Communities Directory: A Comprehensive Guide to Intentional Communities and Cooperative Living is the essential reference tool for those interested in finding or creating community.
This listing gives you a choice of the 1995, 2005, or 2007 editions.
The Communities Directory is compiled by the nonprofit Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), from http://ic.org/communities-directory/, the online Communities Directory. As well as listings for 700-1,000 communities, it includes a set of useful articles about finding, joining, and starting communities, and an overview of the history and tools of shared living.
The Communities Directory is the door to an amazing range of choices in cooperative living today – some of which have been tested by time, and others that are on the cutting edge of experimentation. The Communities Directory is an encyclopedia of positive alternatives to a mainstream culture that is often fragmented and alienating.
It is the inspiring stories of groups all over the world pioneering ways to share resources and live cooperatively. Whether used as a reference, educational resource, or a road map for a personal quest, the Communities Directory is a comprehensive and easy-to-use tool offering the following:
- Descriptions from 700-1,000 intentional communities in North America and around the world. Entries offer contact information, core values, availability for visits, and a glimpse of the vision that holds them together.
- Locations of North American communities are displayed on a set of regional maps, great for trip planning and proximity to cities and other communities.
- A fast and easy reference. Searching for a large, urban ecovillage? A community with lots of children? Just use the handy chart to quickly find the community that meets your needs.
- Covers the basics of intentional community including what they are, how to visit, and the state of the communities movement.
A Review from Patch Adams:
“The Communities Directory is one of my favorite books. It is so clearly the best book for anyone who wants to live community. The articles are the fantastic nuts and bolts of making community, written by many so that one can get a wide selection of voices. The listing of communities is a cornucopia of free better homes and gardens; an invitation to a much deeper kind of wealth and economy, asking only for your joyful effort. The resources and index are gold. All this in one book? Should be illegal. If humankind is to survive, it will be because it learns to live community. This is its guidebook–please get it.” –Patch Adams, Gesundheit! Institute