The Fifth Street Commons is a co-housing community made up of 16 self-contained condos with carports and a solar-electric common house that features a shared laundry room and guest room, as well as a kitchen, dining room, living room, and 3/4 bathroom that can be used for gatherings.
We have once-a-month work-parties/meetings, weekly social gatherings, planned and spontaneous potlucks, and are a pretty cool group of folks aged four to 70+.
Everything in the seaside village of Langley is within an easy walk, including the post office, Star Store, coffee shops, restaurants, theaters, and beach. There is a bus stop a block away.
This lower-level unit has two bedrooms, one bath, and measures approximately 700 square feet. It’s carpeted in the living area and bedrooms and has linoleum flooring in the kitchen and bath. The kitchen features a new refrigerator, and all rooms have been freshly painted. This unit is easily accessible on the ground floor and close to the gardens, Common House, and play structure. Covered parking for one vehicle included.
$230,000 (HOA dues of $205 per month include garbage and gigabit Wi-Fi)
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Floor plan (imagine this as mirror image)
Location within the community
Can I rent the unit?
We are working to maintain the owner-to-renter ratio that banks require for financing. Because we currently have the maximum number of renters, we cannot rent more units. Therefore, this unit is for sale.
What is expected of residents in the community?
We work together to steward our shared areas, including the grounds and garden, Common House, building exteriors, carports, parking lot, fencing, recycling, and other areas. We meet monthly to discuss and make decisions that impact us all. Residents are expected to participate in work parties and meetings.
What kind of activities do you take part in as a community?
In addition to work parties and meetings, we have frequent planned and spontaneous social gatherings and potlucks.
What type of buyers are you looking for?
We value diversity and multigenerational balance and are looking for people who are strong communitarians.
Do we have to have previous experience living in cohousing?
No, but you need to be community-minded. The Fifth Street Commons is a village within a village. For most of human history, people lived in small groups like this one. The fact that the Fifth Street Commons is located within the town of Langley is an added benefit.
Here’s a series of questions from another cohousing community that can help you determine whether cohousing is a fit for you.
Did you all decide to become a community together?
No. Most cohousing communities start out that way, but our history is different.
Do you share regular meals?
Many cohousing communities do, but we do not. We have scheduled (once a month) and spontaneous potlucks.
Are you a commune?
Do you share a religion or belief system?
Are the condos self-contained?
Will the current owners finance the unit?
What are the HOA dues?
Dues of $— per month (for a two-bedroom unit) include garbage and gigabit Wi-Fi.