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Welcome to Creekside Commons: an intergenerational cohousing community nestled on nine acres in the heart of the Comox Valley. Unit 209 is a bright, quiet duplex home that offers the chance to experience intentional living in a supportive, thriving, and well-developed community. Community members choose their focus of involvement, working on various teams, projects, and social activities.

 

​Owners benefit by being able to use a 3,500 sq. ft. Common House, which includes a large space for gatherings, yoga, dances, classes, and movie nights. There is also a meeting room, lounge, playroom, piano, two guest rooms and a well-stocked kitchen where shared meals are prepared. 

 

The property includes common and personal vegetable gardens, greenhouses, children's play spaces, labyrinth, picnic areas, and boat storage. Creekside is an environmentally conscious community with extensive recycling and composting areas, and two electric vehicle charging stations.

 

​There is also a 600 sq. ft. workshop with a quality selection of tools that are available for community use, and a small paint room plus art/craft room with pottery wheel.

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Interior

This 2007 quality-built and well-maintained 1,157 sq. ft. duplex home has two bedrooms, one full bathroom, a storage loft, and a storage/laundry room over a heated three-foot crawl space. Four skylights provide a bright and cheery atmosphere. All areas have cork flooring. 

 

The living space is open-concept. Double glass doors lead from the living room to a covered patio and private back yard. Heating and cooling is provided by a heat pump.

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Kitchen

This renovated kitchen has a convenient island with a breakfast bar. All appliances are included in the sale.

 

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Bedrooms and Bathroom

The rear bedroom is a quiet space that overlooks the backyard. It sits next to a full bath. The front bedroom has a large window and could also be used as an office or studio. 

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Rear Bedroom

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Front Bedroom

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Storage Loft

Bathroom

Utility Room

​The storage and laundry room includes a stacking washer and dryer. This room provides ample shelf space for supplies and tools. The heated crawl space is accessed from this room and provides more storage and access to plumbing and wiring. A house-wide water filter system has been installed.

Exterior

The front yard opens onto a shared outdoor space where neighbours gather to enjoy each other’s company. The backyard includes a covered patio and mature landscaping that provides privacy from the neighbouring home and the adjoining common property, while still preserving a feeling of openness.

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Improvements

The Improvements that have been made are as follows:

  • A storage loft with glass railings sits above the dining area and is accessed by a stylish wooden staircase. It measures 12x13 ft.

  • A 5' x 8’ foot storage shed

  • Phantom screens for front and back doors

  • Propane fireplace

  • Additional soundproofing between the duplex units

  • Exterior painting completed in 2021

  • Private backyard irrigation system installed with 2 zones

The Community

Creekside Commons was completed in 2007 and has grown into a friendly, cooperative intergenerational community of 36 households.  The Creekside strata has a healthy contingency fund for future repairs and maintenance. Creekside is a model of effective decision making. Creekside owners run the community through consensus decision-making and volunteer labour, working on various teams, projects and social events.  Strata fees are currently $350 per month.

​The property has a rural sense yet is conveniently accessible to many urban resources. Within walking distance is lively downtown Courtenay, the library, Driftwood mall with a movie theatre, and a funky coffee house in artsy Tin Town. Outdoor farmers' markets provide locally produced fruits, vegetables, wine, cheese and other products all year round.  And all within a 30-minute drive are Comox International airport, world class mountain biking in Cumberland, hiking, alpine and Nordic skiing at Mt Washington. Canoeing, kayaking, and beachcombing are popular activities in the area. As well, Creekside Commons is adjacent to a park with extensive wooded walking trails.

For more information about Creekside Commons please see this link. For information about cohousing please see the Canadian Cohousing Network

To download information about the community for prospective buyers, use this link.

 

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Shared 3,500 sq. ft. Common House

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