Doyle Street Cohousing
Doyle Street Cohousing, Emeryville, CA We live in a vibrant community of small businesses, artist lofts, cafes, and single family homes. Like many residences and live/work spaces in this formerly industrial city, our building started its life as a warehouse. Currently 19 adults and 7 children live here. The community has seen many changes in two decades, but the cohousing model has proven to be resilient. For many years, we were fortunate to have living with us Katie McCamant and Chuck Durrett, authors of the best-selling book Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves. Chapter 17 of that book is all about Doyle Street. You can reach Katie and Chuck at The CoHousing Company, and links to their statements on Cohousing are in the Gallery/Links page. If you would like to know more about Doyle Street Cohousing or arrange a visit, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 601-7781. To learn more about cohousing, you'll find a wealth of resources at the Cohousing Association of the US Web site. The Association also organizes comprehensive tours of cohousing communities in Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. Our loft-style housing units range from 700 to 1,600 square feet. They all have their own kitchens, large windows, and many have cathedral ceilings with skylights, and wood burning stoves or fireplaces in the living room. Additionally, some have a small loft above the master bedroom and an extra storage closet above the other bedroom. Common facilities include a 2,000-square-foot common house with an industrial kitchen, a children's playroom, workshop, and laundry room, a landscaped patio garden, and a hot tub.