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Author: Chuck Durrett


Charles Durrett is an architect, author, and advocate of affordable, socially responsible and sustainable design who has made a major contribution in the last 20 years to a multi-disciplinary architecture and town planning—one that involves and empowers the inhabitants and enriches the sense of place and sense of community in both the urban and rural settings in which he works. Charles has designed over 50 cohousing communities in the United States, including Muir Commons, the first cohousing community in North America, and has consulted on many more around the world.

Articles by Chuck Durrett include:

  • Notes on Beauty in Community (Issue # 136)
  • Senior Cohousing (Issue # 145)
  • Achieving Affordability with Cohousing (Issue # 158)
  • Energy Efficiency in Cohousing (Issue # 161)

Energy Efficiency in Cohousing

Posted on January 14, 2014 by
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Sustainability is embedded in community—even without a minus-$88-per-year electric bill.


Achieving Affordability with Cohousing

Posted on March 7, 2013 by
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Cohousing is intrinsically an affordable model; here’s why and how.