This passive solar home has a number of custom upgrades (list available)  including black oak hardwood and Italian tile floors; skylights and windows that let in natural light; ultra quiet whole house fan.

The kitchen features an open floor plan with adjacent warming room with:

  • built in banquette

  • natural edge pecan breakfast bar

  • EPA Phase 2 wood burning stove 

  • arched opening from the kitchen into the dining room with large windows overlooking the thoughtfully landscaped backyard  

The master bedroom has:

  • private east facing balcony 

  • bathroom with a jacuzzi sized bathtub and custom tile 

Three other bedrooms:

  • Two upstairs bedrooms have high shelving

  • one has a built-in loft bed

  • downstairs bedroom has multi paned French door and can be used as a study, TV room or guest room.

The small fenced backyard is designed for relaxing and entertaining with:

  • sandstone patio and gardens

  • plumbed BBQ gas outlet

  • charming French door cottage for extra storage or your small shop or she shed.  

Front yard sandstone patio has:

  • custom built trellis

  • enjoys the view of a pond with the sounds of moving water for birdwatching or frog catching fun

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Valley Oaks Village ( is a multi-generational community of people of diverse ages and backgrounds who share a desire to live in a cohesive community. There is a commitment to using a council format that continues to evolve as members find new ways to enhance effective communication and problem-solving abilities and conflict resolution skills. It also has an effective organizational and administrative system with a leadership team format.


You will share multiple enhanced features with your co-housing neighbors which include:

  • large swimming pool with deck;

  • pool furniture with market umbrellas and deck seating;

  • shop with woodworking equipment;

  • arts and crafts studio;

  • pond with sitting area;

  • gazebo;

  • garden shed with varied garden tools and equipment;

  • organic community garden plus

  • separate area to have personal garden;

  • fruit trees;

  • composting system;

  • shared garbage and recycling;

  • children’s play area with climbing area, swings and tunnels

  • open lawn area used for

  • games and seating for dinners;

  • common house with library; game room; commercial type kitchen (can sign up for dinners to cook or enjoy); large dining area; office; library; bedroom for guests; second large private guest room (called Salon); outside bathroom and shower; lounge with wood burning stove for meetings/gatherings; (note: can sign up to use common house for social gatherings); large outside front patio with outdoor seating and trellis; roof garden


Valley Oaks Village is right next to Bidwell Park and Big Chico Creek with its running, hiking, horseback riding and par trails with a bike path to either downtown and Chico State University or upper Bidwell Park (

Please contact Julie Liukkonen (530) 514-0668 ( or Richard Perrelli (530) 624-2289 ( for more information about the house and to set up a home and community tour. There will be an open house on Sunday, June 12, from 10:00 to 1:00.

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