Shared-Housing

Overall Concept

Will Housemates each live Independently or will we share meals and other Activities?


The best thing about co-living are the people and the connections we nourish among housemates. Residents will actively participate in a range of learning and skill building projects to setup, modify, and improve the home. As we begin work, get to know one another and settle in, daily social and recreational activities will be organized. Projects will include... • Home modifications/Renovations • Makerspace • Rammed Earth • Biogas systems • Aqua-Aero-Hydroponics • and more...




​How much Privacy will I have?


​Living in shared housing offers somewhat less privacy than living in other types of housing. It can involve living quite closely together with other residents, and requires actively participating in the management and running of the housing program as a whole, and reaching and respecting collective decisions relating to issues of management and operation. For this reason, it requires an ability and a willingness to get along well with many different types of people and to truly listen to and respect the opinions, needs and wishes of all members. ​Members need to respect each other’s rights to choose the balance between privacy and community that best suits them. However, if you are a person who particularly values your own privacy, independence and personal autonomy, you might find that shared housing is not the type of housing that will best suit you. If you want to enjoy life more fully and be part of a community, shared-living will give you the confidence and nudge you need, and enhancing and improve your overall quality of your day-to-day. You'll work alongside housemates, share stories and nurture lasting relationships in an inclusive and respectful atmosphere.




Will it be Safe?


Yes, and together we'll work to make it even more so!
​Shared living on its own is very safe compared to independent living when living in a house full of people, but it can always be made that much more secure with... • 24/7 Video surveillance and fire and home security monitoring • Steel security doors • and more




Will there be a Curfew?


​There is no strict curfew, but we do ask that you be respectful of the people that live in the home. We have a quiet hours policy that kicks in after 11pm everyday, unless a planned group event is schedule to run late.




Will there be Parking onsite?


​Parking on site is limited and will depend on future modifications. There are parking spaces across the street at the highschool. We are not responsible for vehicle(s) that get towed, but after 5 years, we've never seen it happen.




Will Pets be allowed?


Yes, pets are allowed, but within reason. Cat's: Due to the odour and damage caused by existing pets (grrr), we intend to build a large pet lounge and catio in which residents can hangout in. This will be the cats semi-permanent sanctuary, cutting down on the hair, allergens, and mess in the home. Cat's will still be allowed in the house of course, but within reasonable limits and boundaries to ensure they don't retake the home and make it their own :) Dogs: Dogs will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Small to average size. Quiet for the most part, definitely trained and not crazy :) More specific boundaries and limitations will need to be considered.





Additional Details

Will Housemates each live Independently or will we share meals and other Activities?


The best thing about co-living are the people and the connections we nourish among housemates. Residents will actively participate in a range of learning and skill building projects to setup, modify, and improve the home. As we begin work, get to know one another and settle in, daily social and recreational activities will be organized. Projects will include... • Home modifications/Renovations • Makerspace • Rammed Earth • Biogas systems • Aqua-Aero-Hydroponics • and more...




​How much Privacy will I have?


​Living in shared housing offers somewhat less privacy than living in other types of housing. It can involve living quite closely together with other residents, and requires actively participating in the management and running of the housing program as a whole, and reaching and respecting collective decisions relating to issues of management and operation. For this reason, it requires an ability and a willingness to get along well with many different types of people and to truly listen to and respect the opinions, needs and wishes of all members. ​Members need to respect each other’s rights to choose the balance between privacy and community that best suits them. However, if you are a person who particularly values your own privacy, independence and personal autonomy, you might find that shared housing is not the type of housing that will best suit you. If you want to enjoy life more fully and be part of a community, shared-living will give you the confidence and nudge you need, and enhancing and improve your overall quality of your day-to-day. You'll work alongside housemates, share stories and nurture lasting relationships in an inclusive and respectful atmosphere.




Will it be Safe?


Yes, and together we'll work to make it even more so!
​Shared living on its own is very safe compared to independent living when living in a house full of people, but it can always be made that much more secure with... • 24/7 Video surveillance and fire and home security monitoring • Steel security doors • and more




Will there be a Curfew?


​There is no strict curfew, but we do ask that you be respectful of the people that live in the home. We have a quiet hours policy that kicks in after 11pm everyday, unless a planned group event is schedule to run late.




Will there be Parking onsite?


​Parking on site is limited and will depend on future modifications. There are parking spaces across the street at the highschool. We are not responsible for vehicle(s) that get towed, but after 5 years, we've never seen it happen.




Will Pets be allowed?


Yes, pets are allowed, but within reason. Cat's: Due to the odour and damage caused by existing pets (grrr), we intend to build a large pet lounge and catio in which residents can hangout in. This will be the cats semi-permanent sanctuary, cutting down on the hair, allergens, and mess in the home. Cat's will still be allowed in the house of course, but within reasonable limits and boundaries to ensure they don't retake the home and make it their own :) Dogs: Dogs will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Small to average size. Quiet for the most part, definitely trained and not crazy :) More specific boundaries and limitations will need to be considered.





