Issue 158


Find Issue #158, (Spring 2013) – “Affordability and Self-Reliance” of Communities Magazine here!

An Interview with Ira Wallace

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A community pioneer and activist shares her stories.


Achieving Affordability with Cohousing

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


Affording Communities

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Together—but only together—we can afford to keep publishing Communities.


Making Lymeade

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Chronic illness presents challenges but also gifts of insight to a long-time communitarian.


Affordability: What It’s Good For

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At Acorn, as in the larger world, the most important thing to be able to afford may be giving something away.


Creating a Community of Homesteaders

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A land trust with leaseholds keeps members’ costs down while allowing a combination of autonomy and connection.


Lessons from a Childhood in Maine

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In rural Maine in the ’70s, community was everyday reality, and everyone needed help sometimes.


Affordability: Angst and Angels

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Kara Huntermoon of Heart-Culture Farm shares her community’s affordability strategies.


Self-Reliance, Right Livelihood, and Economic “Realities”

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Life in a small rural ecovillage can mean embracing complex choices while balancing idealism with necessity.