The Union is a coliving community in West Oakland designed for from the ground-up for shared living. It’s a net-zero energy building with rooftop solar panels and approximately 17 residents across 3 separate homes connected by an amazing skybridge.

The community has several thoughtfully furnished common spaces including a shared living room and an expansive community kitchen with dual stoves, fridges, and dishwashers. There’s also a backyard fire pit, coworking nook, and rentable private studio space on-site. The most loved community space at The Union is the stunning rooftop deck with sunset views of downtown Oakland.

Scroll down below to see photos and take a 3D walkthrough of the property!


The Union is only 2 blocks from West Oakland Bart (5 minutes to Downtown Oakland, 7 minutes to Downtown San Francisco). The West Oakland neighborhood is known for its strong culture, local art studios, and unique fusion restaurants. We love these West Oakland small local businesses and restaurants:

  • Mandela Grocery Cooperative (0.2 miles) for healthy food and wellness resources
  • 10th & Wood (0.5 miles) for “Po-Mi” sandwiches (think Banh mi meets Po’ Boy)
  • Old Kan Beer & Co (1.0 mile) for beer that feels like Oakland
  • Old Oakland Farmers Market (1.4 miles) for the Easy Bay’s most diverse, affordable, and accessible Farmer’s Market


“We have weekly official communal dinners together and share meal preparation, chores, and host activities in and out of the house together. We work together to keep our house clean, welcoming, and engaged. We do things together like karaoke, movie nights, birthday celebrations, jam sessions, art nights, rock climbing, field trips, even international travel together. We have an opt-in shared vegetarian food program that meets almost all of our dietary needs, and we help each other transform raw food goods into nourishing, delicious food for each other.”

The Union actively works towards & promotes a community that wants to foster a safe space for everyone and promote diversity. To learn more about what this means to us specifically, please reach out to set up a tour with one of our members.

“We all grow and learn from one another. We see community as a way to expand our networks, our experience, and ultimately our lives. We are looking for people that are excited for living in a community while also valuing individuality. Our home is the best of both worlds – you can do you own thing while also plugging into fun community events, dinners, and relationships.”


Members rent private bedrooms while coming together in beautifully furnished common areas to attend community dinners, host events, and share each others presence. We provide beautiful homes for members and a variety of community development programs including communication workshops, coaching on shared food & shared decision making, and events with other OpenDoor communities.

Our members regularly share with us that living in an OpenDoor community is one of the most meaningful experiences in their lives – whether it’s making lifelong friends, learning from housemates, or feeling a greater sense of belonging.


  • Rents: Starting at $1333
  • Utilities, Cleaning + Wifi: $100/month (less than half what you’d pay in a studio!)
  • Off-street Parking (optional): $50/month

LocationOakland, CA


OpenedNovember 2019


Rentstarting at $1333




Union Common Kitchen 1


Union Living Room

Union Common Kitchen 3


Union Roofdeck

Union Roofdeck

Union Courtyard 2

Union Courtyard

Union Exterior



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