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Design Closure

Announcing our Design Closure Workshop led by Charles Durrett and introducing Intelligent City, experts in mass timber construction.

Design a home that supports your individual needs and preferences, while also being part of a collaborative community? Join us for our two-day where we will bringing together the design decisions from four weekends of workshops along with information provided by the geotech engineer, the civil engineer, the survey, and more in order to review and tweak the designs that will be submitted to the City of Vancouver for a development permit.  

Imagine living in a 30 unit strata complex, thoughtfully designed to foster a sense of togetherness. Our spacious apartments feature all the comforts of traditional style living, including a kitchen, living room, dining room, and laundry facilities. However, what sets us apart is our ample shared spaces that serve as the heart of our community.

Experience the joy of shared dinners in our inviting common dining room, where residents gather to break bread and forge lifelong connections. Your kids will love the dedicated playroom, a place for them to explore, create, and make lasting friendships. And for those with a green thumb, our community gardens provide the perfect space to cultivate plants and share gardening tips.

At East Van Cohousing, we believe in the power of connection. Our shared spaces are designed to facilitate meaningful interactions, allowing residents to truly connect as a community. Whether it's engaging in lively conversations over meals, organizing events, or simply sharing a cup of coffee, you'll find endless opportunities to forge friendships and create memories.

The fee for the workshop is on a sliding scale from $600 to $1800, depending on your ability to pay. If you proceed with the project will count as double towards a future share purchase in the East Van Cohousing community. This workshop is an excellent opportunity to support the development of a new cohousing community and invest in your future home.

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Childcare is available at the workshop, please let us know if you would like to take us up on this service.

Lunch is provided.

Newcomers are welcome, and we ask that you be an observer for this workshop as it builds on all the work we've already done.  It is recommended that you attend an "All About Cohousing" zoom call before this workshop, and read the project binder that includes the process that we are following for building our cohousing, and the decisions that we had made so far.

We are building a custom multigenerational vibrant community, not brick by brick, but decision by decision.

This cohousing community initiative is supported by the Amisto Cohousing Society.

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