Favorite Links


Cohousing children running

Links to our Favorite Sites
To learn more about our project and the Cohousing movement in general, please explore some of our favorite links below.

Fair Oaks EcoHousing This is a new cohousing community forming in Fair Oaks (near Sacramento) being guided by the same architects (Chuck Durrett and Katie McCamant) that designed and built La Querencia. Get in on the ground floor!

The Business Journal BoNhia Lee interviewed several families for this wonderful article about Fresno Cohousing published in the September 5, 2008 edition of The Business Journal.

Solar article on cohousing.org Founding member Lorenzo Bassman describes the group's decision to add solar panels to the project, in spite of the increased cost in the September 2008 edition of Cohousing.org's on-line magazine.

Youtube video A short, fun video describing life in cohousing.

The Fresno Bee “Beehive” blog has an on-going discussion of Fresno Cohousing, including some interesting questions and answers.

A study of the relationships of nearly 5,000 people tracked for decades in the Framingham Heart Study shows that good cheer spreads through social networks of nearby family, friends and neighbors. LA Times happiness article

The Motley Fool discusses Cohousing as a better way to live in retirement.

Here's a nice piece by ABC 7 in San Francisco about cohousing in general and Swan's cohousing in Oakland, in particular.  

Cohousing.org magazine A monthly on-line magazine or “webzine” with articles of interest to cohousers.

Katie McCamant, our project manager and cofounder of Cohousing Partners with her husband Chuck Durrett, is interviewed by Dwell Magazine. She speaks to some of the fundamental reasons why she supports cohousing. It is a fascinating look into the mind of a modern design leader.

YourHealthConnection.com hosts this informative documentary on the healthy effects of living in cohousing.

Cohousing.org contains a wealth of infomration about the Cohousing movement, its history, and communities already open and still in development.

CohousingPartners.com is our development partner. Their site explains more about the development process and lists communities they're involved with.

Katie McCamant & Chuck Durrett are, respectively, the project manager and architect for our project. They've been involved in Cohousing from its earliest inception here in the USA. Check out their site for information about their design philosophy and to find out more about their books on Cohousing.

Our local ABC affiliate KFSN Channel 30 ran a news story about our community in April, 2008. They interviewed some of our members and give a flavor of our still-under-construction project.

Our Common House is partially built with lumber reclaimed from the former Oakland Army Base at the Port of Oakland, CA. This incredibly detailed report describes the salvage effort.

University College London issued this press release discussing the Cohousing movement in the USA and how it represents the future of low-carbon living.

George Burman, our intrepid videographer, has posted our March 1 site walkthrough on YouTube. Take a look as we look at our new homes while under construction. Bring your hardhat!

Wolf Creek Commons is a multi-generational cohousing community currently under construction in Grass Valley, CA. It shares the same development partners as we've used: McCamant & Durrett Architects and Cohousing Partners.

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