Yarrow Ecovillage

The Yarrow Ecovillage is made up of four distinct components:

  • Groundswell Multigenerational Cohousing -- our remaining homes will be ready in spring 2014
  • Yarrow Ecovillage 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

    Two perfect family homes are left. Both are upper middle 1450 s.f. on two floors homes. One faces south and one faces north. The main floor (the second floor of the building) has 1050 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 $326,000.

    Come live in community on 25 acres (including 3900 s.f. common house, community gardens, creek, and 20 acre organic farm): thirty one splendid households are already committed. Two more are welcome to join us. We will all be moved in this summer!

    Pictures and floorplans for the remaining homes are in these two Facebook Albums: Album A. and Album B

    Tours

    Our next tour dates are:
    Stay Tune for 2015 tour dates!
    All tours take about 2 hours and start at 11am. 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.