Last updated: March 10, 2014 (1 month ago)
Listing created on: September 29, 2012
(Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada)
- Status: Forming
- Formed: 2009 Established: 2015
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://belterracohousing.ca
- Contact Name: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 604-240-1036
726 Belterra Road
Bowen Island, British Columbia,
Visitors accepted: Yes
Open to new Members: Yes
Attend an information meeting. Become an Associate Member by paying a small fee which entitles the prospective member to participate in community meetings. If still interested, they would have a confidential meeting with Belterra’s project manager to discuss finances and determine eligibility for a mortgage. If the individual or family decides to proceed, they would make a down payment, have decision-making power and select their home from those remaining.
sustainable diverse community
If you visit the Belterra Cohousing Website, you can learn more about the talents and interests of our members (“Who We Are”), find out about the next Belterra informational meeting, and see renderings of the five buildings that will grace our 10 acres with 30 energy-efficient homes overlooking Howe Sound and the Canadian Coast Range. http://www.belterracohousing.ca
Or, find us on Facebook and sign up for our monthly eNewsletter, The Belterra Buzz.
In November, the bare slope began to sprout with the first signs of construction. Completion of the first of our five residential buildings is expected by November 2014.
At meetings, we find ourselves laughing a lot and enjoying the process of designing a community that includes community gardens, a 3,500 sf common house, greenhouse, workshop and children’s play areas. The homes and other facilities are BuiltGreen to Gold standard and have in-floor radiant heat. Each household may have up to “eight legs” for pets – that is two dogs, two cats, or one of each. There is a fairly strict non-smoking policy. We can rent our units, but aim to create a stable, imaginative and interesting community of families (and individuals) who will be partners in creating a culture of community.
The Belterra Mission Statement: To create and sustain an evolving community that embraces respect for a diverse group of ecologically accountable and socially responsible people.
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