Formed: 1974 Established: 1974
This page last updated:1/9/2013
Mackenzie Heights Collective
Vancouver, British Columbia,
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The MacKenzie Heights Collective, formerly known as the King Edward Collective, has been a cooperative household for over 30 years in Vancouver, BC. We share vegetarian meals, social gatherings, environmental consiciousness, ideas and laughter. This is a special place to live, and enriches the lives of those that live here.
We buy our groceries primarily from local organic suppliers. Each member of the community cooks one vegetarian dinner per week, and we share food shopping and household chores.
Mackenzie Heights Collective has been the host for many community gatherings from book club meetings, intentional community study group gatherings to incredible Halloween parties, and Thanksgiving potlucks.
We have more composters per capita than any place that we know of, and gargoyles abound in our yard. This is a home where you can hear live classical music and smell fresh bread baking from the kitchen. We have a wildlife tree in our backyard that features a posted list of the many varieties of bird life that we have counted here in our natural habitat. We have created a front yard that contains many plants which are indigenous to the Pacific Northwest and huge trees that shield our home from the road. Our large, character home has hardwood floors, a fireplace, big trees and a great view of the mountains and the city.
King Edward House was established as a shared co-op house in the mid-1970's, and has been operating under the same basic priniciples for over 30 years.
If you are interested in getting to know more about us, please give us a call.
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Former/Other Names: King Edward House
This page last updated:1/9/2013
Visitor Process: Those interested in visiting us should contact us in advance via email. We prefer to choose a time when many of us are here to meet our visitors and exchange information and ideas.
Vancouver Collective House Network
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
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Leadership Core Group:
(We are small enough that we all participate in major decisions.)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(We are all responsible for contributing efforts to maintain and improve the household, and people choose the tasks that most interest them.)
(We each contribute $55/month to a house fund that is used for things that benefit the community.)
Land and Buildings
(We live in a residential area of Vancouver.)
0.1 acres (0.0 hectares)
Land Owned By:
An absentee landlord
Percentage of Food Grown:
(Depending upon whether we have passionate gardeners or not, this can vary. We have great garden space.)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all dinners
(Our communal dinners provide a key part of the social structure of our house.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
We all share a common diet
(We eat vegetarian meals in the house, although some members joyfully go out for burgers on their own.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
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