Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities
Creating a Life Together, by Diana Leafe Christian
2003; paperbound; 272 pages; ISBN: 0-86571-471-1
Creating a Life Together is a unique and powerful guide to launching and sustaining successful communities providing step-by-step, practical advice on everything from the role of founders to vision documents, decision-making, agreements, legal options, buying and financing land, sustainable site design, and communication, group process, and dealing well with conflict, as well as community profiles, cautionary tales, and ample resources for learning more.
There is no better book on how to start an intentional community than Creating a Life Together, which is why it is one of the most popular books FIC offers. Author Diana Leafe Christian was also the editor of Communities magazine!
“Before aspiring community builders hold their first meeting, confront their first realtor, or drive their first nail, they must buy this essential book: it will improve their chances for success immensely, and will certainly save them money, time, and heartbreak. In her friendly but firm (and occasionally funny) way, Diana Christian proffers an astonishing wealth of practical information and sensible, field-tested advice.” —Ernest Callenbach, author, Ecotopia and Ecotopia Emerging
“Wow! The newest, most comprehensive bible for builders of intentional communities. Covers every aspect with vital information and dozens of examples of how successful communities faced the challenges and created their shared lives out of their visions.” —Hazel Henderson, author Creating Alternative Futures and Politics of the Solar Age