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 Meet Maddie, Kyle, Selena & Lyra

Nestled in the green and walkable paradise of East Vancouver, this family cherishes the warmth of community living and sustainability. 

Maddie's expertise in population health and early child development research perfectly complements Kyle's creativity as a Set Dresser in TV and Film, making their journey even more enriching.

Join this loving family as they explore the outdoors year-round, creating cherished memories in the woods, by the beaches, and within their charming neighborhood. 

Discover the joys of East Vancouver living alongside this warm young family. Your adventure awaits! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿž๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง



Meet Maria & Fernando


This unstoppable duo have now called Vancouver home for the past 5 years. Embracing a walkable, bike-friendly lifestyle, Fernando thrives as a remote Software Engineer, while Maria excels as a Learning, Training, and Development Director at a local Tech company. 

Together, they cherish the thrill of running, cycling, skiing, and exploring the water. United by their love for adventure, they met in Spain and embarked on a journey to build a surrogate extended family in Vancouver. 

Join this vibrant pair as they create extraordinary memories and embrace the beauty of life together! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ˜Š

 Meet Nicholas

Meet Nicholas, the eco-engineer from East Van! He is driven by his passion for environmental engineering and waste management. 

When not busy saving the planet, he finds solace playing the piano and showering love on cats. Having experienced co-op housing, he's all for alternative living arrangements. 

Nicholas is on a mission to invest in socially responsible projects, making a positive impact on society. 

Join this visionary, embrace eco-living, and witness the greener, brighter tomorrow he's creating! ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ™๏ธ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿพ #EcoEngineer #SustainableLiving #SocialResponsibility

Meet Angela 

Discover Angela โ€“ the heartwarming soul of the West End! With two loving daughters and three adorable grandsons, family is everything to her. Embrace her zest for life as she swims, hits the gym, gardens, and plays with her grandkids. 

A retired civil servant with a background in commercial radio systems, she left a remarkable impact on Vancouver, Victoria, and northern BC. Passionate about co-ops, housing, gardening, bulk food, and childcare, 

Angela has truly enriched her community. Returning time and again to Vancouver, she's excited to build a chosen family in this new community. Join Angela on her journey of love and laughter in the West End! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ™๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒฑ  #ChosenFamily #CommunityLiving

Meet Cat & Alberto 

The globetrotting dream team! ๐ŸŒ Originally from Berlin and just outside Madrid, their journey took them to Ecuador and beyond before finding their perfect home in Canada. 

Cat is a change leadership and facilitation expert, making a difference in the social profit space. Alberto's passion lies in animation and writing, while also coaching a women's soccer team. 

With two adorable cats, they love bringing people together through fun gatherings. Now, they're thrilled to be part of this project, continuing to build a vibrant and intentional community they proudly call home. 

Join this dynamic duo on their exciting journey! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿก๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿฑ #Globetrotters #CommunityBuilders #DreamTeam

Meet Lianne, Clayton & Morgan

With the birth of their daughter Morgan, they've been on a quest to cultivate a modern village, and East Van Cohousing feels like the perfect fit.

Liane, a former corporate warrior with a CPA designation, transitioned into her true calling as a certified personal trainer. Balancing her training role, nurturing Morgan, and guiding the EVC Finance committee, Liane's commitment shines. Nature lover, climate advocate, and social justice champion, she's all about making positive change.

Night owl pals Liane and Morgan share a penchant for snacks and fun. Morgan's a trampoline enthusiast, dumpling-devotee, and balance bike aficionado. Clayton, our resident producer, director, and sandwich connoisseur, balances the late nights with his love for running and board games.

As a family, they relish friend-filled days, ocean swims, bike rides, and culinary adventures. Join us in building connections and cherished memories at East Van Cohousing! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ #EVCCommunityLove

Meet Shaina, Kieran & Amergin


Living in East Van since 2008 and 2006, they're eager to call East Van Cohousing their future home. Kieran, a staff scientist at BC Cancer, delves into genomics, while Shaina, a registered massage therapist, focuses on somatic therapy. 

Their passion for community engagement shines through Kieran's involvement in bike shops and joint organization of small music festivals.

 But the real joy? Their gregariously introverted little Amergin! 

Join this vibrant family on their journey to create a home where love and belonging thrive! ๐Ÿกโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ช #YoungFamilyCommunity #EastVanLiving #Belonging


Meet Allison

Allison, a dedicated Burnaby-based construction project manager, has a passion for shaping communities in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. Her recent accomplishment involves overseeing public housing construction in Nunavut's Kitikmeot region. 

Beyond work, Allison embraces the world through travel, documentaries, yoga, and a good laugh. Now, she's embarking on a thrilling adventure with East Van Cohousing, designing and managing her dream construction project while fostering connections with an inspiring group. 

