Dragonfly Commons is a local, not-for-profit initiative to bring about an innovative solution to our local workforce housing crisis.  The goal is to provide affordable home ownership in a secluded eco-friendly development on Drake Road, walking distance to Ganges.

The project proposes to create 30 small detached houses ranging in size from 600 – 800 sq/ft on a 10.5 acre property.  The property is owned by couple Fernando and Tami dos Santos who are spearheading a planning team of highly qualified and motivated individuals to help realize this vision.

Who is this project for?

We are focusing on creating an affordable neighbourhood for a diverse community of working people on Salt Spring with a range from low to middle-income levels.

The criteria is still evolving but will prioritize Salt Spring residents with employment on Salt Spring, especially in the health-care & social services field.


Well Water License granted

As of April, 2021, the Provincial department FLNRO, Forests, Lands and Natural Resources, granted Dragonfly Commons a Groundwater License for the use of our well-water for 30 homes. After an exhaustive amount of research and water studies by FLNRO and two hydrogeologists, it was determined that the amount of water needed is amply supplied by …

Probus presentation June 19th

Fernando will be making a presentation about Dragonfly Commons to the Probus Club of SSI on June 19th, at their monthly meeting. Please read the Probus website http://probus-ssi.ca and here is the link to the page about the Dragonfly talk: http://probus-ssi.ca/speakers/ The meeting is from 10am – noon at the Lion’s Hall.

About Us

Our hardworking and resourceful steering committee includes members with background in affordable housing, law, financing, architecture, project planning, computer science, geology, etc.

Steering Committee:
Chas Belknap
Ron Cooke
Jean Gelwicks
Donald Gunn
Rhonan Heitzmann
Peter Lamb
Jane Patterson
Kisae Petersen
Cora Platz
Robin Williams

Board of Directors of Dragonfly Commons Housing Society
Fernando Dos Santos
Tami Dos Santos
Kisae Petersen
Ron Cooke

We are working actively with the Salt Spring Housing Council to support all the affordable housing projects that are underway and to increase awareness of the housing crisis on Salt Spring.

Download our current brochure.


Maps and Photos

Dragonfly Commons driveway
Top of the driveway
Dragonfly Pond