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Creating Cohousing : Building Sustainable Communities
Author: Kathryn McCamant

ISBN: 9780865716728
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1 February 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 19.1 x 2.1
Description:
A man's home is his castle. But demographic and economic changes have turned our castles into islands. How can we regain the elements of the traditional village - family, cooperation, community, and a sense of belonging--within the context of twenty-first century life?

Now fully revised and updated, 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 m...

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