Best of Communities II – Seeking and Visiting Community

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The best 14 articles from Communities magazine provide advise and tips before beginning your journey to visiting intentional communities.



Best of Communities Magazine – Volume II

Communities magazine is the leading publication for all topics related to intentional community. From the broad-stroked overviews to the intimate details, this quarterly publication covers it all. With so much content to explore, we’ve distilled it into a single compilation!

Seeking and Visiting Community

If you’re seeking intentional community living, all experts agree that you’re wise to visit first. Not only because reality may not align exactly with your mental image, but because what you think you want and what you actually want aren’t necessarily the same thing. And it’s far cheaper to discover that before you sell your home and move to another zip code.

The following 14 articles address how to get the most out of community visits, and also share diverse stories of community exploration. They walk you through the etiquette of setting up a visit, how to put your hosts at ease, and how to ask the right questions.They also provide tips to communities themselves on how to deal optimally with community-seekers.

You will recognize authors leading the intentional community movement, representing cutting-edge thinking and how-to explorations of the social, ecological, and economic aspects of sustainable living.

Volume II includes the following articles:

  1. Red Carpets and Slammed Doors: Visiting Communities by Geoph Kozeny, Directory 2007
  2. Visiting Communities: Tips for Guests and Hosts by Julie Pennington, #122
  3. The Art and Ethics of Visitor Programs by Blake Cothron, #155
  4. Planning a Community Visit by Julie Pennington, #122
  5. Excerpts from a Community Seeker’s Journal by Sue Stone, #122
  6. The Dilettante’s Journey, Part I: How Do You Pick a Community to Join if You’re Interested in . . . EVERYTHING? by Frank Beaty, #132
  7. The Dilettante’s Journey, Part II: How Do You Pick a Community to Join if You’re Interested in . . . EVERYTHING? by Frank Beaty, #133
  8. What Interns and Work Exchangers Say About Us by Darin Fenger, #134
  9. Wilderness Journeys Meet Cooperative Culture: Teens in Community on the Trail by Mary Murphy, #160
  10. A Mental Health Patient Seeks (But Does Not Find) Religious Community by John Wachter, #150
  11. Nashira: An Ecovillage from the Grassroots by Giovanni Ciarlo, #156
  12. Ecovillage Radio by Russ Purvis, #156
  13. Hopeful New Stories from the Old World: A New We by Chris Roth, #150
  14. Cycling toward Sustainable Community: Within Reach by Chris Roth, #157

Best of Communities BundleYou can have ALL the BEST

Volume II is part of a 15-volume compilation of the Best of Communities magazine. The set includes over 200 articles about intentional communities from the 1990’s and 2000’s. Purchase the entire set and save!




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