Cohousing

Cohousing

Resident dishes on life in Vancouver’s first cohousing development

Two years in: Consensus building, shared space and four group meals a week Naoibh O’Connor / Vancouver Courier JANUARY 19, 2018 10:54 AM [soliloquy id=”4908″] Almost two years ago, residents of the city’s first cohousing development — Vancouver Cohousing — moved in. Located in Kensington-Cedar Cottage on East 33rd near Argyle Street, the building, which took years to […]

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LET THE MUSIC FLOW

Weddings, Birthdays, Parties – all a good reason for celebration and music. With skilled guitar, violin, cello, base and piano players in our community we have great parties, sometimes with the addition of a few talented guests. A recent band had us square dancing into the evening. We were also fortunate to have a talented

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THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Vancouver Cohousing is located in Vancouver BC, at 1733 East 33rd Ave. between Victoria and Knight in Vancouver’s Kensington-Cedar Cottage neighbourhood. Our site is in a traditional neighbourhood and is walkable to vibrant Victoria Drive, with restaurants, cafes, and grocers. Amenities include the Kensington Community Centre, Famous Foods organic grocery, and many Asian markets. Our

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OUR PROJECT

Vancouver Cohousing consists of 29 privately owned, fully equipped homes plus 2 rental units, in addition to a large and beautiful common house and outdoor common areas. This vibrant community is located on 33rd Avenue between Victoria Drive and Knight Street. There are no units currently available for sale. We moved in on March 1, 2016.

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Vision & Values

Vision: To be an inspirational model of a cohousing community. Mission: To create a multi-generational community that enables meaningful connection and relationships, allows space for authentic expression, encourages personal growth and generates a sense of safety and belonging Values: Harmony: A place/environment that balances individual and communal needs, encourages co-operation and celebrates our differences Inclusiveness: Welcoming

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What’s Cohousing

Cohousing communities consist of privately owned homes in addition to extensive common areas. They are designed by residents who choose to live in a close-knit neighbourhood with a healthy blend of privacy and community. Residents manage their own cohousing communities, and also perform much of the work required to maintain the property as well as

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OUR COMMUNITY

We’ve happily settled into our homes and community at 1733 E.33rd Ave. Four years after the first public meeting at the WISE Hall in February 2012, Vancouver Cohousing became a reality, with move-in at the end of February 2016. With most kitchens facing into the courtyard, and other ways the architecture supports connection, we’re in touch

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