What we're about
This group is for anyone who would like to learn more about cohousing, meet others who are interested in cohousing, or live in cohousing in the Metro Vancouver area.
For those who are new to the cohousing concept, here’s a definition from Wikipedia:
“Cohousing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohousing) is a type of intentional community composed of private homes supplemented by shared facilities. The community is planned, owned and managed by the residents – who also share activities, which may include cooking, dining, child care, gardening, and governance of the community. Common facilities may include a kitchen, dining room, laundry, child care facilities, offices, internet access, guest rooms, and recreational features. Cohousing facilitates interaction among neighbors for social, practical benefits, economic and environmental benefit."
This meetup group is not formally connected or affiliated with any particular cohousing community. If you would like to get in touch with an existing or forming community, you can find contact information and descriptions for local groups on the website of the Canadian Cohousing Network (http://www.cohousing.ca/detailed.htm#BC). The CCN website also has lots of other cohousing information and resources.
Joining requirements and privacy concerns
To join this group, you will need to have or create a profile that includes a real picture of yourself and your first name. This is because this group is meant to help people actually meet others with similar interests, which is harder to do when you don't know someone's name and can't recognize them from a picture. Join requests that don't include this info will remain "pending" or be declined.
Privacy: This group is set to "private," which means that only other members can see your profile or any info about events and who's attending them.