Welcome!  The San Francisco Bay Area has a rich history of cooperative living and economies that continues to grow today. 

This site is a directory of people, groups, and events that share cooperative values. 
You can get started with the Bay Area co-op housing directory or list of Bay Area hackerspaces!

Housing Cooperatives
Shared living ranging from houses where you share bathrooms and kitchens, to cohousing communities where you have your own apartment and access to a common house with periodic dinners with your neighbors.
Businesses owned and run either by the workers, or by those who shop there.

Hackerspaces, infoshops, free skools, and other community spaces offer non-hierarchical spaces for people to learn from each other and work together.