|research, Cohousing reading list||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Judy (BAXTER%EPIVAXvx.cis.umn.edu)|
|Date: Fri, 29 Oct 93 16:40 CDT|
Maybe we should post this reading list periodically - since we keep adding netters. To Alice- That is quite a list of questions, and good ones. My basic suggestion to you is to get hold of as many as possible of back issues of the newsletters - national, rocky mt., and NE. They have lots of good stuff. You aren't far from Amherst, I think, and Bruce Coldham could be very helpful. I would just suggest that you keep in mind that people in active CoHousing groups tend to be perenially on the verge of burnout, so starting with written stuff makes sense to me. By the way, my experience says that the process described in "The book', including the demands and how long it took, is very realistic. I'm not sure what you mean by hype. Judy Baxter, Monterey Cohousing Community, Twin Cities Area, Mpls/St.Paul MN (Mococo) baxter%epivax [at] vx.acs.umn.edu From: CISVX::IN%"cohousing-l [at] uci.com" 14-JUL-1993 14:53:01.23 From: James Rubarth-Lay <rubarthj [at] ccwf.cc.utexas.edu> A CoHousing Reading List At our last monthly meeting the Violet Crown CoHousing Group librarian passed out a couple of lists of resources for those interested in getting started in CoHousing. Since there have been a few requests recently both here and in alt.co-ops for such information, I thought I'd transcribe the list and post it. Have fun. Compiled by the Rocky Mountain CoHousing Association (1705 14th St. #317, Boulder, CO 80302, (303) 442-3280) and others. [THEY PUBLISHED A NEWSLETTER, TILL VERY RECENTLY] _CoHousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves_, Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett, 1988, Habitat Press, 1250 Addison #113, Berkeley, CA 94702. $21.95. This is the book that started the CoHousing movement in the United States. It is a beautiful book with lots of photographs and detailed descriptions of existing CoHousing communities in Europe. It also has some advice for creating CoHousing communities here in the States. _CoHousing_, The CoHousing Network, 1620 Belvedere Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702. $20.00 per year. A newsletter published by The CoHousing Network that provides news and information about the development process, management issues and life in CoHousing communites. It contains regional inserts about the activities of core groups around the United States. Three issues per year. _Northeast CoHousing Quarterly_, The Northeast CoHousing Quarterly, 155 Pine Street, Amherst, MA 01002, (413) 549-3616. $15.00 per year. A newsletter promoting and supporting CoHousing initiatives in the northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. _Collaborative Communities: CoHousing, Central Living, and Other New Forms of Housing with Shared Facilities, Dorit Fromm, 1991, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, NY. $46.95. A look at Danish, Dutch, Swedish and American collaborative communites with several nuts and bolts chapters on various aspects of development such as forming a group, structuring the development, site search, financing and ownership options, design, building and more. _Directory of Intentional Communities_, Fellowship for Intentional Community, 1992, Sandhill Farm, Rutledge, MO. _Bioshelters, Ocean Arks, City Farming: Ecology as the Basis of Design_, Nancy and Jack Todd, 1984, Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, CA. _A Better Place to Live: New Design for Tomorrow's Communities_, Michael Corbett, 1981, Rodale Press, Emmaus, PA. _The Community Land Trust Handbook_, The Institute for Community Economics, 1982, Rodale Press, Emmaus, PA. _Builders of the Dawn: Community Lifestyles in a Changing World_, Corinne McLaughlin and Gordon Davidson, 1985, Stillpoint, Walpole, NH. _Sustainable Communities: A New Design Synthesis for Cities, Suburbs and Towns_, Sim Van der Ryn & Peter Calthorpe, 1986, Sierra Club Books, San Frnacisco, CA. _A Pattern Language_, 1977, and _The Timeless Way of Building_, Christopher Alexander, 1979, Oxford University Press, New York, NY. _Design with Nature_, Ian L. McHarg, 1969, Doubleday, Garden City, NY. _The Experience of Place: A Completely New Way of Looking at and Dealing with our Radically Changing Cities and Countryside_, Tony Hiss, 1990, Knopf, NY. _Healthy Home: An Attic to Basement Guide to Toxin-Free Living_, Linda Hunter, 1990. _The Natural House Book_, David Pearson, 1989, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY. _Permaculture: A Designer's Manual_, Bill Mollison, 1988, Agricultural Access Publications. COMMUNITY MAKING _Building United Judgement: A Handbook for Concensus Decision Making_ and _A Manual for Group Facilitators_, both by Center for Conflict Resolution, 731 State Street, Madison, WI 53703. _The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace_, M. 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