Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: August 4, 2011 from 6pm to 10pm
Location: the beehive and la bicyclette rouge collective houses
Street: grandview woodland
Website or Map: http://vancollectivehousenetw…
Event Neighbourhood and Type: workshop, and, social
Organized By: Vancouver Collective House Network
Latest Activity: Aug 3, 2011
The Vancouver Collective House Network presents two free opportunities to learn about collective living. These evening workshops take place in long-established collective houses in the Commercial Drive area, and have been sponsored by the Neighbourhood Small Grant Program via the Vancouver Foundation.
Child-care available with advance notification.
Bus tickets provided if needed.
Both hosting houses have accessibility challenges (between 10 and 15 stairs).
collective living: how to make it work in a collective house
Thursday, August 4
6:30 – 9pm
This workshop outlines foundational systems and structures that make collective living successful. We’ll look at food & shared meals, work & energy around the home (aka chores), financial options, managing collective projects, and how to start a collective house. Using years of lived experience from within the Collective House Network, within each topic we’ll consider a range of possibilities to prepare you to move forward with the pieces that are right for you. Hosted by the Beehive Collective House.
Workshop followed by a short social, together with participants from "creating welcoming homes" workshop.
creating welcoming homes: anti-oppression and collective housing
Thursday, August 4
6 – 9pm
This workshop explores the social dynamics of the collective house movement, asking some important questions about who we attract to our houses and why. Through anti-oppression exercises and discussion, participants will be invited to strengthen understanding of some of the ways various forms of oppression operate in daily life, developing skills and awareness to create safe, welcoming homes. Hosted by the Bicyclette Rouge Collective House.
Workshop followed by a short social, together with participants from "collective living: how to make it work" workshop.
Location details will be sent out to registered participants.