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Creating Cohousing


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

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Acknowledgments Foreword by Bill McKibben Preface 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 Afterword Selected Bibliography Notes Index About the Authors

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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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