Cohousing communities consist of privately owned homes plus extensive common areas. They are designed by residents who have chosen 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. They participate in the preparation of common meals, and meet regularly to solve problems and develop policies for the community.
Locally, there are cohousing communities in North Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley and the Chilliwack area.
Hundreds of others have been built across Canada, the U.S. and Europe.