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Category Archives: Finding Community

The Bridge to a Greener World

The Bridge to a Greener World

This Australian community’s bridge is a lot more than just a bridge.More…

Overcoming Apartheid—the Global Ecovillage Network

Overcoming Apartheid—the Global Ecovillage Network

Communities worldwide are exploring how to heal our separation from each other and the natural world.More…

Queer, Person of Color, or Low-Income;  Is Cohousing Possible for Me?

Queer, Person of Color, or Low-Income; Is Cohousing Possible for Me?

Some creative solutions are starting to counteract cohousing’s demographic homogeneity, but significant obstacles remain.More…

Leaps of Faith

Leaps of Faith

Two families leave a thriving cohousing community to follow their shared dreams as a tight-knit intergenerational group.More…

Off-Grid, and In Community: ’Tis Easier to Find than to Found

Off-Grid, and In Community: ’Tis Easier to Find than to Found

The co-director of Maitreya Mountain Village suggests others not follow his example.More…

Finding a Healthy, Happy Cohousing Community that Fits Your Values

Finding a Healthy, Happy Cohousing Community that Fits Your Values

A cohouser offers resources and tips on how to find your community.More…

Rediscovering Community:  A family’s journey back to appreciating Home

Rediscovering Community: A family’s journey back to appreciating Home

An active search for a new community allows one family to explore core questions.More…

The New Communities Directory:  A Star Chart for Seekers and Founders

The New Communities Directory: A Star Chart for Seekers and Founders

Whether you’re starting a community or looking to join one, the new Communities Directory is an essential resource.More…

Finding or Starting a Community, #170 Contents

Finding or Starting a Community, #170 Contents

Those seeking an intentional community are often faced with a choice: find it, or found it? Whether looking to join an existing community or working to start a new one, aspiring communitarians can glean invaluable lessons from the experiences of other seekers and pioneers. Our Spring issue is full of success stories, cautionary tales, adventures, reflections, advice, and resources for anyone interested in Finding or Starting a Community.More…

The Unexpected Journey

The Unexpected Journey

A three-month living/learning seminar in alternative communities still resonates three decades later.More…

Short-Term Vacation Cohousing: A Great Way to Learn

Short-Term Vacation Cohousing: A Great Way to Learn

Two retirees discover a way to explore cohousing without long-term commitment—and after several extended visits, decide it’s for them.More…

A Baby Boomer Rediscovers Community

A Baby Boomer Rediscovers Community

After falling into a disillusioning “status quo” existence, a baby boomer rekindles his zeal (and ability) to live by his values at Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage.More…

Technology: Our External Thumb

Technology: Our External Thumb

Instead of asking whether technology is a “friend or foe,” perhaps we should be asking how to better help friends and reduce foes through the use of technology.More…

The Peace Bridge

The Peace Bridge

Tamarack Institute and FIC invite all of us to share our conversations about community.More…

Achieving Affordability with Cohousing

Achieving Affordability with Cohousing

Cohousing is intrinsically an affordable model; here’s why and how.More…

Within Reach is Ready!

It’s Ready for the World! The One-of-a-kind Film that Redefines Community. http://p0.vresp.com/8DVBNK #withinreachmovie

Cycling toward Sustainable Community

Cycling toward Sustainable Community

After 6,500 miles of pedaling and 100 community visits, a couple documents the promise of intentional community and cooperative living.More…

Greening Your ’Hood

Greening Your ’Hood

Kibbutzes, ecovillages, cohousing communities, and pocket neighborhoods offer us opportunities to make a new start.More…

Crossing over the Threshold

Crossing over the Threshold

An older generation learns to let go as a younger generation steps forward.More…

Aspiring to the Working Class

By learning necessary physical skills, these ecovillagers transcend the limitations of their middle-class educations.More…

The Art and Ethics of Visitor Programs

The Art and Ethics of Visitor Programs

To create a thriving, diverse community, we need to learn how to host and integrate new people in ways that support them as multi-dimensional human beings.More…

Growing a Culture of Gratitude in Argentine Patagonia

Growing a Culture of Gratitude in Argentine Patagonia

An organic farming volunteer learns surprising new lessons from his Argentinian hosts—such as how to relax, how to enjoy practical labor, and how to contribute more sustainably by putting personal work first.More…

Buddha Being…Buddha Doing

Overcoming her resistance to waking up at 5 a.m., a veteran community seeker learns transformative lessons at Deer Park Monastery.More…

A Communitarian Conundrum

Despite widespread desire for community, structural and cultural obstacles to intentional community in the modern world loom large.More…

Honesty and Intimacy

Honesty and Intimacy

In the author’s first, very intense intentional community immersion, revealing the truth led to love and intimacy. He left that group, but, in many spheres of life, emotional and intellectual honesty became his religion.More…

Hopeful New Stories from the Old World

Hopeful New Stories from the Old World

Ten European ecovillages show the way to a brighter future.More…

And I Listen

Howling, shouting, cries of despair, and The Pierced One greet a parent on her first visit to her daughter’s adopted community. Luckily, through lots of talking and listening, things improve.More…

It Takes a Community to Grow an Elder

After confronting an identity crisis worthy of adolescence, a 65-year-old finds a new home in community and discovers that elderhood is a blessing, not a curse.More…

Balancing Powers

In a healthy community, leadership and followship are equally important roles, each with vital skill sets that can assure effective teamwork.More…

More Perspectives on Leadership and Followship

The author identifies additional leadership skills, cautions against blind followship, and reflects on the many types of power in cooperative groups.More…

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network