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Second co-housing project in Sooke deemed affordable, good to go — 7 Comments

  1. Such a great initiative to create this kind of much needed community based housing for older adults but also for ALL ages really! The Netherlands has excellent co housing projects which pair Seniors and People With Disabilities with young students and single ppl in their 20s and thirties with great success!

  2. Information on this development is available at http://westwindharbour.ca/about.html

    Our next information meetings are:

    Sunday, September 17, 2017
    1:00 to 3:00 pm
    Nature House
    Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary
    3873 Swan Lake Road, Victoria, B.C. Canada, V8X 3W1
    Eventbright free register

    Saturday, September 23, 2017
    5:00 to 7:00 pm
    6603 Sooke Rd in Sooke, BC
    (Eastern termination of Goodmere Road, adjacent to Mariner’s Village)
    Register on Eventbrite
    Meet & greet West Wind Harbour Cohousing members, information session, tour of the future commonhouse & development site, and barbecue.

  3. Interesting, as I understand it, that these are to be self contained apartment units but with only a communal kitchen for all? This could be a health consideration and should be a concern of those thinking of investing. Would you want to share with those who may have different ideas on food preparation, storing of same and the cleanliness of this shared space? If this is true, then perhaps approval of same needs to be assessed by the Vancouver Island Health Authority. If not, then I retract
    my comment.

    • No, that is not correct. That information was falsely given in the Sooke News Mirror. This development is NOT a commune! For clarification, as in any condominium development, each unit in the complex will have it’s own self contained, well appointed kitchen for the use of the individual home owner . There is also a kitchen in the retained common house that will be used for group functions and for the use of guests when they come to visit ( there are also guest rooms allotted in the common house as well as rooms for art, music, a library etc. ) The arrangement is the same as Harbourside, the other co-housing on Horne Rd that is presently up and running in Sooke. For more information please visit the West Winds Harbour website at http://westwindharbour.ca/about.html Have a look at the video showing the incredible location and the exposure for the 32 unit building and come to one of our Information Meetings to hear more about it and meet the folks involved. All the information is posted in a previous comment above and is available on the Website. Thanks!