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Cohousing resources

Do you want to find out more about cohousing? These are the resources we recommend:

In New Zealand, Earthsong in Auckland and Dunedin's High Street Cohousing Project are similar ventures that are established or in progress and will give you an idea of what's involved. Earthsong has regular open days where you can hear about cohousing and experience their village neighbourhood.

Cohousing New Zealand is a site exploring affordable, sustainable co-housing in Aotearoa. It lists local cohousing communities and projects. Their Facebook group is a good place for news of specific projects and general cohousing discussions.

Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities is the definitive book about cohousing in the United States. It introduces the concepts and variations and includes a number of well established case studies. It is by Charles Durrett and Kathryn McCamant (New Society Publishers, 2011).

Cohousing.org is a United States association supporting cohousing communities. It has a good overview of what is cohousing or check out the UK perspective below. A recent US article makes The case for cohousing: where responsibilities are shared and life is a little less lonely.

It's not a commune! Joe Atkinson from LILAC in the UK explains (in under 2 minutes).