Yarrow Ecovillage Society

The Yarrow Ecovillage Society is made up of four distinct components:

  • Groundswell Multigenerational Cohousing -- our remaining homes will be ready in spring 2014
  • YES Community Farm -- most of the 20 acres are being actively farmed
  • Elderberry Seniors Cohousing -- currently in the planning stages
  • Yarrow Central Enterprises -- future business and retail development
  • What is Co-Housing?

    Imagine living in one of 33 residences nestled between our mixed use commercial/residential and a 20 acre Organic farm within the Yarrow Ecovillage. Know your neighbors, enjoy fresh veggies grown by your community farmers, enjoy the natural swimming hole, children's play areas (complete with other children to play with!) and all the local amenities Yarrow Central has to offer.

    Each household occupies a private on-site residence with its own kitchen. The residences are mostly owner-occupied, not rentals, though some rental will be available.

    Grounsdwell Cohousing is not a commune nor co-op housing. We aren't affiliated with any particular religion nor do we have a guru, or leader. The legal structure of our cohousing is that of a strata which is typical of most multi-family town-home and apartment developments in British Columbia. Similar to a Condo, we offer shared spaces. Our common spaces have been designed by residents to include a play room, craft room, music room, guest room, kitchen and eating area, laundry facilities, huge BBQ area, hot tub and sauna, wood shop and other bonuses special to being on farmland.

    More reading:

  • Canadian Co-Housing Network
  • Sweet little video from the Belterra Community
  • Homes for Sale

    Three perfect family homes are left: Each of these homes has 1400 s.f. on two floors. The main floor (the second floor of the building) has 1000 s.f. with two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/dining/living, and two balconies. The upper floor has 400 s.f. with skylights and another balcony; you could turn these 400 s.f. into one to three more bedrooms (or an art studio, a playroom, a retreat, or...?). Price is $326 - 338,000.

    Come live in community on 25 acres: thirty splendid households are already committed. Three more are welcome to join us. We will all be moved in this summer!

    Pictures and floorplans for the remaining homes are in this Facebook album.


    Our next tour dates are:

  • June 14 - 11 AM
  • July 5 - 2PM
  • August 2 - 2PM.

    All tours take about 2 hours and we ask $10 per adult for each tour.
    Send us an email at welcome@yarrowecovillage.ca to reserve your spot today.

  • Looking for more?

    We're working on a bigger and better site, but in the meantime if you're looking for more information, you can visit us on facebook. You're also welcome to come and visit us in-person by reserving a spot on our next tour.