Resources to Help You
Below are a few of the many online and printed resources available to help you explore housing options, find housemates, create a cooperative household, or apply aging in place concepts. You will find many more by searching the internet.
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Options for Community
Barrette, E. “Householding: Communal Living on a Small Scale.” Communities Magazine. Fall 2009 issue, #144. (Go to www.fic.ic.org to order issues of their magazine.)
Chapin, R. Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World. Newtown, Conn: Taunton, 2011.
Chiras, D., Wann, D. Superbia: 31 Ways to Create Sustainable Neighborhoods. Gabriola Island, B.C., Canada: New Society, 2003.
Christian, D. L. Finding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community. Gabriola Island, B.C., Canada: New Society, 2007.
Communities Directory: A Comprehensive Guide to Intentional Communities and Cooperative Living. Fellowship for Intentional Community, 2010.
Communities Magazine. Fellowship for Intentional Community. Print and online versions.
Dawson, J. Ecovillages: New Frontiers for Sustainability, Schumacher Briefing No. 12 (Schumacher Briefings). Devon, United Kingdom: Green Books, 2006.
Durrett, C. The Senior Cohousing Handbook: A Community Approach to Independent Living. Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society, 2009.
Doskow, E., Orsi, J. The Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your Life & Build Community. Berkeley, Calif.: Nolo, 2009.
McCamant, K. M, Durrett, C., Hertzman, E., Moore, C. W. Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves. Berkeley, Calif.: Ten Speed Press, 1994.
Reed, J., Chendea, J., Costa, J. Co-op Villages. Pensacola, Fla. Co-Op Village Foundation, Inc., 2007.
ScottHanson, C., ScottHanson, K. The Cohousing Handbook: Building a Place for Community. Gabriola Island, B.C., Canada: New Society, 2004.
Bush, K. M., Machinist, L.S., McQuillin, J. My House Our House: Living Far Better for Far Less in a Cooperative Household. Pittsburgh: St. Lynn's Press, 2013.
Boomers--Retiring & Aging
Marohn, S. Audacious Aging: Eldership as a Revolutionary Endeavor. Fulton, Calif.: Elite Books, 2009.
Miller, M. The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security: Practical Strategies for Money, Work, and Living. Hoboken, N.J.: Bloomberg Press (Wiley), 2010.
Rosenfeld, J. P., Chapman, W. Unassisted Living. New York: Monacelli Press, 2011.
Litchfield, M. In-laws, Outlaws, and Granny Flats: Your Guide to Turning One House into Two Homes. Newtown, Conn.: Taunton, 2011.
Kilkenny, M. & Britton, C.G. Your Quest for Home: A Guidebook to Find the Ideal Community for Your Later Years. 2014.
Pluhar, A. Sharing Housing: A Guidebook to Finding and Keeping Good Housemates. 2nd ed. Homemate Publishing, E. Dummerstong, VT, 2013.
Klinenberg, E. Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone. Penguin, 2012.
Porcino, J. Living Longer, Living Better: Adventures in Community Housing for Those in the Second Half of Life. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 1991.
Ray, P. Ph.D., Anderson, S. R. The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World. New York: Three Rivers, 2001.