Hello & Welcome

We are creating a sustainable cohousing ecovillage community in the Waterloo Region in Ontario, Canada. Our plan is to build 30 homes combining the advantage of privacy and shared common facilities. We manage ourselves through consensus decision making. Our vision is to create relationships that are an extension of our families. We are open to an ever-widening range of diverse members. We share resources, meals, responsibilities, experiences, celebrations.  In short we share our lives together.  We are creating a lifestyle that is sustainable for generations, and adaptable and responsive to environmental changes.

We are now seeking individuals and households who would be interested in becoming members and assisting in the ongoing growth and development of our community.

If you are interested in creating a life together, please email waterlooregioncohousing@gmail.com.

In Community

Wendy Pearle and Alan Parrish

Spadework

  • Posted on: 17 June 2017
  • By: jrcwebb

Are we making progress?

At one time or another, there are those among our group (myself included) who have expressed frustration at the slow pace at which we're moving ahead. Indeed, there are more than a few  who are no longer among us for whom frustration was the reason for leaving. It's been slow - or it's felt slow. People have come and gone. But I wouldn't say it's been a slog.

Getting Around

  • Posted on: 6 June 2017
  • By: jrcwebb

More on the May 28 meeting.

The second main item after Membership on the consent agenda was a presentation by the Land Acquisition circle. Their assigned task was to determine what our criteria are when it comes to picking a piece of land on which to make an offer.

Bill, with his background as a hydrogeologist, explained in some detail why almost no piece of land is actually suitable for development.

Well, okay, that’s an exaggeration.

Check Us Out

  • Posted on: 6 June 2017
  • By: jrcwebb

The General Circle meeting on May 28 started with a potluck dinner under the trees in Wes and Sandra’s back yard, which may be how all meetings in a perfect world would start. Afterward, we moved indoors to get down to business. Two circles presented the results of their research and thinking. Both had taken their respective tasks to heart and both led to questions and interested comments. The minutes of the meeting will give a better summary of all the ins and outs than I will attempt here. Blogger’s license, as I understand it, means I can skip the details and focus on highlights.

A Shovel in the Ground

  • Posted on: 6 June 2017
  • By: jrcwebb

 

There was some frustration among members at the general circle meeting on Sunday (May 14), I think, despite our manifest pleasure at finding ourselves in a new-to-us, spacious and welcoming meeting room. (Thank you, Gary!) What would the world do without church basements? I can just imagine the hundreds of civic volunteer organizations having to hold scrums on street corners, huddled under umbrellas on rainy evenings, and being moved along by skeptical policemen. But there we were on Sunday in our ample basement, with coffee available the kitchen next door. This was civilized.