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Waterloo Region Cohousing Ecovillage

Last updated: April 16, 2016 (4 months ago)

Listing created on: October 18, 2006

Waterloo Region Cohousing Ecovillage

(Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)

Mission Statement:

Our community will enable us to live, teach and educate others on living a richer, more ecofriendly and sustainable life.

Community Description:

We are creating a sustainable cohousing ecovillage community in the Waterloo Region in Ontario, Canada. Our plan is to build 30 homes combining the advantage of privacy and shared common facilities. We manage ourselves through consensus decision making.

Our Vision:
We are a diverse, inclusive, multigenerational sustainable neighbourhood of beauty and peace where we can grow as individuals while supporting each other, the land and the wider community in a net-positive way. We foster a sense of belonging, meaning and purpose, sharing the fullness of ourselves and celebrating each other.

About

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

Housing

  • Status: We do not have land
  • Planned number of residences: 30
  • 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…)

Membership

  • Adult Members: 8
  • Child Members: 4
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: We welcome people to talk and discuss this project with us and “try a meeting on for size”.
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Government

  • Decision Making: Sociocracy
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments: Currently $5/per person per meeting to cover expenses (i.e., meeting space rental, office supplies, child care, etc…)

Sustainability Practices

Lifestyle

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

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), Global Ecovillage Network – North America (GENNA), Canadian Cohousing Network

Keywords

ecovillage, cohousing

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.