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“Cohousing is about living the good life while using less of the earth’s resources, and having a good time doing it.” --Charles Durrett

East County News Service

March 9, 2023 (Ramona, CA) -- Charles Durrett, a leading architect in the field of sustainable community and cohousing, will be hosting a free public presentation on the future of this innovative housing concept, with a focus on the potential for a new cohousing community in Ramona.

The event is open to the public and will take place on March 16 at 6 p.m. in the Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane in Ramona. You’re invited to come and be part of planning a sustainable community and cohousing in Ramona.

Cohousing communities are custom neighborhoods that combine full yet efficiently designed private homes with extensive community facilities.  This results in some of the most socially and environmentally sustainable neighborhoods in North America to date. The future residents are involved from the beginning of the project, acting as co-developer and co-designer, so the houses and the community as a whole ultimately reflect their real needs and priorities, not those of a typical developer.

Charles Durrett, architect, author and advocate for affordable socially responsible and sustainable design has designed over 60 successful cohousing communities in California and North America including the one where he lives in Nevada City, CA.  His work has been featured in Time magazine, New York Times, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, Architecture, Architectural Record, Wall Street Journal, the Economist and a wide variety other publications.

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