About Cohousing

Cohousing is “an intentional community of private homes clustered around shared space”, formed through an egalitarian, participatory process with an eye to neighborhood design.

Canadian Cohousing Network  has lists of books, audiovisual media, and other links in their “resources” section, as well as

Features of Cohousing

What is Cohousing?

Frequently Asked Questions

We refer you to their excellent work to learn more about Cohousing in general.

Livewell Cohousing  has an excellent name that hints at the goal of cohousing.   We have found their Bootcamp Manual an excellent tool as we attempt  “to design, build and finance [our] own community”


In Ottawa, Cohousing is

Terra Firma, in Old Ottawa East;

& Concorde, the inter-generational community we’re forming, which you can join!


Sadly, it is not ottawacohousing.ca, because that website was built for an isolated group in Westboro, which did not work out.

(9/10 cohousing communities in Canada don’t reach completion, so we need your help to beat those odds!)