Our Urban Village, a Vancouver Cohousing Community

Ready to get started?

Before joining our cohousing community, it’s important that your household has a chance to:

  • Get to know the community members
  • Understand the benefits and commitments involved in cohousing
  • Learn about the development and your unit of interest

To assist with this, our membership process involves 3 main steps:

Step 1

Meet with one of our members

Goal

  • Learn more about our community, the development, and cohousing
  • Get answers to any initial questions you may have

What’s Involved?

  • Complete our intake form
  • We’ll connect you with an existing member and/or provide a list of upcoming events you can attend to learn more

Step 2

Become an associate member (membership valid for up to 3 months)

Goal

  • Indicate your interest in a unit
  • Attend our regular meetings/events and observe our consensus decision-making and other community-building processes
  • Decide if cohousing is right for you

What’s Involved?

  • Review the OUV Membership Package
  • Confirm your financial capacity to purchase your unit of interest
  • Complete an associate membership application form
  • Provide a $200 non-refundable membership fee (funds go towards community expenses)

Step 3

Become an equity member and reserve your unit

Goal

  • Reserve your unit of interest
  • Become a member of our cohousing community with the ability to fully participate in all decision-making processes

What’s Involved?

  • Attend a minimum of three events, including one community meeting
  • Complete an Equity Membership application form
  • Provide a non-refundable commitment of $10,000 ($2,000 to help with community expenses, $8,000 towards your deposit on the unit)