Cohousing Resources

Books About Cohousing

Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves, 2nd edition, by Kathryn McCamant, Charles Durrett, and Ellen Hertzman. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1994.

The Cohousing Handbook: Building a Place for Community, by Chris Hanson. Point Roberts, WA: Hartley & Marks, 1996.

We strongly encourage anyone seriously interested in cohousing to purchase these two books, or more recent editions of them.

Cohousing Websites

The Cohousing Association of the US site includes a directory of cohousing communities, a plethora of articles on various aspects of cohousing, tour information, and information on joining the Cohousing-L e-mail discussion group.

The CoHousing Company was an architectural consulting firm run by Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett, authors of the book Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves. The CoHousing Company provided the architects and project managers to get FrogSong built. It has been succeeded by two separate companies: McCamant & Durrett Architects, which does architectural design, and CoHousing Partners, which specialized in helping people develop new cohousing communities.

Wonderland Hill Development Company, creator of the streamlined model of cohousing development, was a partner in the development of FrogSong.

The Fellowship for Intentional Community website offers information on ecovillages, cohousing, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives and other related projects and dreams. They also publish the Communities Directory and Communities magazine.

For additional information about cohousing, see our questions and answers webpage.

For FrogSong policies on pets, guest rooms, etc., see our policies page.

Nearby Cohousing Communities

Yulupa Cohousing in Santa Rosa (10 miles, 16 km)

Forty Oaks Cohousing in Petaluma (12 miles, 20 km)

Two Acre Wood Cohousing in Sebastopol (15 miles, 24 km)

Petaluma Avenue Homes in Sebastopol (15 miles, 24 km)

Sequoia Village in Sebastopol (15 miles, 24 km)

Pleasant Hill Cohousing in Pleasant Hill (63 miles, 100 km)

New community forming here in Sonoma County: CoHousing Sonoma County

Architectural Drawings

People occasionally request copies of our architectural drawings. The architect holds the copyright on the floor plans of our buildings. For permissions, contact The CoHousing Company.