We are a Calgary cohousing community working to build:
An Old Fashioned NeighboUrhood
Cohousing is an intentional community of private homes clustered around shared space.
Designed for spontaneous interactions
Support for families
Vibrant sense of community
Have you had a conversation with a neighbour lately?
Do you feel comfortable knocking at the house next door for an egg?
Do your kids have neighbourhood play dates, no coordination needed?
In a cohousing community, the answer to these questions is YES!
We are a diverse group of Calgarians who have chosen to build a unique community within the city where families and individuals can enjoy the benefits of truly knowing and trusting their neighbours, while retaining the privacy of owning their own homes.
In cohousing neighbours maintain independent incomes and lifestyles, while participating in a ‘sharing economy’ that enriches their lives. Each home has traditional amenities, including a private kitchen. The community has a common house, which may include a larger kitchen and dining area, and recreational spaces used for children’s play areas, yoga, music, woodworking etc…, as well as guest rooms. This amenity is used on a daily basis by many in the community, allowing homeowners to build a smaller home for themselves. Shared outdoor space includes parking, open space and gardens. Cohousing is designed by future residents via a participatory process, making it unique to anything being built in Calgary today.
Cohousing is a great way for our kids to grow up with a strong network of care, to play freely in a neighbourhood of all ages that celebrates their experiences and holds their best interests in mind. Cohousing neighbourhoods are designed for people-focused living, and facilitate a sharing culture. It creates an environment where everyone feels supported and respected at each stage of our life's journey.
mosaic village will be a thriving, caring, diverse, multigenerational community.
Through a variety of community social activities and events, including regular meals together; and through participating in making the decisions that affect us all, we continue to build a strong and dynamic community of caring and supporting people. Essentially we are just neighbours helping neighbours, but together we are able to offer lots of shared spaces and provide many shared resources, allowing us to live in more socially conscious and environmentally friendly ways. After all, not everyone needs to own a lawnmower and snowblower – or even hammers, saws and screwdrivers – we believe that encouraging a culture of generosity and sharing increases our quality of life and can decrease our consumption of materials and energy.
Ready to learn more?
We’d love to talk to you! Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cohousing is an old-fashioned neighbourhood with a village mindset. No compromises are made to your privacy, and each home is fully finished, with the addition of extensive common amenities. The benefits to residents of any age, whether financial, environmental and social - are extensive!
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