Architect rendering of the outdoor courthouse in the Common House designed for Compass Cohousing in Langley BC
Architect rendering of the outdoor courtyard in the Common House designed for Compass Cohousing in Langley BC
Architect rendering of the outdoor courthouse in Architect rendering of the exterior entrance designed for Compass Cohousing in Langley BC
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Save the Date

Our next information session is on its way –

 June 4, 2024 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm (PST)

It contains all the info you need about this increasingly popular style of community living.

My Big Cohousing Adventure In Langley

Read the recent article about Compass Cohousing in The Tyee

Architect rendering of the exterior entrance designed for Compass Cohousing in Langley BC

What is Cohousing?

Cohousing describes neighbourhoods that combine the autonomy of private dwellings with the advantages of shared resources and community living.

Residents own their individual homes (the legal structure is strata ownership), which are clustered around a common house with shared amenities. This includes a large kitchen (individual units have their own kitchen), dining room, childrens playroom, workshops, craft areas, music room, photography studio, lounge areas, roof-top patio and garden.

The Best of Both Worlds

Some people call cohousing neighbourhoods a return to the best of small-town communities. Others say they are like a traditional village or the close-knit neighbourhood where they grew up, while futurists call them an altogether new response to the social, economic and environmental challenges of the 21st century. Each holds a piece of the truth.

Cohousing residents participate in the planning, design, ongoing management and maintenance of their community. They meet frequently to address each of these processes. Cohousing neighbourhoods strive to combine environmentally sensitive design with a pedestrian orientation.

History

Cohousing is a concept that emerged in Denmark in the 1960s. It denotes neighbourhoods that combine the autonomy of private dwellings with the advantages of shared resources and community living.

The first cohousing community in Canada was Windsong Cohousing Community, built in Langley over twenty years ago. It remains a thriving community. Since that time, over a dozen successful cohousing communities have be established in British Columbia and several others are in the planning and building stages.

Get a Project Brief

Want a quick overview of Compass Cohousing?

Request to download a PDF file that contains all the info you need about this increasingly popular style of community living.

Cohousing Explained

This is a great video from the folks at Belterra Cohousing, explaining the benefits of a cohousing community.

CBC documentary on living in cohousing

Members of Compass Tell You Why They Want To Live in Cohousing

Our Community Welcomes You

Whatever your background, Compass Cohousing welcomes you