Author: Molly

Russian Religious Commune on ABC News

Posted on June 26, 2008 by

ABC News’ Nightline did a 10 minute spot on a 5,000 person Russian commune of followers of Vissarion, a spiritual leader who claims to be the second coming of Jesus… Read More

Christian Group Finds Power in Communal Living

Posted on June 24, 2008 by

The St. Petersburg Times has an article about a group of Christian intentional communities in St. Petersburg and Tampa whose mission is enhanced by simple, communal living. The article profiles… Read More

Valuing Community in Traditional Neighborhoods

Posted on June 23, 2008 by

The New York Times carried an op-ed about forming community bonds in existing neighborhoods. A do-it-yourself approach, with no investment needed, other than time and effort. Peter Lovenheim writes, Why… Read More

Exploring Community in Western Mass

Posted on June 19, 2008 by

The Valley Advocate out of Northampton, MA has an extensive article on intentional communities in western Massachusetts. The author starts her exploration in a book about Total Loss Farm, a… Read More

Back to ‘The Land’ – Sixties Commune Reunion

Posted on June 17, 2008 by

InsideBay has an article about a group of communities that formed in the hills near Palo Alto, CA in the late sixties and early seventies with such names as… Read More

Milagro Cohousing Demonstrates Water Conservation in Tucson

Posted on June 15, 2008 by

The Arizona Daily Star has an article on water conservation that highlights water conservation expert Brad Lancaster of Milagro Cohousing. The article doesn’t have much about cohousing, but describes the… Read More

Texas Raid Stirs Commune Memories

Posted on June 14, 2008 by

Slate has an article by Lee Ann Kincade where she reflects on the similarities of her upbringing at Twin Oaks and the life of children in the recently raided FLDS… Read More

Cohousing News From Around the World

Posted on June 11, 2008 by

In honor of the National Cohousing Conference which starts tomorrow in Boston, MA we’ll do a little round up of cohousing in the news lately. This will also help me… Read More

City of Cleveland Promotes Cohousing

Posted on June 10, 2008 by

City officials in Cleveland, Ohio hosted a workshop with cohousing architect Chuck Durrett to explore the possibility of cohousing in Cleveland. This is a great step for the aging industrial… Read More

Financier Got His Start on a Commune

Posted on June 4, 2008 by

Here’s an interesting one from Investment News: a very successful financier who says “his best business lessons came from a commune”. Malon Wilkus now manages a $21 billion private-equity firm… Read More

Cohousing and Bikes Help Make Davis, CA a ‘Friendly City’

Posted on June 3, 2008 by

The NBC Today show did a feature on the top 5 friendliest cities in the country and Davis, California made the list in part due to being the home of… Read More

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Ecovillage Helping Start Charter School Focused on Sustainability

Posted on June 2, 2008 by

Tina Nilsen-Hodges, a resident of Ecovillage at Ithaca who is also an Ithaca College lecturer, is leading an effort to create a charter school focused on sustainability. The alternative high… Read More

Boomers in Cohousing Interview in Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Posted on June 1, 2008 by

The Seattle P-I Reader’s Blog has a great interview with Cohousing Association Executive Director Craig Ragland on the topic of what cohousing has to offer baby boomers. Craig gives the… Read More

Children to be Returned to Texas Fundamentalist Mormon Community

Posted on May 31, 2008 by

Last week a Texas appeals court ruled that the state of Texas had acted inappropriately when it seized 468 children from the Yearning for Zion Ranch in west Texas. That… Read More

Cohousing Architects Win National Award

Posted on May 29, 2008 by

Katie McCamant & Chuck Durrett won a Silver Award for Best of of Senior Living from the National Association of Home Builders on Tuesday according to various articles and a… Read More

Ecovillage Helps Cleveland Become an Eco-city

Posted on May 21, 2008 by

The environmental news site, Grist, has a great article about how Cleveland is going green. The article highlights the Cleveland Ecovillage a “pedestrian-friendly neighborhood linked to mass transit”. The project… Read More

Brooklyn Cohousing: Creating Community in the Big Apple

Posted on May 17, 2008 by

The local paper in Brooklyn, New York has an article on Brooklyn Cohousing’s efforts to start the first community in the New York burroughs. The Brooklyn group plans to buy… Read More

Cohousing in Delaware Evokes Historical Arden Villages

Posted on May 15, 2008 by

Another cohousing community is not big news these days but this article in Delaware Online had an interesting twist, drawing the connection to Delaware’s historical Arden Villages. The three villages… Read More

Few Are Left at Texas Fundamentalist Mormon Community

Posted on May 13, 2008 by
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The news coverage of the Texas fundamentalist Mormon community that was raided by Texas authorities last month has dies down recently. This article in the Dallas Morning News gives a… Read More

Motley Fool Says Cohousing is a Better Way to Live in Retirement

Posted on May 12, 2008 by

The financial investment advice website, The Motley Fool has an article promoting Cohousing as a great option for retirement living. This fits with the recent trend of community on the… Read More

Ecovillage Helps Start Ithaca Car Sharing

Posted on May 9, 2008 by

EcoVillage at Ithaca is helping set up a car sharing cooperative for the town of Ithaca, NY. Car Sharing co-ops are designed for people who don’t own cars but have… Read More

Living Green Interview on Ecovillages With Diana Leafe Christian

Posted on May 7, 2008 by

Meredith Medland of Living Green interviews Diana Leafe Christian on the subject of Ecovillages and Intentional Communities in this 24-minute podcast. Diana was the editor of Communities Magazine for 14… Read More

Music Thrives in Athens Georgia Community

Posted on May 5, 2008 by

Its not uncommon to find musical artists with roots in intentional community making it in the industry. Its more rare to see a community that also operates its own record… Read More

Community News Round Up

Posted on May 2, 2008 by

A lot of news about communities comes my way and its hard to pick and choose what to highlight on Community Buzz. Today, nothing stood out so I figured I’d… Read More

Colleges Go Green With On-Campus Ecovillages

Posted on April 29, 2008 by

Colleges and Universities around the country are wanting to improve their ecological impact while also providing students opportunities to learn about sustainable living. Some are taking the ecovillage model and… Read More

Ecovillages Help Study Abroad Programs Focus on Sustainability

Posted on April 28, 2008 by

The Yale Daily News has an article on how study-abroad programs are beginning to focus on sustainability and highlights Living Routes which takes students to ecovillages around the world. The… Read More

Raid on Texas Fundamentalist Mormon Community

Posted on April 26, 2008 by
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By now, most have heard about the raid by Texas Rangers on the Fundamentalist Mormon community in west Texas. During the raid, 437 children were removed from the community compound… Read More

Kibbutzim to be Rebranded as Ecovillages

Posted on April 25, 2008 by

Israel’s Kibbutzim have a media campaign in the works that highlights the ecological benefits of their communal groups according to the Guardian. The campaign, focusing on 140 sites in the… Read More

Ron Paul Supporters to Form Libertarian Community

Posted on April 24, 2008 by

Some of the followers of presidential candidate Ron Paul are planning to start a libertarian community in West Texas according to the Lone Star Times. This month has seen the… Read More

NPR Story on Spiritual Organic 60s Commune

Posted on April 23, 2008 by

NPR recently did a three part series on a spiritual community from the 60s called The Source. The Source originated as one of the first natural foods restaurant and grew… Read More