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Cohousing for Life: A Practical and Personal Story of Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood

Cohousing for Life: A Practical and Personal Story of Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood

  • Author: Allison, Robin
  • ISBN: 9780473515171
  • Availability: In Stock
$NZ 49.99 Ex Tax: $NZ 49.99
In "Cohousing for Life", architect Robin Allison describes her journey from lonely mother of two in the suburbs to determined driver of the development of New Zealand's first cohousing community. It is a very personal story of a collective endeavour, a heroic journey of despair and triumph, as the obstacles mount and success at times feels far from certain. "Cohousing for Life" is also a distillation of what has been learnt: from formulating an inspiring vision to community governance and decision making; from community design principles to participatory design processes; from legal and financial structures to reflections on power and leadership. Robin details the key elements and structures that were critical to achieving their goal, allowing a group of diverse individuals with ordinary lives and skills to work together over many years to create a large, innovative, housing development.

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