Re: Getting started guide / FAQ?
From: Ann Zabaldo (zabaldoearthlink.net)
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:46:18 -0800 (PST)
Ooops!

Take that ? out of the URL line for cohousing.org

http://www.cohousing.org

Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church VA
703-688-2646

On Jan 14, 2015, at 9:35 AM, Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> wrote:

> 
> Hello Jean!
> 
> Congrats on beginning your group and your upcoming adventure!  You’re going 
> to love it!
> 
> Have you read Creating Cohousing by Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrette?  
> That’s “The Bible.”  Read it cover to cover.  
> 
> Have you checked out the CohoUS website?  Http://www.cohousing.org?  Lots of 
> good info there.
> 
> Check out the archives of this list serve — abundant material on organizing 
> your community.
> 
> Plan to attend the upcoming national conference in Durham, NC this May.   ALL 
> of you.  You’ll need a lot of bodies to cover the offerings at this 
> conference.
> 
> Also read Chris ScottHasen’s Cohousing Handbook.  Cover to cover.  I’m sure 
> all these books are available either through the author’s website or via 
> Barnes & Noble or Amazon.
> 
> You may also wish to purchase a book and DVD produced by Mid Atlantic 
> Cohousing targeted to developers looking to build cohousing.  It’s called:  
> Developing Sustainable  Neighborhoods for Today’s Housing Market.  Book and 
> DVD:  $25.00 including S&H.  You can get this through me.  Here’s link to 
> Youtube for an overview of the DVD:  
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYD2sv8LmOE    The video and book were 
> originally written and filmed but Zev Paiss and Neshama Abrahams.  The book 
> was lated edited and updated by Sharon Villines.  All three are contributors 
> to this list serve.
> 
> One last word of advice:   start working w/ a cohousing professional as soon 
> as possible.  You will save time, money and a whole lot of stressful, 
> sleepless nights if you do so.  Right in MA you have one of the best 
> professional cohousing teams available:  Krauss-Fitch architects:   
> http://www.krausfitch.com/
> 
> Have fun, Jean!
> 
> And keep us apprised of your progress!
> 
> Best --
> 
> Ann Zabaldo
> Takoma Village Cohousing
> Washington, DC
> Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
> Falls Church VA
> 703-688-2646
> 
> 
> On Jan 14, 2015, at 9:15 AM, Fred-List manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> 
> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> Jean Foster <jean.l.foster [at] gmail.com>
>> is the author of the message below.  It was posted by
>> Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org>
>> after deleting quoted digest and changing subject line.
>> 
>> Digest subscribers, please delete most of quoted digest and
>> restore subject line when replying.
>> 
>> --------------------  FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS --------------------
>> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I have a small group of people in Massachusetts who are interested in
>> creating a multi-gen, age-in-place co-housing community (on a lake!),
>> ideally off-grid, large organic garden,etc.  but none of us have any idea
>> where to start.  I was wondering if this list has ever compiled a getting
>> started guide or has a web-site or book to recommend for us?
>> 
>> I'm looking forward to learning from and contributing to this list!
>> 
>> best,
>> -jean-
>> 
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