Who are we?
We're a multi-generational group of singles, couples, families with kids, and retirees, from different walks of life.
Some of our favourite things are cooking and eating, road bikes, gardening, coffee, mountain bikes, reading, commuter bikes, camping, hiking, music, craft beer and kids' bikes. Cargo bikes, sewing machines, tools and pets are also welcome.
Rather than becoming too busy or frantic and feeling over-extended or isolated, we want a more practical and social lifestyle, based on co-operation, respect and caring for our neighbours.
The young families in our group are excited to raise kids in cohousing, giving them room to be independent beyond their own backyard, as well as many opportunities to compromise with, learn from, and care about a wider circle of people.
The older members appreciate the chance to downsize, while maintaining access to amenities like a garden and a workshop, and sheltering themselves from isolation in the long run.
Our Community Values
Takes a village - Across all ages and activities, we value each person's contribution of time, knowledge, enthusiasm and creativity to our village and local community.
Do more with less - By rethinking the default approach to consumption, sharing resources and following the 3 R's (reduce; reuse; recycle), we act as stewards of our community and the wider environment, prioritizing interaction over materialism.
Money matters - Respectful of our members' budgets, we make responsible financial decisions, aiming for the strong long-term performance of our investment.
Working together - We trust each other to be responsible, to collaborate and to participate in the care and maintenance of our community.
Embrace diversity - We celebrate similarities and differences in our welcoming community, built on honesty, open-mindedness and respect for privacy.
Learning from each other - We use our individual strengths and our collective capacity to resolve conflicts in a respectful, collaborative and positive environment where people are not afraid to share their opinions.
Our vision for the future
To realize a respectful, inclusive and engaged cohousing community, built on the three pillars of sustainability:
We consider long-term value and practicality in our fiscal decision-making
We share resources to reduce our footprint and simplify our lives
We are a community built on trust, collaboration and generosity of spirit
We are designing and building a sustainable cohousing project in a walkable, bikeable North Vancouver location. We are creating a diverse, inclusive, resilient community that balances privacy and a deeper connection with our neighbours, for a simpler life.