The Faux-Op (fake co-op) is a large rented house that is run as a cooperative house, separate from the Santa Barbara Student Housing Co-op system. It once hosted Bean Nights (weekly open mic night with music, readings, and other performances) and is currently looking for performers to help restart the tradition.
The Faux houses roughly 20 awesome individuals from all over the world. We have housemates of various ages (18 - 30), backgrounds, identities, ethnicities, all pursuing different things (UC students, SBCC students, and others working full-time). We hang out as a community often, and coordinate events with other co-ops and local groups.
The Faux has; a garden (we grow some of our own food), a projection screen for movies, a die table, balconies (and a hammock), a fire pit, and a Washer and Dryer (not coin-operated! We like to brag about it)
- Respect others' sexual identity, religion, and core values (in general just be a decent human).
- Everyone gets a chore. . (ex: cooking, food shopping, cleaning, etc.)
- House meetings every other Sunday (this is where we discuss things like rent, chores, any ideas to better the house, etc.)
Anyone interested in joining the co-op can watch the UCSB Free and For Sale page, or FB Marketplace, for ads posted randomly throughout the year when we have a vacancy. The highest move-in availability is is June.
More about Bean Night: