Pocket Neighborhoods by Ross Chandler
The Cohousing Handbook by Chris & Kelly Scotthanson
Creating Cohousing by Katherine McCamant and Charles Durrett
The Village Effect by Susan Pinker
Sustainable [R]evolution by Birnbum & Fox
All That We Share by Jay Walljasper
The Great Neighborhood Book by Jay Walljasper
The Permaculture City by Toby Hemenway
Happy City by Charles Montgomery
Tribe by Sebastian Junger
Generative Codes by Christopher Alexander
A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander
Permaculture by David Holmgren


Living Intentionally at Higher Ground Cohousing in Bend, OR:


Give Way Your Billion by David Brooks (NY Times)
Cohousing Communities Help Prevent Social Isolation by Saskia de Melker and Melanie Saltzman (PBS NewsHour)
Modern Housing with Village Virtues by Courtney E. Martin (NY Times)
The Hot New Millennial Housing Trend Is a Repeat of the Middle Ages by Ilana Strauss (The Atlantic)
In the Absence of the Village, Mothers Struggle Most by Beth Berry (
The Anti-Helicopter Parent's Plea: Let Kid's Play! by Melanie Thernstrom (NY Times)
Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness by Katie Hafner (The NY Times)
New Urbanist Cohousing: Another Arrow in Developers’ Quivers? by Ben Brown (
How to Design Our Neighborhoods for Happiness by Jay Walljasper (Yes! Magazine)
Farm-to-Table Living Takes Root by Kate Murphy (NY Times)
A Neighborhood Revolution in a Pot of Soup by Shelley McEuen (Yes! Magazine)
The Great Affluence Fallacy by David Brooks (NY Times)
I Miss the Village by Bunmi Laditan (HuffPost)
The Island Where People Forget to Die by Dan Buettner (NY Times)
The Fundamental Misalignment of Work and Life by Rebecca Rosen (The Atlantic)
The Age of Loneliness is Killing Us by George Monbiot (The Guardian)
OHSU study: More face-to-face contact lowers risk of depression by Tara Bannow (The Bulletin)
Why our children need to get outside and engage with nature by John Henley (The Guardian)
In German Suburb, Life Goes On Without Cars by Elisabeth Rosenthal (NY Times)
Permaculture Design Principles
How to be a Good Neighbor


What comes to mind when you hear: Ecovillages? Ecological, sustainable, traditional communities perhaps. Now, how about when you hear: the Tesla of Ecovillages? Founder of ReGen Villages, a Stanford University spin-off company implementing the "Tesla of Ecovillages".

For the first time in history, the majority of American parents don't think their kids will be better off than they were. This shouldn't be a cause for alarm, says journalist Courtney Martin. Rather, it's an opportunity to define a new approach to work and family that emphasizes community and creativity.

A clip from the documentary "Happy" showing the communal and family culture of Okinawa, Japan, a village known for its longevity.

Joe Atkinson from LILAC summarises what cohousing is all about.

Cohousing description for all ages.

INSPIRING projects

Grow Community Bainbridge Island, WA
Wild Sage (Intergenerational) & Silver Sage (Senior) Cohousing Boulder, CO


City of Bellingham Municipal Code
20.10.048 Cohousing
20.27 Demonstration Program for Innovative Permanently Affordable Homeownership Projects
20.28 Infill Housing