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Further information

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UK Cohousing projects
UK Cohousing Network The homepage of the UK Cohousing Network. The purpose of the UK Cohousing Website is the sharing of expertise and experience amongst UK Cohousing groups, to aid recruitment and create a stronger sense of a national cohousing community.
Springhill Cohousing, Stroud * Springhill Cohousing is near the centre of Stroud in Gloucestershire. It is the first new-build cohousing scheme to be completed in the UK. There are 34 units, ranging from one bedroomed flats to five bedrooomed houses. For photos follow the 'lots of pictures' link from the homepage.
Cohousing Bristol Co-Housing Bristol is a co-operative that has come together to create a mutually supportive, socially inclusive neighbourhood in Bristol.
Brighton Cohousing Brighton Cohousing is an emerging group of people interested in the idea of cohousing. The people presently in the group have a variety of aims and levels of experience so we are networking and researching together.
Enlinca A cohousing project in Cambridgeshire. "We are a group of people living in or near Cambridge who are exploring options and possibilities of forming a Cohousing community."
The Community Project, Lewes The Community Project is a group of people who have jointly purchased a site on the edge of the small village of Laughton in East Sussex. There are 3 large buildings that have been converted into 16 family houses and 4 new houses have also been built.
The Threshold Centre, Dorset The Threshold Centre at Cole Street Farm is a unique, pioneering cohousing community and sustainable education centre, which aims to demonstrate a way of life which is more green, more affordable, and more neighbourly.
Non-UK Cohousing projects
US Cohousing Network * A great site to find out more about Cohousing and the many schemes in the US. Includes a 'virtual tour' with lots of photos of US schemes.
Denmark Cohousing tour photos * Photo gallery of a tour of Denmark cohousing communities. Denmark is where cohousing originated and 10% of new developments there are based on the model.
YouTube video of Fresno Cohousing (intergenerational), USA
YouTube video of Silver Sage Village ('near-seniors' 2 years after move in), USA
Eco-housing projects
Hockerton housing project * The Hockerton Housing Project is the UK's first earth sheltered, self-sufficient ecological housing development. Includes a 'virtual tour' with photos.
BedZED * The Zero Energy Development in Beddington, South London. BedZED is a mixed development urban village.
Great Bow Yard * Great Bow Yard is a development of twelve low energy homes in Langport, Somerset, designed by Stride Treglown.
Intentional Communities
Diggers and Dreamers A guide to communal living in Britain
Eurotopia A directory of intentional communities throughout Europe
Low impact living and green building
Green building Lots of useful links to promote green building.
Centre for Alternative Technology CAT is concerned with the search for globally sustainable, whole and ecologically sound technologies and ways of life.
Cohousing books
Cohousing by Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett - Great 1st book to get a 'feel for' cohousing
The Cohousing Handbook: Building a Place for Community by Kelly Scott Hanson - A great 'how to' get it done cohousing book
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction by Christopher Alexander - A most comprehensive book on design, although not a cohousing book
Books on Cohousing from US Cohousing Association.
Thinking About Cohousing - Book on Cohousing in the UK
Community Bookshelf - Good selection of books on intentional communities