East Van Cohousing

1881 E Hastings St and Victoria Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia

You are invited to a rare opportunity to join a vibrant new cohousing community in Vancouver with friendly neighbours and a sustainable, active and enjoyable West Coast lifestyle.

Cohousing is a great way to live, and you should have the opportunity to live in a friendly neighbourhood where everyone knows your name. And your kids’ names. 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.
  • Enhances physical, mental and social health.
  • A better way of life

Imagine a new cohousing at Hastings and Victoria, a couple blocks from Commercial Drive, one of Vancouver’s best places! The Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood is well placed for more density and is actively being redeveloped – so you have the opportunity to get into a vibrant cohousing from the initial stages.

With its proximity to schools, parks, swimming pools, shopping, and dining, this cohousing community offers residents a convenient and accessible living environment.

Being next door to an elementary school, just a few blocks from a high school, park and indoor pool, as well as several grocery stores, drug stores, and restaurants, this cohousing community provides residents with easy access to a variety of amenities.

More than the location and the design, people who live in cohousing report that it’s the community that is the most valuable part of cohousing. Participatory decision making, having meaningful connections with neighbours, and having the joy and belonging of being part of an intentional community that values you and your contribution. Its a great way to raise kids and teens, and to age in place, and all stages in between. Pets welcome!

Members joining now will be influential in shaping the culture of our community and experience the excitement of seeing the community being built. Our common denominator is that we all share a desire to live in a neighbourhood that fosters an active and supportive community lifestyle. We plan to share and enjoy many meals together in our common house.

12 reasons to live in cohousing

  1. Strong sense of community: Live among like-minded individuals and build relationships with neighbours.
  2. Future residents participate in the design of the community so that it meets their needs.
  3. Increased social interaction: Participate in community events and activities to stay connected with others.
  4. Sustainable living: Cohousing communities often prioritize environmental sustainability, implementing eco-friendly practices such as energy-efficient homes, shared vegetable gardens, and reduced car usage.
  5. Shared meals: Optional home-cooked meals are a daily pleasure in cohousing communities, providing opportunities for residents to gather, socialize, and share food and conversation.
  6. Safety and security: Enjoy a safer living environment with a supportive and watchful community.
  7. Diversity: Live among a diverse group of people from different backgrounds and cultures.
  8. Access to shared resources: Benefit from shared amenities such as gardens, workshops, and common rooms; as well as informal sharing amongst friendly neighbours.
  9. Improved quality of life: Enjoy a more fulfilling and satisfying lifestyle with a strong sense of belonging and purpose.
  10. Intergenerational living: Cohousing communities offer opportunities for families, elders, and individuals of all ages to live and interact with one another, promoting intergenerational relationships and breaking down age barriers.
  11. Sustainable living: Cohousing communities often prioritize environmental sustainability, implementing eco-friendly practices such as energy-efficient homes, shared vegetable gardens, and reduced car usage.
  12. Best of both worlds: Cohousing communities offer the opportunity to live in a supportive and socially-connected environment while retaining independence and privacy.

Ways to learn more:

  • Look at East Van Cohousing on the web.
  • Join our email list, and be the first to get updates.
  • Check out a free zoom info session, where you’ll hear about cohousing and
  • more details on East Van Cohousing, and get a chance to ask questions.
  • Email to friends@amisto.ca