Darryl Berlin: Sebastopol, CA

Developing Cohousing Through Community Land Trusts

Darryl has studied and practiced the art of natural building for over 20 years. Co-founder of Natural Building in Community, a three-month, hands on building intensive and apprenticeship, he’s led aspiring students and building professionals through the history of building with materials gathered directly from the site. He also helped establish and lived at Emerald Earth Sanctuary, an intentional community based on permaculture principles: care for the earth, care for the people, return of the surplus.

Through his work as a builder, design consultant, community member and educator, Darryl is able to merge his passions for fine craft, ecological stewardship, relationship to place and social justice, all while getting in the mud and building homes.

He’s employed as Construction Project Manager for Fair Oaks EcoHousing, a cohousing neighborhood 18 miles east of Sacramento seeking additional members. He’s working to establish a community land trust in Sebastopol for small communities, as well as pursuing opportunities to  develop cohousing in Northern California.


Contact Info

Currently focused on seeking sites in Petaluma and Sonoma County, CA.

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