Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 486 8222
The founding house of Cooperative Roots was obtained by a collection
of fomer members of the University Students Cooperative Association.
Through contacts with the Seventh Generation Land Trust, a 3-story
residence was located in South Berkeley. The house is located across
the street from Malcom X Elementary School, where house members
perform volunteer yard duty.
Through negotiations with the owner, agreement has been reached
to purchase the property, pending renovations to make the house
habitable for a larger number of occupants. Setting up camp on the
lawn, residents quickly began working on the house. Currently, they
are incorporating sustainable building practices and keeping costs
low by using their own labor and acquiring free or salvaged materials.
Council meetings are run by consensus and occur on Mondays at 8:00pm.
House tasks have been divided
into sub-committees: workshift, food, construction, and finance.