Our Urban Village, a Vancouver Cohousing Community

New Year, New Neighbours

All the best for the New Year! It’s going to be a big one! In 2022, Our Urban Village cohousing will be looking for the last 4 households to join our community and will celebrate the completion of construction late in the year. That’s a lot! Attracting new owners to our community is priority number …

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Developer Mark Shieh sees shared living spaces as a way to bring fractured communities together

Mark Shieh understands the power of transformative spaces — he started his career working as an Imagineer for the Walt Disney Company, designing theme parks. “I still have a little of that pixie dust in me,” he says, recalling how transfixed he was by the magic of Disney’s parks and how they felt like the …

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OUV coffee chat

Nov 27, 2021

Come get to know members of our community and learn more about our project and our remaining units on Nov 27 at Truffles café at VanDusen Gardens from 10:30 am to noon. This informal gathering is an opportunity to come and meet a few members of our group and ask your cohousing questions. Planning to …

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Cohousing coffee chat

October 23, 2021

Come get to know members of our community and learn more about OUV on October 23 at Truffles café at VanDusen Gardens from 10:30 am to noon. This informal gathering is an opportunity to come and meet a few members of our group and ask your cohousing questions. Planning to attend? Please RSVP to ouvmembership@gmail.com so …

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6 ways cohousing saves money (in the long run)

It is nearly impossible to build urban cohousing below market price. In a previous article we highlighted the reasons why: astronomical land costs, expensive common space, smaller communities, inexperience of cohousers and expensive change orders during the building process. But there are other savings for families thinking about cohousing to consider. Cohousers share a lot …

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October Social

Oct 15, 2021

Please join us at our October 15 social. We will be sharing a meal, potluck style, from 5:30 – 7:00pm at 1068 West Broadway. This is your chance to come and learn about our project, meet our members and ask all of your cohousing questions. Kindly bring anything you want to drink and some food …

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Unit 11, Studio (494 sq ft)

This apartment feels like a town house with its own entrance off tree-lined Ontario Place, its own front patio and higher ceilings (approx 13′) than the rest of the units, which makes it seem larger. There is no wasted space in this unit. It contains an open-concept kitchen (with dishwasher), living and sleeping areas and …

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