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Resources for Cohousing Communities
Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities
Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities. Now in its second edition, this illustrated manual combines nuts-and-bolts practical considerations and design ideas with extensive case studies of dozens of diverse communities in Europe and North America.
VIDEOBuilding Community with Cohousing was produced by the Canadian Cohousing Network. It's an entertaining, informative, and inspiring look the cohousing movement in Canada. In it filmmakers Dan Gagnon and Regan Payne interview cohousing residents from three completed communities in southwestern British Columbia Canada: Windsong, Cranberry Commons, and Roberts Creek.
- A short WikiHow article on “How to reach consensus”. A simple overview, but a good reminder before starting any decision making discussion. http://www.wikihow.com/Reach-a-Consensus
- Another quick article from The Anarchist’s Library web site. Note the part about problems and when NOT to use consensus. http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/seeds-for-change-consensus-decision-making