Allison's vibrant energy and community spirit make her a driving force in this exciting journey. Join her in crafting a shared future where laughter and collaboration thrive. 
#EVCDogs  ๐Ÿถ


Meet Cayla

  Cayla is a biologist who has spent her whole life living on the west coast in California, Victoria, and now Vancouver. Her dog is her senior baby (heโ€™s 12), and they love spending time outside and cozy in the house. 
She loves skiing in the winter and camping and playing softball in the spring and summer, as well as many other outdoor activities. At home she likes sewing, knitting and crocheting. 

Cayla thinks the only way we are all going to survive how crazy this world is getting is by building community and looking after each other and the planet. She is trying to do what she can to make the world a better place for her and others - she wants the world to be diverse, welcoming, safe and comfortable for all.

Join her in building connections and discussing a more inclusive and welcome space for all with neighbours at East Van Cohousing! ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘๐ŸŒˆโ˜ฎ๏ธ  #EVCallarewelcome

Meet Jai

Jai is a father of two kick-ass grown-up women. He has been a digital strategist, artist, facilitator and beautiful troublemaker. 

He views the world through a lens of equity and justice. Seeing the world change for the positive through technology has been his life's work, but it does feel that is a goal ever out of reach. 

 Having gone through many personal and professional experiences, he is constantly learning how to be present and compassionate and continue to practice empathy for others. 

He sits on the BC Arts Council, CoSocial Connectivity Coop, and also is a relief foster caregiver.

Join this community activist and conscious caregiver on their journey to create a home where love and belonging thrive! ๐Ÿก ๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿ’œ#EVCChosenFamily #EastVanLiving #Belonging 


Meet Susan

Susan has 37 years of cherished memories in this city! Originally from Calgary, community spirit runs deep in her heart from her farm upbringing. 

As a dedicated music therapist for 35 years, she empowers older adults and provides end-of-life care. Currently instructing at Capilano University and running a private practice, she actively serves on boards, championing Arts Health Network Canada and more. 

A devoted cat mom to ZuZu, Sasha, and Princess Leia, she's deeply involved in arts-based communities like the Universal Gospel Choir. With a love for the outdoors, she calls East Van her home and eagerly awaits a meaningful community at the new cohousing complex. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿก๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿฑ #VibrantVancouver #MusicTherapist #CohousingCommunity


Meet Inanna & Khiran

  Inanna, who is from California, and Khiran, who has lived on and off in Vancouver for many years, canโ€™t imagine a more perfect place to settle into than a cohousing community in Vancouver. 

Inanna manages and curates content for a meditation app, and Khiran works for a small policy research and strategy consultancy. 

With fully remote jobs, the appeal of building a community with oneโ€™s neighbours is significant! Inanna is in a choir, Khiran plays soccer, and they bike, cross-country ski, and hike when possible.

Join us in building connections and discussing remote-work life and going on adventures with neighbours at East Van Cohousing! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ #EVCCoworking

Meet El

๐ŸŒ‡ Sharing life with their devoted rescue dog Lucy, they've thrived in Vancouver's West End. 

As a history professor at Simon Fraser University since 2004, they're excited about connecting with a like-minded community. 

Art, nature, and the outdoors are their passions. After touring various cohousing developments, East Van Cohousing stood out as the perfect place to nurture genuine connections in our modern city. 

Join them in creating a future filled with camaraderie and shared experiences. Let's embark on this exciting journey together! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ #EastVanCohousingAdventure
#EVCDogs ๐Ÿถ

Meet Mary & Eric

Mary & Eric have been talking about co-housing being the only sane way to live ever since they met. This was heavily influenced by renting an apartment in a co-housing community, Ravens Crossing in Sydney, BC in 2021. They're both really excited by the idea of having a physical intentional community to be in connection with through meals, shared spaces and events.

Eric grew up in Vancouver near Kits. He is an investor with many serious hobbies which include photography, West Coast Swing dancing (plus other forms), technology and education.

Mary moved to the West Coast in 2021 from near Toronto and has an online coaching business which focuses on helping people navigate transition points in their career lives. She is also a fan of West Coast Swing, Wes Anderson movies and hiking.

Join them in building connections and discussing remote-work life and dancing the night away with neighbours at East Van Cohousing!๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ  #EVCCoworking

There is room for you!


We welcome you to join East Van Cohousing!

Meet Wes, Ernesto & Gustavo

  Wes is a single British-American single dad, building community here in and around East Van. The family moved up to Point Roberts from San Francisco in 2016, where Wes has been a cyber security professional (and homeowner and strata board member). He is actively moving that life and career to Vancouver. 

Wes and his boys are into exploring the outdoors, camping, traveling, and board games. They've explored co-housing near their Point Roberts home, and were excited to find like-minded folks building a co-housing community here in East Van.

Join us in building connections and going on family adventures with neighbours at 
East Van Cohousing! ๐Ÿ•๏ธโœˆ๏ธ #EVCfamilies

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