Coquitlam Cohousing

Join us on a Cohousing Journey

Attend the Getting It Built Workshop, Oct 15 and 16 from 10 to 4pm at the Coquitlam Public Library.  

Register here: https://tinyurl.com/57sar56r 

When we started Vancouver Cohousing in 2014, it was a great success and now has hundreds of people on its waiting list, so we have been looking for ways to create more cohousing options for folks in Vancouver area. As a result, we are launching a new cohousing in Coquitlam, in a beautiful neighbourhood, walkable to skytrain, shopping, parks and schools. 

Cohousing is much more than another strata.

  • It is a community where you not only greet your neighbours, you know your neighbours.
  • Together, you create a true community with people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • From the energy of youth to the wisdom of elders, everyone is enriched.
  • Village living in the 21st century.
  • Large Common House for entertaining, community dinners, events.
  • Ageing in place with people of all ages.
  • Enhances physical, mental and social health.
  • A better way of life, created in Europe, recreated for Coquitlam

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Ways to learn more

Attend a zoom info session. At each zoom session we introduce ourselves, do a short presentation and then Q&A. Signup to get the zoom link.

Drive by the site. And explore the area. Please do not go onto the property or talk with the existing business on the location.

Attend the Getting It Built Workshop, Oct 15 and 16 from 10 to 4pm at the Coquitlam Public Library.  Register here: https://tinyurl.com/57sar56r 

Join our core email list and plan a social. To meet other folks interested in the project. Email us at info@coquitlamcohousing.com and we can add you to the list.

Join our email list for project updates.

More about Cohousing

Little Mountain Cohousing In Vancouver

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 the social fabric. They participate in the preparation of common meals, and meet regularly to solve problems, develop policies for the community, and have fun.

Vancouver Cohousing

COHOUSING PROJECTS

Locally, there are cohousing communities in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley and the Bowen Island. (For more information on completed and forming communities in Canada, see the Canadian Cohousing Network.) 150 have been built across the United States and more in Europe, including Denmark, where cohousing originated, as a modern form of village and mutually supportive community.

Proposed site at 1138 Falcon Drive, Coquitlam

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Located on Falcon Drive, one block north of Barnet Highway in Coquitlam, near the corner of Barnet and Falcon. This property offers easy highway and transit access to amenoties on Port Moody and Coquitlam. Rapid transit (Inlet Station) is within walking distance. Schools, grocery shopping, restaurants, parks, play grounds are all within walking distance. Only a few minutes from Suter Brook Village in Port Moody and Coquitlam Center. Pomme Natural Market and Nature’s Way Market and T&T are a 5 minute drive. Check out the local Amenities.

“Cohousing is the name of a type of collaborative housing that attempts to overcome the alienation of modern housing, where few people know their neighbours and there is little sense of community.”

A Cohousing Network

Finding land for cohousing can be very challenging. We have assembled a team with the help of Alan Carpenter from the Canadian Cohousing Network and Yonas Jongkind  who is skilled in early stages of development and Chuck Durrett who brought cohousing to North America. They are committed to expediting cohousing in the early stages so that new developments succeed. Yonas has recently purchased the property for Lost Lake Cohousing in Nanaimo using the company called Amisto at Amisto.ca. Find out more about Amisto and the goal of expediting cohousing. The 1138 Falcon Drive property if situated between Suter Brook Village in Port moody and Coguitlam Centre

Architectural rendering of potential building

QUESTIONS?

Whether you’re curious about cohousing, how a community is formed, the process of building cohousing and a strong community, we’re here to answer any questions.

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