|Re: New coho book, View from 410||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: PattyMara Gourley (pmgourleygmail.com)|
|Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2010 08:30:12 -0700 (PDT)|
Haven't we all thought "this would make a great book"? Here's a link: http://www.amazon.com/View-410-When-Home-Cohousing/dp/1440179824/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1278516504&sr=1-1 On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 8:16 AM, Elaine Ostroff <elaine [at] ostroff.org> wrote: > > Hello to the list. Thank you for all that I have been learning from you > these past 2 years. Now I'd like to share a new book that I've found very > helpful. Below is the review that I've posted on Amazon. If you know of > other first person accounts, I'd like to learn about them. > > > > <This is a book that I didn't want to finish! It is the real story of what > happens in cohousing through the first person account of a deeply involved > participant from the earliest planning stages through the building, move in > and several years of settling in. This is a detailed look at Cambridge > Cohousing, a Massachusetts urban intergenerational community of 41 > households. As a member of a 'Forming" group in Westport, MA., I found my > self nodding YES constantly as I moved with the author through the > engaging, > exhausting and sometime frustrating and more often thrilling process of > their complex journey. The book gave me an inside view - it made me feel as > if I were there. The book gave me hope, that 'we' might do it.and why it > takes so much time. I understood more about my intuitive desire NOT to live > in 'senior's only community and what was so positive about families and > people of all ages living in an interdependent community. > > > > I have been a student of Cohousing for about 2 years; eager to learn about > this remarkable process of building community through books, articles, > visits to established communities and meetings. The View from 410 is the > first publication that illuminates the intense process of what it really > takes to create a Cohousing community. This is a book for someone who > already knows a little about cohousing and wants to understand the > intricate > dynamics and daily experiences of creating the shared living concept that > is > Cohousing. Other books that I've read were very useful in describing the > history and the generic processes of creating cohousing, with brief > examples, of the variations in urban and rural cohousing in the US and > Denmark. Once you know the basics of cohousing, you'll be ready to dive > into > the View from 410.> > > > > Elaine Ostroff, Westport Cohousing (Forming and reforming group) > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > > -- www.pattymara.1000markets.com Our cohousing home is for sale or lease: http://tncoho.com/available/1742 "Luminous beings are we . . . not this crude matter." --Yoda
New coho book, View from 410 Elaine Ostroff, July 7 2010
- Re: New coho book, View from 410 PattyMara Gourley, July 7 2010
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