Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities
- Kathryn McCamant & Charles Durrett -
Written by the award-winning team that wrote the original "cohousing bible" in the 1980's and first brought cohousing to North America, this fully-illustrated manual combines nuts-and-bolts practical considerations and design ideas with extensive case studies of dozens of diverse communities in Europe and North America.
Purchase the book here.
Head, Heart & Hands: Lessons in Community Building
- Shari Leach -
A hands-on activity book for cohousing groups. The book aims to empower groups to move effectively through the various stages of development, covering ground rules, defining your community values and vision, consensus 101, conflict and blocks, meetings, creating basic standing teams, positions of power, creating participation systems, naming your community, common house planning, pet agreements, rental agreement, and more.
Head, Heart & Hands is currently out-of-print. To order HHH now, please contact Rosie Sullivan, who has a few copies in stock. If there is demand, they will print more. The company Rosie works for is owned by Jim or Shari Leach, and Shari is the author of HHH.
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Videos on cohousing
Architect Grace Kim's TED Talk
How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer)
PBS NewsHour Special
Cohousing communities help prevent social isolation