Sunwise Co-op

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2535 Westernesse Road
+1 (530)753-SOLR
<sunwise DOT coop AT gmail DOT com>
[WWW]co-op directory listing
[WWW]Solar Community Housing Association

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Sunwise Co-op is a cooperative household in the Village Homes neighborhood in West Davis. Sunwise is an eco-friendly house run cooperatively, providing low-income housing opportunities in Davis, California. The 8-bedroom house is full of low-impact features such as solar water heating, photovoltaic panels, passive solar design, and composting. We grow our own veggies in a big luscious garden, and enjoy the company of chickens and bees (and each other). We maintain the house through weekly chores and monthly workdays, share vegetarian dinners Monday through Thursday (with the occasional meat or vegan option), and make decisions by consensus during bi-weekly house meetings. All house members must be either students or earn less than 80% of median income for the region (in other words, less than $42,000).

Sunwise Co-op is part of a non-profit organization called the Solar Community Housing Association (SCHA) that includes two co-ops on J St.
downtown and, currently, The Domes on the UC Davis campus. Residents of our co-op community have the opportunity to serve on the SCHA Board of
Directors, and help shape the future of the organization. SCHA's mission is to “...encourage and create community and respect for environment through
affordable, cooperative housing.”

We encourage you to join us for one of our house potluck-style dinners Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m.! Also, our house work parties happen the second Sunday of each month starting at 9 am. If you are interested in joining us for dinner or a work party, please send an email at least a day or two in advance to


Sunwise Co-op is currently seeking a housemate! The room is available now. We are accepting applications through Friday, January 24th, and choosing a housemate by January 26th.

You can learn more about our Co-op by visiting our blog, which we haven't updated in awhile, but it should give you some sense of how we live and what we're about.)

To apply, please send your responses to the questions below to

1. Tell us a little about yourself in terms of work, school, or however you spend your time.

2. Have you ever lived in a cooperative housing situation before? What interests you about living here?

3. Why are you leaving your current residence?

4. From what you have heard so far, how do you see yourself being involved in our community? What would you bring to the community in terms of technical or interpersonal skills, hobbies, etc.?

5. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

6. How often would you be available to join in our house dinners (Monday-Thursday at 7:00 pm)?

7. How long are you interested in living here?

8. Do you have any pets?

9. Please let us know what evenings you would be available for a “meet the house” dinner. Dinners are at 7:00 pm Monday through Thursdays; please allow at least 1 hour; we’ll feed you.

10. Please provide us with a phone number, email, or other way of contacting you to follow up on your application.


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2011-11-23 11:35:40   I love you Sunwise co-op! —WanderBee

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