FAQ

For information about Vancouver Cohousing project or about cohousing in general, please start with these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

What is cohousing?
Where and when did cohousing begin?

People Who Live in Cohousing

Who lives in cohousing?
Is the cohousing model best for certain family types?
Does Vancouver Cohousing have religious or political affiliations?

Ownership

Do members own their own homes?
What if a community member want to sell his or her home?
How do you balance public and private space?
Who owns the property?
Who owns the common house?

Community Life

What is a common house?
Do members have to share a kitchen with other members of the community?
What’s expected of members?
How much time is involved?
Is meeting attendance required?
Is this like living in a co-op?
Is this like living in a dorm?
Is this like living in a gated community?
Do I get free day care, elder care, or help if I get sick?