Who we are
The Triple Rock Co-op is a unique member of the family of intentional communities, such as co-housing projects, communes, eco-villages, housing co-ops, ashrams and Kibbutzim.
Our members are united by our desire to live cooperatively, to create an alternative to standard land ownership structures, to live lightly on the land, and to work together, using our own resources, to make this happen. We are all committed to exploring egalitarian values and ecologically sustainable lifestyles, to creating a child friendly neighbourhood, sharing our resources and generally being open to experiments in living.
We identify ourselves as a co-housing project because of the mix of shared resources-(the property itself, the driveway, infrastructure, and Common House) and private elements (individual homes and studios/workshops).
Unlike some intentional communities, ours is not based around a single, formally articulated common political, social or spiritual vision. Rather, the project weaves together various strands of alternative thinking and practices. Many members are interested in permaculture, alternative building, and green lifestyles. Some members identify themselves as anarchists, some pagans, and many would shy away from labels altogether.
Our group shares all responsibilities for the project, and many resources. Decisions are by consensus, rotating tasks and roles as the need arises.
We have 88 acres of mostly young forested land, with a plan for fifteen residential units and a common-house, clustered within ten acres. We are currently preparing to build our Common House, a spacious log house placed more or less in the centre of the housing cluster. We greatly look forward to sharing meals, playing music, dancing, talking, cooking, preserving food, and much more within it.
Our project is incorporated as a non-profit cooperative. The Co-op owns the land; members own (and build and finance) their own houses and have the right to use a ½ acre ‘lot’ for their home, as well as all the common facilities. We have legal structures in place so that members cannot make a profit on their investment in the project, and thus the price of buying into the Coop will not be affected by changes in the real estate market.
Each household will have hydro electricity to its lot line. We have opted for rainwater collection as our only water source, except in the Common House. There will be no flush toilets in our cluster other than in the common-house; homes will have composting toilets.
If you are interested in joining a diverse, vibrant, communitarian group in the process of creating a unique, experimental neighbourhood embedded in a wonderful Gulf Island community, then please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.