsored by a resident.
Best to contact us by email (email@example.com) and we will arrange a tour for you by a member.
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):
(there are 4 rental units currently)
Leadership Core Group:
(Only by virtue of having a representative Coordinating Committee with a member from each committee. There are also Home Owner Assn. officers, required by law.)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(We rotate upkeep tasks on an honor system basis. Monthly work days to keep our landscaping in order.)
(Homeowners association dues; amount varies by size of unit.)
Land and Buildings
1.7 acres (0.7 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Percentage of Food Grown:
(We have small vegetable garden areas scattered around the property. Fruit trees include pear, apple, persimmon, fig, pomegranate, guava.)
Share Community Meals:
(As of this writing (Nov. 2012) , shared meals agreement has become very informal and community meals are spontaneous, usually with several days advance notice. However, there is always a potluck after our monthly general meeting.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(We always have a vegetarian option and post sensitive ingredients for resident choice whether to sign up or not.)
(Prohibited in common areas.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(Some go to Waldorf private school, most to public school, and one family home schools.)
Square Feet in Common House:
(1324 sf additional common space includes a guest room, exercise room and a workshop.)
Luther Burbank Savings
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