Tapestry Cohousing

Last updated: August 4, 2009 (6 years ago)

Listing created on: October 18, 2006

Tapestry Cohousing

(Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2006
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: Wendy Pearle
  • Phone: 519-342-6535
  • Address:

    Waterloo Region, Ontario, N2V 2J7

  • Visitor Process

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

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.


  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)

Land and Buildings

  • Additional Comments: aiming for 25-35

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Required Labor Contribution:


  • Additional Comments: $90 (sliding scale available)

    for operating expenses and group development



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


Additional Comments


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