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Thousands of communities are modeling solutions for social connection, environmental responsibility, and economic equality. We support the development of intentional communities as pathways towards a more sustainable and just world. This is where you can find the resources you need to start your community journey – books, articles, videos, and more.

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Intentional communities offer ways we can work together to meet our basic needs that are more socially satisfying, financially affordable, and ecologically sustainable.

It’s easiest to think of an intentional community as a place. But at their core, intentional communities are about relationships of sharing – people sharing space, sharing resources, sharing lives. They usually have some kind of organizational structure and a set of shared values. Some of the most popular models include cohousing, housing co-ops, and ecovillages. They can be rural or urban, a handful of people or hundreds, secular or spiritual.

FIC supports 1000+ intentional communities worldwide in our Communities Map. Click below to learn more about us and support our work!

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What is intentional community?

The Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC) defines an intentional community as a group of people who have chosen to live together or share resources on the basis of common values. You may have heard of a commune, ecovillage, cohousing, coliving or student coop. These are all types of intentional communities – models for more cooperative, sustainable and just ways of life. FIC curates a directory of over 1,000 communities worldwide, as well as supplies resources, runs educational events and promotes community classifieds. Support our work by making a donation today!

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