News Articles

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage’s Cob House in Yes!

Posted on August 14, 2010 by

Yes! magazine has an article and slideshow on one of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage‘s cob houses. The article is on the cover of the upcoming issue of Yes! on Resilency. The… Read More

Egalitarian Community in Ethiopia

Posted on July 30, 2010 by

A recent article from looks at the progressive Awra Amba community in Ethiopia. Sixty-three-year-old Zumra Nuru, a longtime promoter of gender equality and religious freedom, founded the society in… Read More

The Independent looks at ‘Modern Communes’

Posted on July 14, 2010 by

A recent article in Britain’s Independent describes the successes of Lammas Eco-village, Brithdir Mawr and Steward Wood communities in the UK. If reassurance were needed that life in a commune… Read More

Profile of Mackenzie Heights Collective in Vancouver

Posted on July 14, 2010 by

British Columbia’s independent online magazine, The Tyee, posted a lengthy article a couple months ago on the advantages of collective living, profiling the Mackenzie Heights Collective. Currently housing five adults… Read More

Cooking Co-ops in the NY Times

Posted on June 25, 2010 by

The New York Times did a nice feature on cooking co-ops. A cooking co-op, or dinner swap, is simply an agreement by two or more individuals or households to provide… Read More

Harvard Magazine Features Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm

Posted on June 21, 2010 by

Harvard Magazine has a nice feature on Nubanusit Farm and Neighborhood, a cohousing community in New Hampshire. They tore up the parking lot and put up a communal paradise. Or… Read More

BBC News Looks at Co-housing

Posted on June 4, 2010 by

In this video, the BBC‘s David Sillito checks out the co-housing movement, talking to members of a community in Dorset, England. Watch the video here.

Twin Oaks on CNN!

Posted on April 22, 2010 by

In this video produced by CNN, members of the Twin Oaks community in Louisa VA describe their goals and daily experiences, and demonstrate their shared commitment to sustainability. Check out… Read More

Feature Article on Cohousing in the Boston Globe

Posted on March 25, 2010 by

This week an article in the Boston Globe examines the growing momentum of the cohousing movement in Massachusetts, and discusses the importance of community and environmental consciousness to Boston residents.… Read More

London Times reports that “communes are back in fashion”

Posted on March 11, 2010 by

“We’re all in this together” is the headline of a recent article in the Real Estate section of the TimesOnline that looks favorably on the rise in sustainable communities in… Read More

Transition towns in the USA!

Posted on February 22, 2010 by

Thanks for responses to the recent post about Transition Towns in Australia. This is also a thriving movement in the United States, and we wanted to share this link for… Read More

Transition Towns in Australia

Posted on February 14, 2010 by

Kim Jones, of the Sydney Morning Herald, advocates Transition Towns as a solution to suburban expansion and dwindling resources in Australia in a recent article. The recent trend of Transition… Read More

British Government funds ecovillage in Wales

Posted on January 3, 2010 by

Green Building Press reports that the British Government is donating 350,000 pounds (more than $500,000 US dollars) to the Lammas ecovillage, based in Pembrokeshire, Wales, to build an educational community… Read More

An article in South Africa’s Times Live looks at self-sustaining communities

Posted on December 11, 2009 by

A recent article in Times Live explores “the green life” at Khula Dhamma eco-village in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. In a place where being able to use… Read More

Brooklyn Co-housing in the New York Post

Posted on December 7, 2009 by

New York Magazine profiled Brooklyn Co-housing, the first co-housing community in New York City, in an in-depth article recently. This is a level of group interaction that the co-housers haven’t… Read More

Article in the Guardian describes community “renaissance” in the UK

Posted on October 30, 2009 by
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Communal Living: Love thy Neighborhood, an article in the Guardian this week, describes the many advantages of co-housing/communal living and shares resources with individuals seeking community in the UK. Reporter… Read More

Missouri’s Dancing Rabbit featured in St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Posted on October 26, 2009 by

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is profiled in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch! Residents of Missouri’s Dancing Rabbit test the limits of green living Missouri is home to more than 50 “intentional communities,”… Read More

NY Times brings attention to emerging collectives in urban centers

Posted on October 9, 2009 by

A recent NY Times article profiles several urban households that are currently forming small collectives. FIC‘s Laird Schaub shares details about the recent surge in community. JOHANNA BRONK wants to… Read More

Couple embark on a bike tour/documentary film project exploring Intentional Communities

Posted on September 6, 2009 by

Scott Merzbach of The Amherst Bulletin has written a piece on a San Francisco couple who are touring communities nation-wide, compiling footage and interviews for a new documentary on sustainable… Read More

Owenstown, a large-scale eco-village, is proposed in rural Scotland

Posted on September 2, 2009 by

An article by Helen McArdle in Scotland’s Sunday Herald describes plans for Owenstown, the first new town founded in Scotland for several decades. The community, based on cooperative principles, is… Read More

Profile of EcoVillage at Ithaca

Posted on August 24, 2009 by

The Star, a major Malaysian newspaper, profiled EcoVillage at Ithaca in an online article this week, introducing readers to the ecovillage model and interviewing several community residents. A ‘village’ in… Read More

Thriving Creative Community at Milepost 5 in Portland, Oregon

Posted on August 23, 2009 by

An article this week in The Oregonian describes the flourishing artistic community at Milepost 5. When the Milepost 5 dream – a development where artists could work, and rent or… Read More

CNN – Simple Living and Eco Communities

Posted on August 25, 2008 by

CNN has had two articles on community in the past few weeks, one on simple living and one on eco-communities in the UK. The simple living article profiles a woman… Read More

Aquittal in Ganas Shooting

Posted on August 6, 2008 by

Becky James, the woman accused of shooting Ganas member Jeff Gross, was aquitted on all charges by a New York Jury. A woman was cleared of all charges Monday in… Read More

Just Improved Communes?

Posted on July 31, 2008 by

The Times Online and the Sunday Times (of London) carried an article on both the utopian and the practical aspects of community living. The article features an existing co-housing developments… Read More

Green Living in Community

Posted on July 30, 2008 by

With oil prices on the rise, conserving energy is once again a hot topic in the news. Several articles have appeared recently on “green” living at intentional communities., WFAA-8… Read More

Obituaries for Kat Kinkade

Posted on July 29, 2008 by

Community founder and author Kat Kinkade passed away in July at the age of 77. Kinkade was involved in the founding of Twin Oaks, East Wind, and Acorn, and published… Read More

Preserving Farmland in Pennsylvania

Posted on July 12, 2008 by

The CBS News television affiliate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, WHP-TV, reports on the green features of Hundredfold Farm, a new co-housing development in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  The television spot is more in-depth,… Read More

Sustainability Education at Findhorn Ecovillage

Posted on July 8, 2008 by

The Times Educational Supplement, a publication for teachers in the UK, has an article about the educational opportunities at Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland. The article starts with a brief nod… Read More

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