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The CoHousing Handbook by Chris and Kelly Scotthanson. A guide, a manual, and a source of comfort and inspiration for those who want to create their ideal community.

State-of-the-Art Cohousing: Lessons Learned from Quimper Village by Alexandria Levitt & Charles Durrett. This book is an extremely detailed look at the month by month journey of the future residents of Quimper Village (Port Townsend, WA) from the formation of the core group in January 2014 until occupancy in October 2017. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Cohousing Communities: Designing for High-Functioning Neighborhoods by Charles Durrett et al. In his latest book, Durrett shares the results of the several workshops that he recommends: for the site, for the common house, and for the individual homes.  The results from each workshop are captured for an intergenerational community and a senior community.  This book provides an opportunity to compare the things that you care about with the things that people in other communities were concerned about!  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for those ready to get moving on their project.

Sociocracy & Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg. We will leverage nonviolent communication (NVC) as an approach for effective and safe communication between members of the community, and have chosen this book to standardize our approach to NVC.

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