Cohousing info

In case you missed our recent webinars with Patrica Jacob s and Lynn Gafney on cohousing, see below:

o   To learn more about Cohousing see the list below of resources of several types; books, websites and videos.  These are great next places to explore. 

o   To visit a cohousing community that is operating, you’d usually need to travel, but many communities now have videos posted online.  Check out one of the major cohousing websites and you'll get links to specific communities; then you can visit virtually. 

o   To explore building a group to create cohousing locally Patricia Jacobs will host a webinar in a few months. 

Webinar:  Wednesday, July 14, 2021   6 – 7:30 PM

To register email: or call 732-535-8441

Cohousing Resources- To Learn More

Books Specific to Cohousing

Happily Ever After in Cohousing- A Handbook for Community Living by Charles Durrett
Cohousing: A contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves by Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett
The Senior Cohousing Handbook- A Community Approach to Independent Living  by Charles Durrett
Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities by Charles Durrett and Kathryn McCamant
Senior Cohousing Primer- Recent Examples and New Projects by Charles Durrett and Jean Nilsson
Reinventing Community- Stories from the Walkways of Cohousing by David Wann

Books with New Ideas about Housing

Independent For Life- Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging America by Henry Cisneros, Margaret Dyer-Chamberlain and Jane Hicke
Pocket Neighborhoods- Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World by Ross Chapin
A Solution to Homelessness in Your Town by Charles Durrett
Missing Middle Housing-Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to Today’s Housing Crisis by Daniel Parolek


TED Talk     Grace Kim, How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer):

Videos from Cohousing Solutions

Websites to Explore: with a description from the site about what they are/do  (CoHousing Solutions) provides development consulting services to help you create your sustainable neighborhood. Our team pioneered the development of cohousing in North America, and we have helped create dozens of successful, award-winning communities. Our newest venture involves training passionate cohousing entrepreneurs through the year-long 500 Communities Program   (The Cohousing Association of America)  The Cohousing Association of the United States is a national nonprofit supporting cohousing communities in changing our world. Spreading the word about cohousing shifts the culture toward a new American dream where every home is surrounded by caring, collaborative neighbors who use less of the earth’s resources while living an abundant life.   (The Global Ecovillage Network) (GEN) catalyzes communities for a regenerative world. GEN is a growing network of regenerative communities and initiatives that bridge cultures, countries, and continents. GEN builds bridges between policy-makers, governments, NGOs, academics, entrepreneurs, activists, community networks and ecologically-minded individuals across the globe in order to develop strategies for a global transition to resilient communities and cultures.,  ( Foundation for Intentional Community) The Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC) has over 35 years of partnership with hundreds of intentional communities around the world. At a time when people are desperate for more social connection and answers to complex problems, intentional communities offer hope in an increasingly broken world.,   (Partnerships for Affordable Cohousing)  PFAC is a 501(c) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and establishing affordable cohousing—an innovative, efficient, and satisfying way to live in our increasingly complicated world.  5-wekk webinar starts April 23, 2021 (2 more sessions, later in 2021 online) with Charles Durrett of The Cohousing Company, offered by FIC (above) $199.00 -299.00.

 Speakers and Organizers:
Lynn Gaffney, architect:, 718-362-3027
Patricia Jacobs, New Providence-Our Community For All:, 732-535-8441