We were pleased to host the Port Perry coliving group over three days this month. We compared notes and learned from each other’s approaches on matters such as standards for design in common areas, approaches to creating a reserve fund, and how far to go in practising “financial nudity” (not shown).
Our house concert with Taylor Abrahamse was a huge success. We had more than 30 people grooving to Taylor’s tunes and enjoying his humour.
We’ve been doing some work on articulating what we see as the key benefits of coliving. Some of these are particular to Oakview Coliving, some are more broadly applicable. What do you think? Are these attractive benefits? Are there any we’re missing?
We’d be glad to hear any responses or suggestions for improvement.
By the way, Oakview Coliving currently has one vacancy.
Ted and Hillary's lasagna with roasted beet salad
Mardi and Doug's grilled bok choy with strip loin or portabello mushroom
Grethe's creamy pasta and vegetables with tomato salad and fresh basil
Does this answer your question?
Why yes, yes we do eat like that every day, why do you ask?
Okay, it's officially summer and time to catch up on some of our news. In late May, Peter joined us. He's well known in the area as a trailblazer -- literally -- having helped to establish many of the region's favourite hiking trails.
Then in early June, less than a year after Mardi and Doug met Greg and Anna, we closed the deal and officially became Oakview Coliving.
Shoulda told you all before now, but that lake is just so darned inviting... gotta go.
People who respond to any of those could find themselves in the running for the ONLY TWO remaining units.
(Yeah, I kinda buried the lede there.)
A fifth unit has been sold and we welcome Kim to our expanding company. Yay!
We covered a lot of ground. We developed a car sharing policy, planned the mesh network to extend high speed internet throughout the facility, figured out where the exercise room is going, and met some delightful people who may be interested in joining us.
Board members and staff from the Haliburton County Development Corporation (above) came for a visit to talk about affordable housing and how we can help. They seem like a great resource and we had a fabulous meeting with them.
We gave interviews to the Minden Times and Cottage Life, and we're looking forward to their articles.
Through it all we enjoyed great food and had a ot of fun.
With four of a possible seven units committed, we have determined that Oakview Coliving is a go.
Between now and June 1 we look forward to welcoming an additional three investors who would like to live in community on this glorious site.
Explore the pages of our website to get an idea of what we mean by coliving and what units are available. Then contact us if you'd like to explore further.
We can be reached at [email protected].
Come enjoy the view!