The Cohousing Handbook: Building a Place for Community

The Cohousing Handbook: Building a Place for Community

by Chris ScottHanson, Kelly ScottHanson
     
 

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Cohousing offers an end to the isolation of the single-family suburban home. Balancing community and personal privacy, cohousing is a chance to create a modern village in an urban or rural setting. Residents own their own homes and can gather in common areas to share meals and socialize. An increasingly popular form of housing in both Europe and North America,…  See more details below

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Cohousing offers an end to the isolation of the single-family suburban home. Balancing community and personal privacy, cohousing is a chance to create a modern village in an urban or rural setting. Residents own their own homes and can gather in common areas to share meals and socialize. An increasingly popular form of housing in both Europe and North America, cohousing addresses and alleviates many of the demands and pressures of modern life-everything from day care to aging at home is easier with the help of your neighbors. As pioneers in the development of cohousing in North America, Chris and Kelly ScottHanson offer individuals and new groups a wealth of information and practical hints on how the process works. The Cohousing Handbook covers every element that goes into the creation of a cohousing project, including group processes, land acquisition, finance and budgets, construction, development professionals, design considerations, permits, approvals and membership. This revised and updated edition includes an expanded marketing chapter, as well as a foreword by Gifford Pinchot.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550923148
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
415,482
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Chris ScottHanson is President and CEO of Seattle-based Construction&Development Services Inc., and co-owner of Cohousing Resources LLC. Responsible for overseeing numerous cohousing projects from land acquisition through construction, Chris is an acknowledged cohousing expert throughout North America. Kelly ScottHanson is COO of Cohousing Resources LLC and CEO of Eco-Development LLC. She is responsible for public relations and marketing, start up guidance, and membership advice for numerous cohousing and ecovillage projects. They both live and work on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

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