Re: Cohousing around Florida : I need help to visit some cohousing in Florida
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:59:48 -0800 (PST)
Good morning, Tulio!

Welcome aboard!

Congratulations on your passionate desire to bring cohousing to Brazil.  

I am sure that our super hot Director of Cohousing US, Alice Alexander,  will 
be contacting you.  She never misses an opportunity to spread the word about 

Happily, almost all the information you want is available right at your 

Are you familiar with the website?  It’s a feast of cohousing 
information.  There you will find cohousing communities in all 50 states listed 
in the DIRECTORY.  You will also find photos, blog posts, events, professionals 
such as architects, etc.  There is a newly developing cohousing community in 
Gainesville, FL You will find them in the DIRECTORY.  Also they participate on 
this list so someone from the group may also reply.

You can also check out the Mid Atlantic Cohousing website which has lots of 
free articles you can download.

Be sure to download the free document “Some Cohousing Resources.”  It lists all 
the major resources for a person undertaking a cohousing project.

For more photos, use images in google to see hundreds of photos of cohousing 
communities from all over the world.  Googling “cohousing” will bring up a 
zillion articles and references.

Want some videos?  Youtube houses more than you can ever watch.

And if you want to buy books … then simply search for “cohousing” on 
and all the major cohousing titles will pop up.

Your issue will not be in finding cohousing material … it will be in narrowing 
your choices because it can be overwhelming.  Therefore, I always suggest that 
you start with “The Bible” of the cohousing movement “Creating Cohousing” by 
Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett.  These authors, as you know, brought 
cohousing to the US.  And, it’s the book people undertaking should read before 
spending a dime.  It will help you avoid some costly blunders.   After that 
there are several books to read including The Cohousing Handbook by Chris 
ScottHanson and Developing Sustainable Housing for Today’s Housing Market which 
is a combo book and DVD from Mid Atlantic Cohousing that interviews the three 
biggest cohousing developers in the US:  Kathryn McCamant, Jim Leach and Don 
Tucker.  You must order that book and DVD directly from Mid Atlantic Cohousing 
— see the website page:

Don’t forget to come back to the states to attend the super awesome national 
Cohousing conference in Nashville, TN May 19-21, 2017.  You will find 
information on that conference also on the website.

This should get you started. But as I said … I’m sure you will hear directly 
from Alice.

Congratulations again!  As a power wheelchair rider, I look forward to visiting 
accessible cohousing in Brazil.  

Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church, VA
Board of Directors

A friend recently told me I was delusional.  I nearly fell off my unicorn.

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