About Cohousing - General:

Cohousing article at Wikipedia 3 minute What is a home? video - great brief introduction The Cohousing Association of the United States Cohousing-L - national online discussion with extensive archives. Infographic introduction to cohousing 2011 book _Creating Cohousing_ by Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett The Cohousing Handbook Building a Place for Community By Chris Scotthanson and Kelly Scotthanson 2005 (available online, free) Range of physical forms cohousing takes

Twin Cities cohousing

Twin Cities Cohousing Network is an umbrella organization that promotes cohousing in the Twin Cities. Come hear about other groups and possible sites. The annual meeting was Tue. Feb 20 at Ghandi Mahal Restaurant 3009 27th Ave S, Mpls TCCN has 4 regular gatherings in 2018 with a meal on Mar 8, May 10, Sep 13, Nov 8 at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church 420 Cedar Lake Rd S Mpls. See TCCN website for details. Bassett Creek Cohousing proposed multigenerational urban community actively seeking a few more members so they can acquire a site near transit. SUITE Cohousing, St Paul, MN is creating sustainable, urban, intergenerational, transit oriented, and equitable cohousing at Metro Lofts in St. Paul. by Westgate station of the green line LRT. Monterey Cohousing Community is a unique, small, collaborative cohousing community located in St. Louis Park, MN Transition Longfellow is part of Transition Town that does community based grassroot projects that aim to increase self-sufficiency to reduce the potential effects of peak oil, climate destruction, and economic instability - several of Bassett Creek Cohousing values.

Selected cohousing videos

There is a lot of information about cohousing on the Internet including a wikipedia cohousing article There are a lot of videos about cohousing on the Internet. Below is a list of selected videos about cohousing. There is some overlap with: Videos at cohousing.org (Coho/US) Many are by Chuck Durrett or his wife, Kathryn McCamant. Both are American architects and authors, who have designed over 50 of the about 150 cohousing communites in the US.

Short videos

Grace Kim's TED Talk: How cohousing can make us happier 10:20 What makes the good life? (social connections) 12:47 Ted Talk Kathryn McCamant - lessons learned from the Danes 2008 3:58 Architect and cohousing expert Kathryn McCamant talks about a lesson learned from the Danes: Bringing houses together brings people together. Cohousing video by kids May 2015 2:30 Why living in cohousing is great -- not what is cohousing... Cohousing Explained: "What is a Home?" 2012 2:47 Animated explanation of why and what with narration by a cute kid. Denmark Is Considered One Of The Happiest Places In The World | TODAY 5:02

More detail / longer videos

Chuck Durrett - Cohousing An Afforable and Effective Solution to Housing Sydney March 17 2016 36:12 Charles Durrett Univ. of South Australia Mar 21, 2016 56:37 Innovation and Collaboration Centre Charles Durrett lecture, Oregon 2009 1:45:02 Cohousing: A Community Approach to Housing Ourselves - UOregonArchitecture A public lecture presented at the University of Oregon Department of Architecture on October 28, 2009. "What is Cohousing?" slideshow from Kraus Fitch Architects 66 slides in 2017 revised version, no narration but good text / captions etc. Has some format problems. Two part introduction to cohousing and a brief history of cohousing in Madison, Wisconsin from the first workshops through 2009, as told by Lou Host-Jablonski, Architect with Design Coalition: Madison cohousing intro Part 1 2009 9:45 Part 1 describes the book by McCamant & Durrett, Danish cohousing roots, and the first cohousing in the United States. Madison cohousing intro Part 2 2009 8:56 Part 2 describes a few early cohousing projects in the U.S., including Muir Commons which was included in a larger subdivision as the required the affordable part. Concludes with Madison workshops and three subsequent cohousing projects. Ted talk: Cohousing -- Community at its Best | Erica Elliott 2015 9:56 Cohousing information in Spanish (with 3 minute video) Chuck's presentation with dubbed translation and signed (Spanish?) for the deaf Sept 15 55:10 Manual del Senior Cohousing Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo Dani Wagman Jan 2016 A Pattern Language / Christopher Alexander demo video Not specifically about cohousing but related to design:

This page is maintained by Fred H Olson. Fred's Link page