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Happily ever aftering in cohousing: a handbook for community living / by Charles Durrett, with Bernice Gonzalez and Erik Bonnett.

Durrett, Charles, 1955- (author.). Gonzalez, Bernice, (author.). Bonnett, Erik, (author.).

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Summary:

Happily Ever Aftering in Cohousing presents lessons from over 30 years of researching, designing,and living in cohousing, and especially from examining the patterns associated with high-functioning cohousing communities. This book examines the challenges and provides tips, tools, and strategies to create high-functioning cohousing communities that experience long-termm success.
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Hood River County Library 334.1 DUR 2015 (Text) 33892100149997 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 02/18/2016 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781633183780
  • Physical Description: 96 pages: color illustrations; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Nevada City, California: McCamant & Durrett Architects, [2015].

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: If it doesn't work socially, why bother?; Can we institutionalize "happy"?; Creating a happier community -- Part 1, Group process in cohousing: Management by consensus; Consensus: a process for decision-making; Using consensus; Key roles in effective group process; Using committees effectively; Working together -- Part 2, Management: Transition, from managing an LLC to running an HOA; Integrating new members into the community; Moving into cohousing after it is built; Accommodating visitors with official tours; Moving out of cohousing; The common laundry, transforming chores into community building opportunities; Technology and social life; Finding quiet in cohousing; Planning for improvements and use -- Part 3, Common dinners: Understanding common dinner; Pushing the reset button; Making common dinner work; Family dining in cohousing -- Part 4, Maintenance: Maintain the common spaces, build the community; Getting everyone involved; Hiring out maintenance work -- Conclusion: The community tax: so much for so little -- Afterword: Evolution: aftering, happily, in cohousing.
Summary, etc.:
Happily Ever Aftering in Cohousing presents lessons from over 30 years of researching, designing,and living in cohousing, and especially from examining the patterns associated with high-functioning cohousing communities. This book examines the challenges and provides tips, tools, and strategies to create high-functioning cohousing communities that experience long-termm success.
Subject: Housing, Cooperative

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