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Special Online Event July 22nd at 7:00pm Pacific Time

Financial Requirements for Home Ownership

We’re very happy to present a special event with Lysa Dixon, Mortgage Professional and cohousing resident.

She will share her detailed knowledge of current mortgage requirements, incentives for first time home buyers, and will also give an introduction to Reverse Mortgages, which have proven helpful to some Compass members.

Save the Date

Our next information session is on its way –
 February 20th, 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

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.


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.


Langley’s New Village Opportunity

Learn how we’re building a “best of both worlds” community right here in Langley. Includes our full story, who this is for and property details and amenities.

    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


    Langley’s New Village Opportunity

    Enter your email below to get the full details of our project – who it’s for, why we’re doing it and why you might like to join us…