Creating Cohousing


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The cohousing "bible" by the US originators of the concept.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Bill McKibben

Part One: Introducing Cohousing
Chapter 1 Addressing Our Changing Lifestyles
Chapter 2 How Cohousing Works
Chapter 3 An Old Idea — A Contemporary Approach

Part Two: Cohousing Communities in Europe: An Inside Look
Chapter 4 The Evolution of Cohousing in Europe
Chapter 5 Trudeslund
Chapter 6 Sun and Wind + Overdrevet
Chapter 7 Jerngarden
Chapter 8 Jystrup Savvaerket
Chapter 9 Tornevangsgarden
Chapter 10 Bondebjerget
Chapter 11 Drejerbanken

Part Three: Two Decades of Cohousing in North America
Chapter 12 FrogSong Cohousing
Chapter 13 Hearthstone Cohousing
Chapter 14 Bellingham Cohousing & Pleasant Hill Cohousing
Chapter 15 Muir Commons
Chapter 16 Doyle Street
Chapter 17 Southside Park Cohousing
Chapter 18 Jamaica Plain Cohousing
Chapter 19 Berkeley Cohousing
Chapter 20 Temescal Commons and Temescal Creek
Chapter 21 Swan's Market Cohousing
Chapter 22 WindSong Cohousing
Chapter 23 Quayside Village Cohousing
Chapter 24 Fresno Cohousing
Chapter 25 Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage
Chapter 26 Yarrow Ecovillage

Part Four: Creating Cohousing
Chapter 27 From Dream to Reality
Chapter 28 The Participatory Design Process
Chapter 29 Cohousing Design

Part Five: Sustainability, Longevity, and the Cohousing Legacy
Chapter 30 Cohousing and Community
Chapter 31 Happily Ever Aftering in Cohousing
Chapter 32 The Legacy of Cohousing

Selected Bibliography
About the Authors

About the Author

Charles Durrett and his wife Kathryn McCamant are award-winning architects who introduced the concept of cohousing to the US. with their book Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves . Charles wrote The Senior Cohousing Handbook and, together with Kathryn McCamant, has designed over fifty cohousing communities in the United States and consulted on many more around the world.

Kathryn McCamant , and her husband Charles Durrett co-authored Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves and founded McCamant & Durrett Architects and The CoHousing Company. They coined the term "cohousing" for which they are credited in the Oxford English Dictionary. Kathryn has designed and developed dozens of cohousing communities and founded Cohousing Partners in 2006 with developer Jim Leach.

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