Cohousing is both a built and social infrastructure. Come see the design features that support community! Learn about the ways we maintain a vibrant, healthy neighbourhood through the following focused exhibits:
1. Learn about consensus decision-making, what it’s like to live here, emerging cohousing opportunities, and unique initiatives that are hosted by our neighbors (i.e. artwork, gardening, beekeeping and solar interest)
2. Partake in games and refreshments in the courtyard – for kids and adults!
3. Hear about Cohousing in North America
Guided tours available at 10 am / 11 am / 12 noon / 1 pm / 2 pm / 3 pm
Pre-registration required – please RSVP using link at top of page.
English, German, French and Spanish languages spoken.
Significance to Calgary
Prairie Sky is a hidden gem just off Edmonton trail. It will surprise you with its unique garden layout in a cozy courtyard. Prairie Sky represents a model of living that forms strong neighborly bonds while respecting privacy. It has its own mini community hall called a “common house” where events, meals and house concerts happen frequently.
Even in Calgary one can have small footprint living without compromising a high standard of living. Architecturally, the the courtyards, individual homes and gardens nest together in a vibrant urban landscape.
Historically, a group of visionary individuals came together to create a place of living in community. Prairie Sky cohousing was built from the ground up by a Danish consensus model. A strong social community emerged from the process of design, construction, and time together making small and large decisions. Prairie Sky has attracted a variety of creative, thoughtful, and forward-thinking people. We are currently navigating a proposal to add solar power and are used as a model for new groups.
Men & Women
4 visitor stalls on the north end of the complex (31st Ave NE) and 1 handicapped parking stall on the south end (30th Ave).
Street parking on 31 Ave just off of Edmonton Trail.
You will have to use the stairs next to the parkade door to go up to the main courtyard
Public Transit Route Info
Buses # 4 and #5 travel North and South on Edmonton Trail. Bus stops are within 1/2 to 2 blocks from our site