Roberts Creek Cohousing is the first purposely built, rural cohousing community in Canada. After five and one half years of plotting, planning, sweat, tears and approximately five hundred meetings, we began construction in late 2003. All 31 homes were occupied by December 2004.
Our community is home to a rich diversity of adults and children from Canada and elsewhere (USA, U.K., South Africa, with children from Guatemala and Kazakhstan). Currently we have approx 50 adults ranging in age from 18 - 83 and 28 children from 3 months - 18.
Our site is 20 acres, with the buildings occupying 9 acres. The houses are mostly single-family homes with some duplexes. We share a small (so far) community garden and a workshop.
We have a large common house that is central to the physical and emotional heart of our community. Since the common house was finished in June 2005, we have been sharing regular community dinners together (twice a week so far).
Now that the hardware is in place we are beginning to focus more on the work of creating honest and authentic connection. It's not always easy, however most members are committed to learning. Our most recent learning was a workshop with Diana Leafe Christian.
Our other main focus is to generally have a good time.
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Roberts Creek Cohousing
Roberts Creek (Sunshine Coast), British Columbia VON 2WO Canada
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