Finding Community


Community Is the Best Medicine: A guide to cooperative living on a disability income

Posted on July 21, 2017 by
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Those living with disabilities have many options for finding community; here are suggestions on where and how to look.


Mobile Home Parks: A Fast and Inexpensive Path to Cohousing

Posted on June 30, 2017 by
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Mobile home and RV parks present an unequaled opportunity to accelerate the transition to more widespread community living.


Towards a Joyful Economics

Posted on May 28, 2017 by
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From Gift Circles in Brooklyn to the sharing economy at an ecovillage-based collective house, the author explores practical applications of Sacred Economics.


The Bridge to a Greener World

Posted on July 1, 2016 by
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This Australian community’s bridge is a lot more than just a bridge.


Overcoming Apartheid—the Global Ecovillage Network

Posted on June 1, 2016 by
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Communities worldwide are exploring how to heal our separation from each other and the natural world.


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

Posted on May 1, 2016 by
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Some creative solutions are starting to counteract cohousing’s demographic homogeneity, but significant obstacles remain.


Leaps of Faith

Posted on April 21, 2016 by
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Two families leave a thriving cohousing community to follow their shared dreams as a tight-knit intergenerational group.


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

Posted on April 1, 2016 by
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The co-director of Maitreya Mountain Village suggests others not follow his example.


Finding a Healthy, Happy Cohousing Community that Fits Your Values

Posted on March 21, 2016 by
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A cohouser offers resources and tips on how to find your community.


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

Posted on March 11, 2016 by
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An active search for a new community allows one family to explore core questions.


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

Posted on February 25, 2016 by
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Whether you’re starting a community or looking to join one, the new Communities Directory is an essential resource.


Finding or Starting a Community, #170 Contents

Posted on February 22, 2016 by
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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.


The Unexpected Journey

Posted on January 11, 2016 by
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A three-month living/learning seminar in alternative communities still resonates three decades later.


Short-Term Vacation Cohousing: A Great Way to Learn

Posted on April 29, 2015 by
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Two retirees discover a way to explore cohousing without long-term commitment—and after several extended visits, decide it’s for them.


A Baby Boomer Rediscovers Community

Posted on April 20, 2015 by
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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.


Technology: Our External Thumb

Posted on December 8, 2014 by
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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.


The Peace Bridge

Posted on September 14, 2013 by
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Tamarack Institute and FIC invite all of us to share our conversations about community.


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.


Within Reach is Ready!

Posted on March 6, 2013 by
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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

Posted on December 7, 2012 by
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After 6,500 miles of pedaling and 100 community visits, a couple documents the promise of intentional community and cooperative living.


Greening Your ’Hood

Posted on December 7, 2012 by
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Kibbutzes, ecovillages, cohousing communities, and pocket neighborhoods offer us opportunities to make a new start.


Crossing over the Threshold

Posted on December 7, 2012 by
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An older generation learns to let go as a younger generation steps forward.


Aspiring to the Working Class

Posted on September 7, 2012 by
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By learning necessary physical skills, these ecovillagers transcend the limitations of their middle-class educations.


The Art and Ethics of Visitor Programs

Posted on June 7, 2012 by
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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.


Growing a Culture of Gratitude in Argentine Patagonia

Posted on December 7, 2011 by
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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.


Buddha Being…Buddha Doing

Posted on September 7, 2011 by
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Overcoming her resistance to waking up at 5 a.m., a veteran community seeker learns transformative lessons at Deer Park Monastery.


A Communitarian Conundrum

Posted on June 7, 2011 by
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Despite widespread desire for community, structural and cultural obstacles to intentional community in the modern world loom large.


Honesty and Intimacy

Posted on June 7, 2011 by
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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.


Hopeful New Stories from the Old World

Posted on March 7, 2011 by
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Ten European ecovillages show the way to a brighter future.


And I Listen

Posted on December 7, 2010 by
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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.