Chuck Durrett on Cohousing

January 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm 1 comment

An email came in from Ann Clement ….

I live Yarrow Ecovillage in the Fraser Valley and we’re having Chuck Durrett coming in January to design our village plan with many of the age-friendly principles the SFU City Program supports and promotes. 

May I remind you of who Chuck is?

Chuck is the architect, author and public speaker who first brought the idea of cohousing to North America 20 years ago. He has designed over 50 cohousing and ecovillage projects. Along with his wife Kathryn McCamant, he co-authored Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves , which introduced cohousing to the US and most  recently Senior Cohousing:  A Community Approach to Independent Living . 
The Canadian Cohousing Network and Yarrow Ecovillage are sponsoring two public lectures on CoHousing by Chuck in mid January– in Abbotsford and Vancouver— and also Chuck will be taking our Ecovillage through a thorough Site Plan Workshop ( at Windsong Cohousing in Langley) . 

Chuck’s Workshop is a sleeves-rolled-up, ideas tossed around, dreams of how to live session … with it all manifested onto a big map of our village laid out on a large table.  We’ll play and dream…Chuck will translate that into a doable plan  … including where the sewer drains will go, how the house configurations will make good green spaces and good neighbours, … where seniors housing will work.  etc … 

In other words …  how our village will sing . 

The public presentations are :

Friday, January 15th – 7 pm  – at Abbotsford Recreation Centre, RM 2/3
2499 McMillan Way, Abbotsford

Saturday, January 16th – 7 pm – at Kerrisdale Community Centre, 5851 West Boulevard, Vancouver.


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  • 1. Miriam Evers  |  January 12, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Thanks for posting this on your blog. Chuck Durrett is a dynamic speaker and inspiring in his discussion of living communities.


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