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  Intentional community - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The members of an intentional community typically hold a common social, political or spiritual vision and share responsibilities and resources.
Intentional communities include cohousing, residential land trusts, ecovillages, communes, kibbutzim, ashrams, and housing cooperatives.
The most common form of governance in intentional communities is democratic (64%), with decisions made by some form of consensus decision-making or voting.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Intentional_community   (581 words)

  Canada as Intentional Community
Everybody, whether by conscious choice or not, is participant in many communities: communities of family and friends; geographical communities of "place" such as neighbourhoods, regions and countries; communities of interest; communities of religion and of culture and of ancestry; communities of the marketplace and of political jurisdiction; and even communities of the imagination.
This was evident in their beginning to use the phrase "intentional community" and to feel comfortable with the fact that the community emerging, beyond the nation state, was not only an intentional development but a community that itself had intentionality.
By using the word ‘intentional’ it seems that they were determined both to survive as a polity in the world and to sustain among themselves, and with their environment, such relations as would maintain their health and conviviality and foster amity among themselves and with others.
home.thirdage.com /Environment/fsn/stew2.html   (4536 words)

 What is an Intentional Community?
In essence, an intentional community is a group of people coming together in a place they create to live in some particular way.
The variety of intentional communities is nearly infinite: some are religious, some are not; politics run the gamut; they are large and small, rural and urban, ecologically minded and materialistic.
The term "community" is often used as shorthand for "intentional community"; however, this is not meant to imply that intentional communities are the only kind of real community there are, only to help get around the fact that "intentional community" is such a mouthful.
www.meadowdance.org /basics.htm   (526 words)

 Creating intentional family ...
Cohousing communities are made of individual households, and a household is most often a nuclear family or a single adult with children.
One of the more destructive forces in intentional community is the need for its members who have not found a loving sexual relationship inside the community to seek this relationship outside the community.
Some intentional communities may choose to confront members who are no longer actively contributing to the community, or who have taken live-in lovers whose values differ substantially from those held by the community.
wuzzle.org /~spin/intent.html   (2397 words)

 Haley House - Live-In Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
We are an intentional community, grounded in spirituality and non-violence and committed to living simply in harmony with the environment and each other.
If you have an interest in our intentional community and you are not in the Boston area, please email us at jnichols@haleyhouse.org and tell us why you are considering intentional community and why this community in particular.
Potential community members are asked to visit for a few weeks and take part in our work and activities, in order to allow the community to get to know you and to allow you to experience the rhythms of community life.
www.haleyhouse.org /community.htm   (2701 words)

 Deeply Rooted   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The founding members of Deeply Rooted were also interested in the formation of an intentional community and dedicated to the principles of ecological and social sustainability.
Intentional communities vary in size from a handful of people to a village of thousands.
There is a community center with a limited amount of guest sleeping space, as well as plenty of space available for rustic camping (no electricity or running water).
www.deeplyrooted.net   (481 words)

 How to Save the World
Intentional Communities are not, as some believe, isolated communes or anti-technology cults.
The neighbours try to block the establishment of the community, fearing "a bunch of crazy pot-smoking hippie types" will be a bad influence on their families, and insist that only one 'family' be allowed to reside in the building, and that no further buildings be allowed.
K would like to say yes, because it would restore some of the diversity to the community (and because she really likes the new applicants), but now there is a capacity problem, and if that entails building another building, she shudders to think what the zoning approval meeting will be like.
blogs.salon.com /0002007/2005/08/02.html   (1470 words)

 Communities Directory Online
The Online Communities Directory is part of the Intentional Communities website, a project of the Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC).
Intentional Communities can update their listings online so you get the most up to date information possible.
If you are looking for an intentional community, ecovillage, cohousing, commune, co-op, or other cooperative living arrangement, browse through our community list, look at our maps, or search our database.
directory.ic.org   (380 words)

 Community Membership, intentional community
As to the community, my wife and I, as well as a few others, have thought that the physical layout would include a community hall or building that all would have access to and would have various functions, however, each member would have their own dwelling, however humble.
For us an intentional community is a group of persons who choose to live in association, for a common purpose, with shared values, cooperatively to some extent, with harmony in sharing enjoyments.
I would prefer to be located closer to a community of 50,000, and would prefer to obtain my teaching certificate (which I did receive in SC in 2002, but didn't use) or teach at a local community college or university (I have taught at both).
www.creativeideasforyou.com /contact's_profiles.html   (13343 words)

 IC Web Site: Fellowship for Intentional Community -- Introduction
Intentional Communities have for many centuries been places where idealists have come together to create a better world.
Although there are thousands of intentional communities in existence today, and many others in the formative stages, most people are unaware of them or the roots from which they spring.
Intentional communities are often aware of themselves as different from mainstream culture, and many choose to highlight these differences.
fic.ic.org   (358 words)

