Won’t you be our neighbour?
Cohousing is a collaborative process! Becoming an Explorer is a low risk way to ‘try before you buy’. If you think cohousing might be for you, why not start coming to our meetings?
PLEASE NOTE: While we are working through this very busy feasibility period with the land, we have decided to pause our Explorer intake. We will be happy to accept new Explorers thereafter, and are creating a wait list so that we know who to follow up with first.
We plan to host a kick-off workshop if we determine the land is a go, with expectations it might fall in July. We will share everything that we know at that time, including target home prices! You should be aware that due to our desire for a multigenerational community, we expect that we will hold more spots for households with children, or those planning for children. We are working to finalize how we will approach this.
Join the wait list by emailing email@example.com. We would appreciate if you could share: 1. The size of home you think you might like (Bedrooms/Baths. Single-level or 2-story, or if either is okay.) 2. If you are a household with children or have plans to have children in the future.
What Does IT MEAN TO BECOME an Explorer?
You can be involved in our discussions and decisions, and get a sense if you want to eventually live in cohousing, or be neighbours with us.
In order to start coming to meetings, we’d like for you to:
Sign up to our monthly newsletter. We share information about our project, as well as interesting tidbits about cohousing along the way.
Become familiar with our website so that you understand the basics of our group and cohousing. Can you afford a home in our estimated price range?
Start reading about cohousing in Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities by Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett. (Available at the Calgary Public Library, or order as an ebook or hard copy here. Our group also has copies that we’re willing to lend out!)
Explorers get paired with a community ‘buddy’ that will help you get up to speed on our project. Each household pays $100, which is credited to your home purchase if you decide to move forward. Both Explorer & Equity households pay $40/month which we use towards things like workshops, social events, marketing/website etc…
We’re pretty friendly people. :) Why not take a chance and see if cohousing is a good fit?