Prairie Sky Cohousing Cooperative is an 18-unit residential development in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Prairie Sky is a cooperative and caring neighbourhood based on principles of community, respect, and sustainability. Built in 2003, the community had been forming through shared vision, research and planning, work, play and commitment long before these physical buildings were created.
“Cohousing Neighbourhoods… Some people call them a return to the best of small-town communities. Others say they are like a traditional village or the close-knit neighbourhood where they grew up, while futurists call them an altogether new response to social, economic and environmental challenges of the 21st century. Each holds a piece of the truth. Cohousing is a concept that came to North America in 1988 from Denmark where it emerged over 25 years [previously]. It describes neighbourhoods that combine the autonomy of private dwellings with the advantages of shared resources and community living.”