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The Cohousing Handbook: Building a Place for Community

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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 work. The handbook covers every element that goes into the creation of a cohousing project, including group processes, land acquisition, finance and budgets, construction, development profe ...more
Paperback, 290 pages
Published November 15th 2004 by New Society Publishers (first published May 1996)
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Sarah
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
helpful topic. i got about halfway through this, but then lost interest in cohousing for other reasons
Kim Ciniello
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
Another casualty of Mr. Dewey. Damn him. Not at all what I expected. More of how to live in a East Coast Style Co-Op than a commune type community. May be slightly outdated if researching the legal aspects of a condo type style community.
Jeanne Goodman
Mar 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone interested in cohousing
This was the bible and required reading for my community that formed in 2000.

It taught us everything from how to get started to how to get along!
Kelsey
Feb 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
this book is a great resource, full of case examples, diagrams. floor plans, and lots of other information.
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