Lecture: How to Design and Build Your Own Community

Interested in a more community-oriented way of living while still having privacy and owning your own home? Then you may be interested in Cohousing. National expert and co-author of "The Cohousing Handbook: Building a Place for Community", Chris ScottHanson is coming from Seattle to give a free talk and slideshow about Cohousing communities around the country.

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