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Private Home Design Workshop

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Private Home Design Workshop

Join us for a unique and inspiring Private Home Design Workshop led by the renowned Charles Durrett! Discover the joy of designing your dream home within a collaborative community setting. Over the course of two days and one evening, we will be designing spacious apartments in a thoughtfully planned 30-unit strata complex.

At East Van Cohousing, we prioritize the power of connection. Our shared spaces are carefully designed to foster a sense of togetherness and meaningful interactions. Imagine sharing delightful meals in our inviting dining room, watching your kids explore and create in the dedicated playroom, or tending to your own garden in our community gardens.

During the workshop, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to the design criteria for your ideal apartment, ensuring it meets your needs while keeping construction costs down by creating standard apartment lay-outs. 

The fee for the workshop is on a sliding scale from $600 to $1800, depending on your ability to pay. If you proceed with the project will count as double towards a future share purchase in the East Van Cohousing community. This workshop is an excellent opportunity to support the development of a new cohousing community and invest in your future home. Additionally, this workshop fee counts double towards a future share purchase in our vibrant cohousing community, allowing you to invest in your future home.

Workshop time will be divided in different sessions for folks in the different unit types. 
We currently have 5 unit types (BR = Bedroom, BA = Bathroom) - please see options below. These are based on exp
Please see the specific Agenda below to understand when you will need to attend.
If you are interested in more than one unit type, you are welcome to attend the sessions for both.  

Sat 9.00am - 4.00pm - All Households (snacks, drinks & lunch incl. - please mention allergies on registration.) 
​  4.00pm - 5.30pm
- House Type A (1 BR + 1BA)

Sun 9.00 am - 10.30am - House Type B1, B2 (2 BD + 1BA, 2BD + 2BA)
​   11.00am - 12.30pm - House Type C1 (2BD + 1BA + Lock off/Granny Suite of 1BD +1BA)
        12.30pm - 1.00pm - Lunch
​   1.00pm - 2.00pm - House Type D (3BD + 2BA)
​   2.00pm - 3.30pm - Second meeting with House Type A (1BR + 1BA)

Location for Monday may be different - details TBC. 
Mon 4.00pm - 5.00pm - Second meeting with House Type B1, B2, (2 BD + 1BA, 2BD + 2BA)
​     6.00PM - 7.00pm - Second meeting with House Type C1, (2BD + 1BA + Lock off/Granny Suite of 1BD +1BA)
​     7.00pm - 8.00pm - Second meeting with House Type D (3BD + 2BA)

Childcare services will be available, please note if you need this on your registration as it will be organised based on number of kids.  

We strongly recommend attending an "All About Cohousing" Zoom call beforehand or another East Van Cohousing event to familiarize yourself with our project and decision-making process.

Don't miss this chance to be part of a custom, multigenerational community where friendships are forged, memories are created, and vibrant living is prioritized. 

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Register now and support the development of East Van Cohousing, an initiative proudly supported by the Amisto Cohousing Society.

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