Charles Durrett

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Charles Durrett is a principal at McCamant & Durrett in Nevada City, CA, a firm that specializes in affordable cohousing. He co-authored the groundbreaking Cohousing with his wife and business partner, Kathryn McCamant. McCamant & Durrett's primary concern is people, their environment and the quality of their lives. The firm works closely with their clients through a unique participatory design process that allows them to build the community, not brick by brick, but decision by decision. A leader in sustainable design, McCamant & Durrett Architects helps clients integrate the energy efficiencies and building systems that make their project sustainable and affordable.

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The Senior Cohousing Handbo...

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“In Denmark, people frustrated by the available housing options developed cohousing: a housing type that redefined the concept of neighborhood to fit contemporary lifestyles. Tired of the isolation and the impracticalities of traditional single-family houses and apartment units, they built housing that combines the autonomy of private dwellings with the advantages of community living. Each household has a private residence, but also shares extensive common facilities with the larger group, including kitchen and dining areas, workshops, laundry facilities, guest rooms, and more.”
Charles Durrett, The Senior Cohousing Handbook: A Community Approach to Independent Living

“Most housing options available for seniors today isolate them and discourage neighborhood atmosphere. There is an alternative. If you are interested in: • Living in a large, social community in your own house. • Participating in the planning of your home. • Experiencing an alternative to institutionalized health care.”
Charles Durrett, The Senior Cohousing Handbook: A Community Approach to Independent Living

“Real wealth is derived from a blend of financial and social capital. Social capital? While it is vital to our everyday lives (and happiness), the concept of social capital remains something of a mystery to most Americans.”
Charles Durrett, The Senior Cohousing Handbook: A Community Approach to Independent Living



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