Starting a Community
Two aspects of the cultural transition we are working toward are little discussed but directly impact our daily relationships: narcissism and dependence dynamics. By unpacking them, we can turn the tide.
Common Conceptions of Community How can we create community connection — including more support, belonging, smiles, and growth — in our lives? Bianca Heyming gave a TED talk based on her experiences, affectionately called ‘Intentional Communities – 50% Less Hippie Than You’d Expect.’ She first comedically explores people’s misconceptions about living in an… Read More
The cofounder of GaiaYoga Gardens traces the life journey that led him through various intentional community experiences and teachers to seven “yes”’s—ultimately forming a comprehensive vision of a new “Domain 9” culture consciously designed to be in alignment with all of who we actually are.
Predominantly white communities are going to stay that way until they acknowledge and address racism. Here is some guidance for doing that.
A cohousing project’s budget can help address class and classism—but the community also needs to articulate and explore its culture’s underlying or hidden rules.
Moving Beyond Diversity Towards Collective Liberation: Weaving the Communities Movement into Intersectional Justice StrugglesPosted on March 8, 2018 by
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.
In its formative and early stages, Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing in Seattle encounters both challenges and successes.
Urban cohousing offers a unique alternative that still allows access to the amenities, conveniences, and vibrancy of city life.
Urban development needs sufficient density to support functional public transit, bicycling, and walking—while also staying beautiful, fun, green, and rich with community.
As Compersia and Point A aim to demonstrate, a city can be the perfect place to start an egalitarian, income-sharing community.
The founder of Bellyacres Artistic Ecovillage profers advice inspired by the nearly three decades he was immersed in the experiment.
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.
The Haudenosaunee, the Oneida Community, and The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, with its vision of a “polyamorous line family,” all form part of Windward’s conceptual ancestry.
Mobile home and RV parks present an unequaled opportunity to accelerate the transition to more widespread community living.
A replicable ecovillage model is our best hope for achieving essential, global-scale changes.
Irish ecovillagers achieve the smallest ecological footprints recorded in their country.
Two families leave a thriving cohousing community to follow their shared dreams as a tight-knit intergenerational group.
The sometimes triumphant, sometimes traumatic experiences of the three Common Fire communities yield wisdom relevant to anyone working to create a community.
The co-director of Maitreya Mountain Village suggests others not follow his example.
Whether you’re starting a community or looking to join one, the new Communities Directory is an essential resource.
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.
Togetherness and solitude, action and reflection—our lives give us times for each.
Whether with refugees, in the inner city, or in intentional groups, community holds life-long lessons.
A century since the United States’ first citywide zoning ordinance, community founders can find support in unexpected places when navigating land use laws.