Tapestry Cohousing

Last updated: December 31, 2015 (1 month ago)

Listing created on: October 18, 2006

Tapestry Cohousing

(Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Started Planning: 2006
  • Start Living Together: 2017
  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Contact Name: Wendy Pearle
  • Phone: 519-342-6535
  • Mailing Address:
    309 Duke Street East
    Kitchener, Ontario, N2H1B6

Mission Statement:

eco-friendly, sustainable community

Community Description:

Tapestry Cohousing was formed to create a sustainable cohousing community in the Waterloo Region in Ontario, Canada. We will be building approximately 30 homes combining the advantage of privacy and shared common facilities. We manage ourselves through consensus decision making. Our vision is to create relationships in our cohousing community as an extension of our families. We are open to an ever-widening range of diverse members and strive to understand each other’s differences. We believe the best course of action is motivated by kindness. We share both physical items such as resources as well as less the tangible ones like meals, responsibilities, experiences, and each other’s lives. We will work towards lifestyles that are sustainable for generations, and adaptable and responsive to environmental challenges.

We are now seeking individuals and households who would be interested in becoming members and assisting in the ongoing growth and development of our community.


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Location: To be Determined


  • Status: We do not have land
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Room(s) in a house or building, Tiny house
  • Additional Comments: aiming for 25-30 single family dwellings with a common house and shared facilities (i.e., workshop, laundry, etc…)


  • Adult Members: 4
  • Child Members: 4
  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: Yes


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments: $90 (sliding scale available)

    for operating expenses and group development

Sustainability Practices


  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Additional Diet Comments: Currently many members meet weekly for a potluck shared meal.

Fair Housing Laws

This community acknowledges that their listing does not include any potential violations of the Fair Housing Law, or that they do not provide housing. For any questions about this topic please see our Content Policies and contact FIC with any questions or concerns:

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge