We are creating a community of 7-24 people with a high level of sharing and connection. We are inspired by the nature around us as we attempt to create human habitat that emulates the beauty and complexity of living systems. We seek to intertwine reason and intuition, aesthetics and efficiency. We are interested in increasing our skills and education through experience, mentorship, sharing and study, and growing as individuals. Within a thriving cluster of income-sharing communities, we are creating a viable, regenerative alternative to the mainstream. We intend to strengthen the relationships between existing communities.
Cambia is a handcrafted commune, in sharp contrast to the grandmother commune, Twin Oaks, just down the road. Twin Oaks is a large place which includes industrial spaces, warehouses, tofu production facilities, rope machines, gang drills, and sawmills. All the spaces are closer and on a more human scale at Cambia. Some of the art is tiny and temporary.
Handcrafted means focusing on details: doorknobs from twisted branches, floors of pebbles and clay, tiny signposts, salvaged redwood around the hot tub and hyacinth pool. It is these and dozens of other tiny aspects that makes this stepping stone commune so precious.
Architecture shapes culture, so a guiding principle of Cambia is, if we can make it beautiful, we do. Architecture is unique as an art form because it integrates function with form. This includes landscaping and outdoor play spaces.
Type of Village
AmenitiesClubhouse, Community Building, Community Garden, Community Kitchen, Dog Park, Gaming Room, Hospice Care, Hot Tub, Laundry, Lawn Care, Onsite Storage, Playground, Showers, Stage, Walking/Bike Path
Community EventsCommunity Meals, Workshops
CultureAgricultural, Permaculture, Eco-friendly, Sustainable
EconomicsIncome Sharing, Resource Sharing
Lot Sizes (sq ft)
Number of Lots
|Forest, Treed, Pond(s)|
|Small Livestock, Poultry, Bees|