Cohousing, the book, second edition
From: Fred H. Olson WB0YQM (fholsonmaroon.tc.umn.edu)
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 94 09:48 CDT
The second edition of _Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to
Housing Ourselves_ is indeed out.  I have a copy. (See availability
note at end.)  What follows is an overview and comparison to the first
edition as well as the table of contents.

Fred

_Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves-- 2nd ed._
Kathryn M. McCamant and Charles R. Durrett and Ellen Hertzman, 1994,
Ten Speed Press, Post Office Box 7123, Berkeley, CA 94707. $29.95.
22 cm x 24.5 cm (8.5" x 9.5") , 288 pages, Paperback is (aqua) green.

This is the book that started the cohousing movement in the United
States when it was first published in 1988.  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.

The second edition is significantly expanded to include information
including photographs, site plans and floor plans on six cohousing
communities in the U.S.  There is an additional final chapter about
cohousing in the U.S.: "What have we learned? Where are we going?"
Ellen Hertzman who is Project Coordinator with The Cohousing Company
is the author of the new chapters on American cohousing communities.

Topics covered in new final chapter include developing a cohesive
organization, working with a developer, the role of the developer,
financing, sweat equity, standardizing designs, dealing with the
public, "what does the future hold?", single room occupancy and
other variations on the cohousing concept.


                      TABLE OF CONTENTS

   Preface  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   Foreward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

   PART ONE Introducing Cohousing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   Chapter 1 Addressing our changing lifestyles . . . . .  11
   Chapter 2 How cohousing works  . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   Chapter 3 An old idea -- a contemporary approach . . .  37

   PART TWO Eight Cohousing Communities . . . . . . . . .  47
   Chapter 4 Sun & wind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  49
   Chapter 5 Jerngarden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  67
   Chapter 6 Jystrup Savvaerket . . . . . . . . . . . . .  73
   Chapter 7 Mejdal 1 & 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  83
   Chapter 8 Jernstoberiet  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  93
   Chapter 9 Tornevgsgarden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
   Chapter 10 Drejerbanken  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
   Chapter 11 Bondebjerget  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

   PART THREE Creating Cohousing  . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
   Chapter 12 The evolution of cohousing in Europe  . . . 135
   Chapter 13 From dream to reality . . . . . . . . . . . 155
   Chapter 14 Design considerations . . . . . . . . . . . 173

   PART FOUR Pioneering American Communities  . . . . . . 197
   Chapter 15 Translating cohousing to the United States  199
  *Chapter 16 Muir Commons (Davis, CA)  . . . . . . . . . 207
  *Chapter 17 Doyle Street (Emeryville, SF Bay area,CA) . 217
  *Chapter 18 Winslow (Bainbridge Island, WA) . . . . . . 229
  *Chapter 19 Nyland ( Lafayette, CO) . . . . . . . . . . 241
  *Chapter 20 Southside Park ( Sacramento CA) . . . . . . 249
  *Chapter 21 Benicia CA (SF Bay area, CA)  . . . . . . . 259
  *Chapter 22 What have we learned? Where are we going? . 273

   APPENDIX
    Commonly asked questions about the cohousing concept  283
    The Authors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
    Selected Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
    Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
  * indicates new chapters in second edition

The second edition of _Cohousing- the book_ is available (4/94)
by mail from The Cohousing Company, 1250 Addison, Suite 113,
Berkeley, CA 94702 (510) 549-9980.   Send a check for $28.00
which includes tax and shipping.  For an additional $10,
they will send you the latest contact list of about 150 names
and addresses of cohousing contacts.

In Minneapolis it will be available at North Country Food Coop,
2129 Riverside Av, 338-3110 at the cover price of $29.95.
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