Finding Community


Connect: Now More Than Ever

Posted on September 7, 2018 by
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Time spent at Lost Valley and La’akea inspires a passion not just for community and its heart-opening, communication-deepening, earth-connecting effects, but also for communal networking and the difference it can make in the world.


Communities of Intention in Peru, Ecuador, and Beyond: A Summer of Travel and Rediscovering Communal Roots

Posted on August 27, 2018 by
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As a college project, a child of intentional community explores how others define community, discovering that organic community spaces are possible everywhere.


Leading Edges of Collaboration: GENNA Alliance

Posted on August 26, 2018 by
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Six key networking organizations come together to serve the regenerative communities movement by forming GENNA, the North American branch of the Global Ecovillage Network.


Answering the “Call of the Mountain” through a Spiralling Network of Sustainability

Posted on August 25, 2018 by
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Organizing a networking gathering yields many benefits, but the collatoral trials and tributions take their toll on this organizer—now recharging by prioritizing farm and family.


Growing Inclusivity in Cohousing: Stories and Strategies

Posted on March 16, 2018 by
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Familiar with both privilege and marginalization, a queer Latina cohouser shares experiences and perspectives on confronting racial and ethnic homogeneity.


Barriers to Diversity in Community

Posted on March 14, 2018 by
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An organizer of Charlotte Cohousing in North Carolina offers several ways intentional communities unintentionally exclude her fellow people of color.


Moving Beyond Diversity Towards Collective Liberation: Weaving the Communities Movement into Intersectional Justice Struggles

Posted on March 8, 2018 by
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The co-organizer of the People of Color Sustainable Housing Network shares strategies for deepening your community’s work on issues of race, class, and privilege.


Beauty and Brokenness: Digesting Grief into Gratitude for Justice

Posted on March 7, 2018 by
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A child of the Indian middle class immerses herself in the grassroots sustainability movement in Portland, Oregon and shares lessons learned on her journey.


DC Community Evolution and Change: Perspectives from Lutheran Volunteer Corps

Posted on December 1, 2017 by
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While time has brought increased gentrification, a faith-based community’s fight for social justice in DC is far from over.


Overcoming Our Americanness

Posted on October 11, 2017 by
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Unless we learn from past and present communities, and collate lessons from our own, we will bob as separate crafts on the ocean of our uncooperative and ahistorical Americanness.


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.