Tours and Sales

Homes occasionally come available in this highly sought after cohousing community. They range in size from one bedrooms up to three bedrooms and den units.  Amenities include kitchen/dining hall, music room, crafts room, exercise room, woodworking shop, children’s play room and organic gardens. Close to VIU, Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, University Village Mall, and downtown. Email: info@pacificgardens.ca to make an appointment for a Covid safe tour of our community. You need to wear masks and follow covid protocols for a guided tour of our common spaces as well as the property. We have many photos of our extensive community amenities and events on our Instagram and Facebook pages as well as in our online newsletter which you can sign onto for free! 

One unit is for sale as of August 2022. You can view basic information about it on our home page. In addition, we keep a preliminary waitlist for sales which we refer to when units become available. Please send us an email to join our preliminary waitlist.

We maintain an active, confidential waitlist for available units. Homes tend to sell quickly here so we encourage you to get on our waitlist well in advance of your preferred timelines for moving and/or purchasing a home. Buyers generally need to be pre-approved for financing prior to even placing a competitive offer to purchase a home here. VanCity is a financial institution that is familiar with Cohousing and can support you to secure personal financing.

Homes are purchased and sold by owners in the same way as in any other condominium building.

However, it is our hope that sellers will sell their units to people who have demonstrated a genuine interest in cohousing and a willingness to do the social, emotional and practical work that support the healthy functioning of a cohousing community.

If sellers and landlords wish to use our services and expertise, we have a Sales Support Team that is available to assist them in finding purchasers and tenants who are compatible with cohousing.

It is our expectation that prospective purchasers and tenants will participate in:

  • a socially distanced, safe tour of the property with one of our members
  •  Virtual and outdoor social events to get to know different members of the community (and vice versa)

If you still are interested in joining our community, we would encourage you to participate in:

  • a community meeting which we are now holding outdoors
  • a cohousing conversation face to face and socially distanced wearing masks This is a gathering with half a dozen residents of different ages and life stages to explore each other’s expectations and experiences of living in cohousing.

We would also encourage potential community members (buyers) to read the minutes of our strata and community meetings for the last two years, our bylaws, consensual guidelines, and financial reports. When prospective buyers have reached that level of interest, we provide them with a link to a Google Drive where they can view all those materials.

Living in a cohousing community requires a shift towards a cooperative culture from “Me to We” and away from the competitive culture that most of us have been immersed in during our lives. It is a significant change of orientation, and it requires effort and personal growth.

Cohousing has many benefits and rewards, and we are eager to share the joys of this lifestyle with you!