Welcome to Creekside Commons: an intergenerational cohousing community nestled on nine acres in the heart of the Comox Valley. #410 is a bright home that offers the chance to experience intentional living in a supportive, thriving, and well-developed community. Community members choose their own level 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 hall for gatherings, yoga, dances, classes, and movie nights. Also, find a meeting room, lounge, play room, two guest rooms and a well stocked kitchen.

 

Our nine acres of property include common and private vegetable gardens, a greenhouse, orchard, children's play spaces, labyrinth, picnic areas, and boat storage. Creekside is an environmentally conscious community with extensive recycling and composting areas, and an electric vehicle charging station.

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. 

 

The property has a rural sense yet is conveniently accessible to many urban resources. Within walking distance, or a short bike ride, is lively downtown Courtenay, the library, Driftwood mall with a movie theatre, and a funky coffee house in artsy Tin Town. And all within a 30-minute drive are Comox International airport, world class mountain biking in Cumberland, and downhill and cross-country skiing at Mt Washington. As well, Creekside Commons is adjacent to a park with extensive wooded walking trails.

Interior

This 2007 quality-built and well-maintained 1,500 sq. ft. duplex home has four bedrooms –two up and two down – two full baths, and a storage/laundry room over a clean, dry, heated three-foot crawl space. The open concept, vaulted ceiling living space is filled with light, including five skylights, and opens onto the private back patio through French doors. All main floor rooms have 36” doors to allow aging in place. The main floor has new vinyl flooring with cork underlay (2017), while the stairs and upper floor have wool carpet in good condition. In 2019, window film was installed on all skylights to provide both winter insulation and summer heat reduction. Also in 2019, the attic insulation was upgraded. A new hot water tank was installed in 2017.

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Kitchen

This functional kitchen opens to the dining area for easy entertaining.  Stainless steel fridge and Asko dishwasher are included in the sale, and were purchased in fall 2017.

 

 

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The downstairs rear bedroom is a quiet space that overlooks the private back yard. It sits next to a full bath. Together they could be used as a more private guest area.

The downstairs front bedroom has a large window and could also be used as an office or studio. The closet is 4’8” long. The window has window film tinting for privacy and to reduce solar heating.  

Upstairs are two bedrooms with a full bathroom between them. 

 

The upper back (master) bedroom overlooks a quiet community orchard as well as Capes Park in the distance. The front bedrooms face west over the commons.

Master bedroom and view

Upper front bedroom and view

Lower Back Bedroom

Upper bathroom

Lower Front Bedroom

Lower Bathroom 

Storage and Laundry Room

A storage and laundry room under the stairs includes a stacked Asko washer and dryer purchased in 2017. This room provides shelf space for pantry items or tools and has space for a deep freezer as desired. The crawlspace is accessed from this room.  The heated crawlspace is under the entire home for more storage and easy access to plumbing and wiring.

Exterior

A covered back patio allows three season enjoyment. The back yard is considered private space. Behind this unit is the community orchard. As well, a green belt creates space between Unit #410 and the neighbouring strata. Further in view is the mature forest of Capes Park.

 

The small front yard includes a porch and opens onto a shared outdoor space where neighbours gather in good weather to enjoy each other’s company.

Unit #410 was part of a community initiative of solar panel instillation in 2019. There are nine solar panels on this unit.

Improvements

The Improvements that have been made are as follows:

  • 9 Solar panels installed in 2019

  • Upgraded insulation installed in 2019

  • Window film on all skylights and select windows

  • Vinyl flooring with cork underlay, entire main level

  • Bike shed

The Community

Creekside Commons was founded in 2007 and has grown into a wonderful, friendly, and cooperative community. The Creekside strata has a healthy contingency fund for future repairs and servicing. Creekside is a model of effective decision making. Owners participate in running the community through consensus decision making and volunteer labour. Strata fees are currently $281 per month.

 

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.

 

Shared 3500 sq. ft. Common House

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