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Home Buying, TICs, and Condos

Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, by Ilona Bray, Alayna Schroeder, and Marcia Stewart (Nolo)

Buying a Second Home , by Craig Venezia (Nolo)

How to Buy a House in California , by Ralph Warner, Ira Serkes, and George Devine (Nolo)

The Essential Guide for First-Time Homeowners, by Ilona Bray and Alayna Schroeder (Nolo)

The Home Equity Sharing Manual, by David Andrew Sirkin (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)

Paul Sirkin Associates—www.andysirkin.com (A great resource on TICs, condos, and fractional ownership.)

Shared Housing and Group Houses

The Group House Handbook, by Nancy Brandwein, et al (Acropolis Books)

HIP Housing Home Sharing Program—www.hiphousing.org/programs/sharing.html

National Shared Housing Resource Center—www.nationalshared housing.org

Cohousing, Ecovillages, Cooperatives, and Intentional Communities

Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves, by Kathryn McCamant, Charles R. Durrett, and Ellen Hertzman (Ten Speed Press)

The Cohousing Handbook: Building a Place for Community, by Chris ScottHansen and Kelly ScottHansen (New Society Publishers)

Senior Cohousing: A Community Approach to Independent Living, by Charles Durrett (Ten Speed Press)

Communities Directory: A Comprehensive Guide to Intentional Communities and Cooperative Living (Fellowship for Intentional Community)

Rebuilding Community in America: Housing for Ecological Living, Personal Empowerment, and the New Extended Family, by Ken Norwood and Kathleen Smith (Shared Living Resource Center)

Collaborative Communities: Cohousing, Central Living, and Other New Forms of Housing with Shared Facilities, by Dorit Fromm (Van Nostrand Reinhold)

Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities, by Diana Leafe Christian (New Society Publishers)

EcoVillage at Ithaca Pioneering a Sustainable Culture, by Liz Walker (New Society Publishers)

Ecovillages: A Practical Guide to Sustainable Communities, by Jan Martin Bang (New Society Publishers)

Finding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community, by Diana Leafe Christian (New Society Publishers)

Ecovillage Living: Restoring the Earth and Her People, by Hildur Jackson and Karen Svensson, (Green Books)

Collaborative Communities: Cohousing, Central Living, and Other New Forms of Housing With Shared Facilities, by Dorit Fromm (Van Nostrand Reinhold)

Ecovillages: New Frontiers for Sustainability, by Jonathan Dawson (Green Books)

Sustainable Community: Learning from the Cohousing Model, Graham Meltzer (Trafford)

Intentional Communities—www.ic.org (A directory of ecovillages, cohousing, and other intentional communities throughout the U.S. and the world.)

Cohousing Association—www.cohousing.org (A national directory of cohousing, with detailed information and statistics about each community, and lots of great articles and links.)

Cohousing Partners—www.cohousingpartners.com (Cohousing development and consulting.)

Cohousing Resources—www.cohousingresources.com (Cohousing development and consulting.)

North American Students of Cooperation—www.nasco.coop (A good resource on student housing cooperatives.)

Federation of Egalitarian Communities—www.thefec.org (Network of North American egalitarian communities ranging in size from small agricultural homesteads to village-like communities to urban group houses.)

Global Ecovillage Network—www.ecovillage.org (Includes a directory of ecovillages all over the world.)

Hospitality Exchange ("Couch Surfing") Websites

CouchSurfing—www.couchsurfing.org

The Hospitality Club—www.hospitalityclub.org

Global Freeloaders—www.globalfreeloaders.com

Home Swapping Websites

Digsville Home Exchange Club—www.digsville.com

HomeLink International—www.homelink.org

Intervac International Home Exchange—www.intervac.com

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