Essentials

Will Housemates each live Independently or will we share meals and other Activities?


The best thing about co-living are the people and the connections we nourish among housemates. Residents will actively participate in a range of learning and skill building projects to setup, modify, and improve the home. As we begin work, get to know one another and settle in, daily social and recreational activities will be organized. Projects will include... • Home modifications/Renovations • Makerspace • Rammed Earth • Biogas systems • Aqua-Aero-Hydroponics • and more...




​How much Privacy will I have?


​Living in shared housing offers somewhat less privacy than living in other types of housing. It can involve living quite closely together with other residents, and requires actively participating in the management and running of the housing program as a whole, and reaching and respecting collective decisions relating to issues of management and operation. For this reason, it requires an ability and a willingness to get along well with many different types of people and to truly listen to and respect the opinions, needs and wishes of all members. ​Members need to respect each other’s rights to choose the balance between privacy and community that best suits them. However, if you are a person who particularly values your own privacy, independence and personal autonomy, you might find that shared housing is not the type of housing that will best suit you. If you want to enjoy life more fully and be part of a community, shared-living will give you the confidence and nudge you need, and enhancing and improve your overall quality of your day-to-day. You'll work alongside housemates, share stories and nurture lasting relationships in an inclusive and respectful atmosphere.




Will it be Safe?


Yes, and together we'll work to make it even more so!
​Shared living on its own is very safe compared to independent living when living in a house full of people, but it can always be made that much more secure with... • 24/7 Video surveillance and fire and home security monitoring • Steel security doors • and more




Will there be a Curfew?


​There is no strict curfew, but we do ask that you be respectful of the people that live in the home. We have a quiet hours policy that kicks in after 11pm everyday, unless a planned group event is schedule to run late.




Will there be Parking onsite?


​Parking on site is limited and will depend on future modifications. There are parking spaces across the street at the highschool. We are not responsible for vehicle(s) that get towed, but after 5 years, we've never seen it happen.




Will Pets be allowed?


Yes, pets are allowed, but within reason. Cat's: Due to the odour and damage caused by existing pets (grrr), we intend to build a large pet lounge and catio in which residents can hangout in. This will be the cats semi-permanent sanctuary, cutting down on the hair, allergens, and mess in the home. Cat's will still be allowed in the house of course, but within reasonable limits and boundaries to ensure they don't retake the home and make it their own :) Dogs: Dogs will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Small to average size. Quiet for the most part, definitely trained and not crazy :) More specific boundaries and limitations will need to be considered.





Shared Library

What is a shared economy?


A shared economy is an economic system where assets or services are shared between private individuals. Depending on the community, this can either be for free, in exchange for goods or services (barter), or for a nominal fee The inventory listed below will be shared as a value-added benefit to Podshare residents. Use of items will be limited to the housing premises and would need to be scheduled and signed out beforehand (similar to borrowing a library book). Larger items will be discussed with housemates on where they would be best set-up in the home for shared use.




Audio/Video Collection


​TV's

  • Samsung 4K UHD Smart 55" LED (3 units)
  • LG 4K UHD 3D Smart 55" LED (1 units)
  • Sony 52" Bravia LED Flat Panel (1 units)
  • Sony 52" LCD (1 unit)
  • Haier 42" LCD (1 unit)
  • Prima 32" LCD (1 unit)
  • Prima 27" LCD (1 unit)

TV Mount:
  • ​Sonax PM2220 Wall Mount (6 units) ​

Home Theatre
  • Samsung HWH450 Soundbar/Sub (4 units)
  • Samsung HWH750 Soundbar/Sub (2 units)
  • Sony Home Theatre System (1 unit)
  • Sony DVD Player System (1 unit)​




Computer/Mobile Collection


Tablet:

  • 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (8 units)​
Laptop:
  • Hewlett Packard w/ Windows Vista




Gaming Collection


  • X-Box Console - Original (1 unit): CD-Rom is broken, but it was modded and has games on HD
  • X-Box Console - Original (1 unit)
  • X-Box Games (some)
  • Xbox 360 Console - White (1 unit)
  • Xbox 360 Console - Black (1 unit)
  • Xbox 360 Games (Lots)
  • PS2 (1 unit)
  • PS2 Games (Some)
  • PS3 Console (1 unit)
  • PS3 Games (Lots)
  • Wii Console (1 unit)
  • Wii Games (Some)




Tool Collection


​Tools:

  • Cordless Drill (1 unit)
  • Corded Drill (1 unit)
  • Corded Jigsaw (1 unit)
  • Hammer (2 units)
  • Crowbar - large (1 unit)
  • Crowbar - Small (1 unit)
  • Level (1 unit)
  • Smaller random stuff
  • Ladder (1 unit)