Articles in “Finding Or Starting A Community”
- Publisher’s Note—The New Communities Directory: A Star Chart for Seekers and Founders by Sky Blue
- Notes from the Editor—The Quest for Community by Chris Roth
- A Useful Tool for Founders and Seekers: Spectrums by Ma’ikwe Ludwig
Whether starting a community or looking for one to join, identifying your priorities, your approaches to life, and your ranges of tolerance can be essential to successful community living.
- Community Search Resources by McCune Porter
The FIC offers diverse ways of finding a community.
- New Directory, New Manager by Roshana Ariel
The 7th print edition of Communities Directory rolls off the press this spring, thanks in part to FIC’s newest staff member.
- Finding Home by Eridani Baker
A community/solo journey through London, Greece, Oregon, India, Cyprus, and New Zealand reveals as many lessons within as without.
- Rediscovering Community: A family’s journey back to appreciating Home by Devon Bonady
An active search for a new community allows one family to explore core questions.
- Finding a Healthy, Happy Cohousing Community that Fits Your Values by Cynthia Dettman
A cohouser offers resources and tips on how to find your community.
- Queer, Person of Color, or Low-Income; Is Cohousing Possible for Me? by Cynthia Dettman
Some creative solutions are starting to counteract cohousing’s demographic homogeneity, but significant obstacles remain.
- Leaving Eden: One man’s quest for community in a divided land by David Leach
The tension between idealism and compromise plays itself out in the complex communal landscape of Israel.
- You Are Here: Finding the Feminine Energy that Cultivates Community by Beth Ann Morrison
Public art, the Transition Movement, chai talks, and a meetup group all form part of a journey toward community.
- Words of Experience: Starting a Community by Kim Scheidt
A founder shares a well-learned lesson: “It is a LOT of work to start an intentional community. A LOT.”
- Off-Grid, and In Community: ’Tis Easier to Find than to Found by Dan Schultz
The co-director of Maitreya Mountain Village suggests others not follow his example.
- Building Community and Learning from Failure by Jenny Pickerill and Ruth Hayward
Eco-communities in Britain yield valuable lessons about how to improve chances for success.
- Reflections on Setting Up an Intentional Commmunity by Arjuna da Silva
An Earthaven founder offers perspectives after 21 years of watching the ecovillage unfold.
- Common Fire’s Top Ten Hard-Earned Tips for Community Success by Jeff Golden
The sometimes triumphant, sometimes traumatic experiences of the three Common Fire communities yield wisdom relevant to anyone working to create a community.
- Community Essentials by Arty Kopecky
Five crucial ingredients make community work; the lack of any one of them can cause it to falter.
- The Rocky Road to Rocky Corner Cohousing by Marie Pulito
In the face of challenges, key decisions and actions help Connecticut’s first cohousing community to come together.
- Leaps of Faith by Rebecca Reid
Two families leave a thriving cohousing community to follow their shared dreams as a tight-knit intergenerational group.
- Living in a Multigeneration Household: Haven or Hell? by Maril Crabtree
Is it crazy to purchase and move into a new house with your grown children and their children? Actually, no. Living communally with family has some big advantages.
- Kindling New Community: Village Hearth Cohousing by Pat McAulay
Two “burning souls” work to bring their dream—a caring community of LGBTs, friends, and allies aging in place as good neighbors—into reality.
- The Dog that Brought Us a Community by Jim Daly
After a health crisis precipitates major life changes, a couple finds a new path, becoming founding members of a cohousing community.
- Roger Ulrich: A Founder Reflects by Deborah Altus
The octogenarian founder of Lake Village Homestead shares insights from a lifelong community journey.
- In Land We Trust for the Lake Claire Community Land Trust by Stephen Wing
A greenspace in the heart of Atlanta embodies the visions of the neighbors who created it.
- Reflecting on a Quarter Century of O.U.R. History by Brandy Gallagher
As an activist group matures, the circles of collaboration expand.
- Selecting People for Roles (Sociocracy Elections): How Sociocracy Can Help Communities, Part VII by Diana Leafe Christian
- Creating Cooperative Culture—Exit Dynamics in Community by Laird Schaub
For more on the topic of Finding or Starting a Community see Best of Communities I: Intentional Community Overview and Starting a Community and Best of Communities II: Seeking and Visiting Community.