Finding Community


How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community
by Diana Leafe Christian
2007; 256 pages; 8″ x 7″ paperback; ISBN:0-86571-578-5

Finding Community is a well-written handbook that will help those reading it research, visit and evaluate potential community homes in terms of what is best for their own well being. Case studies, anecdotes and other resources make this a must-read for serious community-seekers.

The need to belong makes finding community imperative for many people. The isolation that is a feature of modern life creates a hunger for deeper connection. Finding Community offers resources and tools for those who are searching for a better way of life.

Offering equal measures of solid information and common-sense advice delivered with a humorous touch, Finding Community is the ultimate guide to finding a home in an intentional community or ecovillage.

Finding Community presents a thorough overview of ecovillages and intentional communities and offers solid advice on how to research thoroughly, visit thoughtfully, evaluate intelligently, and join gracefully.

Useful considerations include:

• Important questions to ask (of members and of yourself)
• Signs of a healthy (and not-so-healthy) community
• Cost of joining (and staying)
• Common blunders to avoid

Diana Leafe Christian is also the author of Creating a Life Together and was the editor of Communities magazine. She lives at Earthhaven Ecovillage in North Carolina.

You may also like…