Find out what people are saying about Cranberry Commons…
Cohousing developments are thriving in B.C. and their residents, called “cohos,” are challenging notions of what family and sustainability mean.
“Metro Vancouverites pining for real connections in their neighbourhood are finding solace in cohousing developments, a housing trend started in Denmark that is making waves here in British Columbia.”
“People are starting to realize that suburbia can’t fulfill their needs for community connection”
“What that does is it allows us to have smaller homes, which contributes to affordability, but it also allows us to be more environmentally responsible”
In 2002, Cranberry Commons Cohousing won a Planning and Development Award from the City of Burnaby’s Environmental Awards Program.
“It’s not a movement about people claiming to be ‘tinier than thou’ but rather people making their own choices toward simpler and smaller living however they feel best fits their life.” ~ Jay Shafer
A 1960s ideal gets an update for grownups — cohousing projects designed for living in close quarters.
New direction for residential building that can please all stakeholders.
Courtyard garden house design strategies combine a sense of privacy with a feeling of community. Cranberry Commons is named as a North American example of courtyard-focused housing.