Imagine a community that’s designed by the people who live there. Where residents live in the privacy of their own homes but gather in the community’s common house to share meals and socialize several nights a week.

Where all decisions are made by consensus. Where children roam freely under the watchful eye of many adults. More than fifty such communities exist in North America and dozens more are in the planning stage. Jill Eisen explores the growing movement called Co-housing.

Building the Dream is two-part audio cassette series about cohousing originally produced for CBC Radio’s Ideas program. The series includes visits to several cohousing communities in British Columbia, as well as interviews with Jan Gudmand-Hoyer, the originator of cohousing in Denmark, Kathryn McCamant, co-author of Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves, and Dolores Hayden, author of Redesigning the American Dream.

Building the Dream
produced by Jill Eisen ($26 CAN)

To order, send a cheque or money payable to the “Jill Eisen” to:

Jill Eisen
79 Riverdale Ave.
Toronto, Ontario
M4K 1C2

or phone: (416) 461-4241

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