Creating Cohousing; Building Sustainable Communities. Charles Durrett, Kathryn McCamant.

Creating Cohousing; Building Sustainable Communities.

New Society Publishers, 05/01/2011. A Community Approach to Independent Living. Item #25408
ISBN: 9780865716728

From the Publisher;


Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities is an in-depth
exploration of a uniquely rewarding type of housing which is perfect for anyone
who values their independence but longs for more connection with those around
them. Written by the award-winning team that wrote the original "cohousing
bible" 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,


Cohousing communities create unique opportunities for designing more
sustainable lifestyles. Whether urban, suburban or rural; senior or
intergenerational; retrofit or new, the authors show how the physical structures
of cohousing communities lend themselves to a more efficient use of resources,
and make everything from gardening to childcare to socializing easier.


Creating Cohousing puts the "neighbor" back into "neighborhood"; and is an
essential resource for anyone interested in more environmentally and socially
sustainable living.


About the Authors;


Charles Durrett & Kathryn McCamant are the principals at McCamant & Durrett, a firm that
specializes in affordable and community-based multi-family housing and cohousing.
They have consulted on or designed over fifty cohousing communities internationally
and live in Nevada City, California.


320 pages, paperback. New Society Publishers (April, 2011)

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Price: $32.95

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