Who We Are
After being in real estate for several years locating homes clients, Sandi Bowman saw a need for smaller community living. What did that look like? As a Baby boomer, Sandi also wanted something different than what is being offered now. She wasn’t interested in large gated communities or large developments that offered condo living, then assisted living, etc. Her mother went into one of these communities and didn’t like it but options were limited. Sandi was looking for something more intimate where everyone knows their neighbor and they care about one another.
When she heard about cohousing, she went to Nevada City and learned from the best. Charles Durrett & Katy McCamant were the pioneers in introducing cohousing to the US from Denmark’s example. It gave her the opportunity to visit two cohousing communities. One, inter-generational and one 55+. The people who lived there were happy, engaging and very friendly. She loved the culture and made it her goal to bring this to Marin and surrounding counties.
Autumn Wagner is an Organizational Development Consultant with an extensive and award-winning background in human performance. An expert in building high-functioning teams, she brings her facilitation, organizational and community development skills to co-creating functional co-housing for the baby-boomer generation. She has a passion for supporting dignity, self-determination and personal growth through innovative housing options for the 55+ cohort.
She is a native San Franciscan and long term Marin County resident who is now an empty nester. She has a long-term interest in alternative housing situations and has hosted exchange students and done home-swapping. Concerned with the limited options available to those approaching retirement, she believes that we have much to learn from European models including the Danish co-housing model and the age-old Dutch “Hofje” approach.