Cohousing: a contemporary approach to housing ourselves

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Ten Speed Press, May 1, 1989 - Crafts & Hobbies - 208 pages
A movement that began in Europe has taken hold in North America because it provides some real answers for the increasing number of people who stop to look at where and how they live and at their impact on the environment. Cohousing is a way for a group of people to work together to develop places to live that offer both privacy and community with the values of an old-fashioned neighborhood-safety, independence, mutual concern. Many of these new ventures are up and running and many more are in the planning stages. Delivering more bang for the buck, this innovative approach to housing is challenging the formidable housing problems we face, and it is succeeding.

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User Review  - juniperSun - LibraryThing

Presents reports on 8 different cohousing communities in Denmark, gives a brief history on the development of the current cohousing concept, provides useful steps in creating such a community ... Read full review

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User Review  - gardenganic - LibraryThing

This is a thoughtfully prepared book, with floor plans and site layout, decent photographs, and well-written and organized text. Makes you think you don't have to wear socks with your sandals to consider co-housing a viable option. Read full review

Contents

Preface
4
An Inside Look
45
Creating Cohousing
131
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About the author (1989)

Charles Durrett is the principal at McCamant & Durrett, a firm that specializes in affordable and community-based multi-family housing and cohousing. He has consulted on or designed over fifty cohousing communities internationally and lives in Nevada City, California. He co-authored the groundbreaking Cohousing with his wife and business partner Kathryn McCamant.

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