I grew up in Alberta and came to Vancouver in 2008 to train in a second career. I fell in love with this city and decided to stay despite leaving my friends and family behind. Cohousing is the best of worlds for me in that I can enjoy close relationships and support within this community, but still have my own space when I need some quiet time. I’m a recent e-bike commuter and enthusiast! I enjoy theatre, knitting, reading and tap dancing.
I grew up in Mexico City in a large loving family. When I came to Canada, I wanted to have the same sense of shared community that I experienced in Mexico. I’ve never lived alone and always found a way to live among friends in large houses. I love the city (my degree is in urban planning!) I bike everywhere and don’t own or plan to own a car. I’m looking forward to my next step in community living at Our Urban Village.
My attraction to cohousing is probably the result of our family moving every couple of years when I was a child. I have a built-up longing for deep roots and knowing my neighbours. Location is a big deal for me. I’m a walker and an urban location means strolling down Main Street for coffee with a friend or hitting the library and community centre. I love art, really long walks like the Camino Real and I’m a relentless reader.