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Projects

Current and Past Projects

Lost Lake Cohousing, Nanaimo

Actively seeking members. Property purchased.

Coquitlam Cohousing

Actively seeking members. Property under contract.

East Van Cohousing

Actively seeking members. Property under negotiation.

Squamish Cohousing

Actively seeking members. Property search underway.

Victoria Cohousing

Actively seeking members. Property search underway.

Chemainus Cohousing

Actively seeking members. Property search underway.

Duncan Cohousing

Actively seeking members. Property search underway.

History of living in Cohousing and working together

  • Alan Carpenter’s cohousing history spans over 30 years, going back to the start of Windsong, Canada’s first Cohousing Community. As a founder of  and manager of the Canadian Cohousing Network Alan has been involved in supporting many projects get off the ground through help with financing, legal models and other resources.
  • Yonas Jongkind has lived a in three different of Cohousing Communities and was instrumental in the financial support of a variety of communities. He has always been ready with assistance around finding land and feasibility studies and setting up early workshops as he has recently done in the Lost Lake project.
  • Cam Doré discovered cohousing almost 20 years ago and has lived in Windsong and Vancouver Cohousing. He has traveled to over 20 cohousing communities. He has been building websites for over 20 years and has created a variety of websites to assist those wanting to learn more about cohousing and also builds and hosts Cohousing marketing websites.
  • Jennifer discovered cohousing in late 2019 when she moved to Pacific Gardens with her family, and is excited to help spread the word about this amazing lifestyle.

Long connection with founders of cohousing movement

  • Cohousing started in Denmark in the late 60s and early 70s by Architect Jan Gudmand-Hoyer. The first communities were on the outskirts of Denmark
  • In 1991 Muir Commons opened. It was designed by young architects Charles Durrett and partner Katie McCamant and was the first cohousing in North America
  • Windsong Cohousing was completed in 1997 and was designed by Chuck Durrett. It was Canada’s first cohousing.
  • Chuck Durrett has continued to influence Cohousing across North America and now lists 155 projects..
  • Alan Carpenter, Yonas Jongkind and Cam Dore have all had the opportunity to work and support the cohousing movement for many years.