An excerpt from my multi media performance project Extraordinary Forest, in which I explore the ideas of homes and community. Canyon Oakland is an unincorporated community situated between Oakland and Moraga in which they maintain their own roads and and water systems. In the 1960's Canyon became the center of political and social protest and alternative lifestyles. It was also the time where they they fought and won a battle to keep the land from The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD). Many of the homes are hand built by the owners.