Best of Communities II: Seeking and Visiting a Community

Posted on January 6, 2015 by

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Seeking and Visiting a Community
by June, Community Bookstore Manager

Best of Communities Vol II digital compilationBest of Communities Volume II
Seeking and Visiting a Community
Digital downloadable compilation PDF

The Foundation for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the cream of our crop–the very best articles that have appeared over the last 20 years in our flagship publications: Communities magazine and Communities Directory.

We’ve distilled what we consider the most insightful and helpful articles on the topics that you—our readers—have told us you care about most, and have organized them into 15 collections. A few weeks back, we featured the first issue of this series—entitled Intentional Community Overview and Starting a Community. The second of these digital issues is about seeking and visiting communities.

Volume II. Seeking and Visiting a Community

If you’re seriously interested in community living, all experts agree that you’re wise to visit first. Not just because reality may not align exactly with the mental image you had based on written descriptions or phone calls, but because what you think you want and what you actually want aren’t necessarily the same thing, and it’s far cheaper to discover that before you sell your home and move to another zip code.

These 14 articles address in Seeking and Visiting Community how to get the most out of community visits, and also share diverse stories of community exploration. They walk you through the etiquette of setting up a visit (hint: don’t drop in unannounced), how to put your hosts at ease, and how to ask the right questions.They also provide tips to communities themselves on how to deal optimally with community-seekers.

This digital issue includes articles on:

  • Tips for guests and hosts
  • How to plan a visit
  • Choosing which community to visit
  • Interns and work exchangers
  • The art and ethics of visitor programs
  • and so much more!

You can buy this volume of The Best of Communities collection for only $10!

Order now!

All 15 issues of this collection can be found here, sold individually or in a bargain-priced bundle.

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