Join our community – we’re recruiting!
OUV is a 12-unit, multigenerational cohousing community breaking ground soon at at 5811 Main Street (near 41st Avenue).
We are an innovative cohousing project, the first of its kind in Canada to use the “Cohousing Lite” model. Our community is based on the principles of cohousing: private homes plus sociable shared spaces for playing, sharing community meals, and taking care of the community together. Instead of buying land ourselves (like traditional cohousing) we’ve partnered with a visionary, socially-minded developer, Tomo Spaces, to design a building that encourages community and neighbourly interaction. The future residents are able to focus on building a community, while Tomo Spaces focus on building our sustainable, Passive House, car-lite future home.
Our urban setting lets us enjoy the benefits of sustainable city living while we also enjoy a close-knit lifestyle. Our project will be studied for a year after we move in by Happy City Labs, an urban design research organization, to see how our unique model works.
We currently have six member households and are recruiting more to fill our remaining six units. We welcome new households to join us in the last sprint of building our sustainable urban cohousing community.