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An Evening of Workshops on Collective Living

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An Evening of Workshops on Collective Living

Time: August 4, 2011 from 6pm to 10pm
Location: the beehive and la bicyclette rouge collective houses
Street: grandview woodland
City/Town: vancouver
Website or Map: http://vancollectivehousenetw…
Event Neighbourhood and Type: workshop, and, social
Organized By: Vancouver Collective House Network
Latest Activity: Aug 3, 2011

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Event Description

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.

Join us to learn about ways we live together that promote health, happiness, connectedness and sustainability. Not to mention save money, tread lightly on the environment, and enjoy life together!

Registration required.

Snacks provided.
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.

Register now (free)


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.

Register now (free)


Location details will be sent out to registered participants.

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Comment by Cylia on August 3, 2011 at 9:58pm

I received word that the workshop I wanted was full.  Thanks.  I've changed my attendance info.  cylia



Comment by Lisa D on August 1, 2011 at 11:34am

Both workshops are incredible! Impossible to choose!

I will do what is in my power to make it out to one of them.
All the best too all of you!

Comment by Cylia on July 29, 2011 at 11:32am

Hoping to get into this workshop as this is where our main interest lies: collective living: how to make it work in a collective house. 

Thanks.  cylia

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