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Welcome to Ravens Crossing Cohousing

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Cohousing - a balance of private and common space designed specifically to encourage community interaction

Ravens Crossing Cohousing

Ravens are industrious, smart birds you find all around the Saanich Peninsula. In Coast Salish stories they are portrayed as both clever and mischievous - and we liked that! 

We are a diverse group of independent households, that have worked together effectively and efficiently (…and with care and humour) over the past two years and have now selected a site! Located in the wonderful waterfront town of Sidney, British Columbia, the 26,000 sq. ft planned neighbourhood of 30-35 homes is a 5-minute walk to the ample amenities Sidney offers, a 10-minute walk to the ocean front, close to transit and green spaces, and a skip and a jump from Sidney Elementary School.  

Cohousing is growing in popularity because it appeals to many different people. Couples with children who want to raise their kids in a communal environment and young adults who want a more sustainable lifestyle, flock to cohousing.  Retirees and baby boomers looking to downsize and age in place also are attracted to cohousing.

Cohousing meets the needs of all ages as it is a form of shared living in which households have their own private homes and, in addition, share common amenities – a kitchen and eating area, a garden, laundry facilities, kids play area, and a set of principles and practices about living interdependently. In Ravens Crossing we envision a community of introverts and extroverts in all ages and stages of life who value privacy and connection within a simpler, healthier, and more energy-efficient environment, in a place primarily of compact, creatively-designed bright apartments with extensive common facilities to augment our private dwellings and support us to have more connection with our neighbours. We hope to be ready to move into our community by late 2020.

You’re invited to follow our progress by signing up to our newsletter. Alternately you can add your name to our email list (expect an email every month or two) or take a short survey to let us know about your interest in cohousing. We’ll let you know how our group is progressing and what the Ravens are doing!

 
 

Building Community with Cohousing

 
 
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 How Ravens Crossing Cohousing Members visualize what cohousing means to them

How Ravens Crossing Cohousing Members visualize what cohousing means to them

Vision

Future Ravens Crossing Cohousing homeowners are developing a strata-titled community with a difference!

New members are invited to participate as we work alongside professionals to design and develop our future homes. We envision a community primarily of compact, creatively-designed bright apartments with extensive common facilities to augment our private dwellings and support us to have more connection with our neighbours.

We will be located on the Saanich Peninsula, within a ten-minute walk of the amenities and green spaces we need to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

We welcome introverts and extroverts in all ages and stages of life who value privacy and connection within a simpler, healthier, and more energy-efficient environment.

 
 
 

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