 Danaan Parry - The Dance Of Male & Female In Intentional Community
I wonder, because of the unique character of intentional community, if an "intentional circle" of men and women is not really two different circles which overlap, and only at times become one.
I believe that there are two "bottom-line" reasons why most intentional communities experience a continuing stream of relational conflicts and emotional ups and downs that demand the majority of the community's energy.
Perhaps it will be on our way to community environments where the men join together to synergize the unique energies of maleness, which only they know, and women join together to synergize the unique energies of femaleness, which only they know.
www.context.org /ICLIB/IC01/Parry.htm   (1538 words)

 Intentional Yoga Community in Bali | Hatha Yoga Center
Small, self-sustaining, cooperative communities may be the most viable way to maintain a high quality of life in the future in light of the fact that we have hit peak world oil production.
This community would support all its members and also serve as a beacon of light for others to form intentional communities such as ours, all around the world.
Certain expenses are to be shared with other land owners who form this group, including the costs for building and keeping up the community meeting hall (meditation and asana practice space) that sits on the land, as well as shared expenses for the upkeep of the gardens and general ambience of the place.
www.hathayogacenter.com /AboutUs/IntentionalYogaCommunity.htm   (1011 words)

 Twin Oaks Intentional Community Homepage
Twin Oaks is an intentional community in rural central Virginia, made up of around 85 adult members and 15 children.
Each summer we are hosts to a Women's Gathering and a Communities Conference where we welcome both experienced communitarians, and seekers who are new to community living.
It is an opportunity for the visitor to consider membership and for the community to consider prospective new members, but you don't have to be interested in membership in order to participate in the program.
www.twinoaks.org   (948 words)

 Intentional Community
An intentional community is organized by shared interests and/or beliefs.
The Amish and Mennonites live in intentional communities as a way of preserving a lifestyle as well as for spiritual reasons.
The physical communities are mostly situated on a large piece of land purchased communally, often in a rural area.
www.zenzibar.com /Articles/ed-5-28.htm   (408 words)

 The Farm Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
THE FARM is an intentional community of families and friends living on three square miles in southern middle Tennessee.
We started The Farm in 1971 with the goal of establishing a strongly cohesive, outwardly-directed community.
Over the last 35 years, The Farm has become well known for many things, from natural childbirth and midwifery to healthy diet and vegetarian cuisine, creative arts and alternative technologies to its partnerships and assistance to native cultures.
www.thefarmcommunity.com   (149 words)

 Intentional Communities Web Site: Home Page
Intentional Community is an inclusive term for ecovillages, cohousing, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives, and other projects where people strive together with a common vision.
This Web site serves the growing communities movement, providing resources for finding a community home and creating more community in your life.
Updates after this date may not be included in our upcoming print edition of the Communities Directory, due out in spring 2007.
www.ic.org   (298 words)

 Heathcote -- an Intentional Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The term "intentional community" means a group of individuals sharing responsibilities and resources.
There are many different types of intentional communities, including rural land trusts, urban group houses, cohousing neighborhoods, student co-ops, ecovillages, and communes.
Intentional community can offer friendship and mutual aid in times of trouble.
www.heathcote.org /intlcmty.shtml   (222 words)

 Intentional Communities
According to the Intentional Communities website, the term intentional community includes ecovillages, cohousing, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives and other related projects.
In this community, people could dress how they liked, eat what they like, build their homes the way they like, etc. Now, the first thing to do would be to organize and invest.
Once the community is built around the common principles of its members, they need to begin building a business infrastructure.
www.strike-the-root.com /4/gillespie/gillespie1.html   (521 words)

 Intentional Communities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Intentional Communities have historically been places where idealists have come together to create a better world.
Alpha Farm is an intentional community of people who have chosen to live and work together to share a more harmonious way of living.
Heathcote is an intentional community in northern Maryland where friends and families strive to care for one another and for the natural systems that nurture us.
m.webring.com /hub?ring=ic   (965 words)

 The Farm Community home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
According to the Fellowship for Intentional Community (fic.ic.org), Vine and Fig Tree is open to new members and Common Ground is not.
The communal way of life fell victim to residents needs to more realistically provide for their families, and for The Farm, so they shifted to a dues-based structure.
It now labels itself an ''intentional community'' with its members, accepted by a twothirds vote, paying a $3,000 one-time fee and monthly rent of at least $65.
www.thefarmcommunity.com /b_ham.htm   (2090 words)

 Creating Intentional Community
I still haven't lived in a commune, and doubt I ever will - but I still hope that my partner and our children and I will some day find or be part of creating an intentional community.
You might not have run across the phrase intentional community (IC) before, and be wondering why I'd differentiate between an IC and a commune, so I suppose I should explain.
Sharing a huge home with enough personal and communal space for more than one nuclear family would be even better, but those kinds of houses are few and far between and we're not able to design and build our own right now.
www.technomom.com /love/ic.shtml   (1225 words)

 icdb.org - intentional community database / directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
icdb.org is a self-serve, open, free, multi-lingual and paperless database/directory, serving intentional communities, and their organizations, individuals and groups searching for intentional communities, and curious aliens observing the evolution of the earth's future civilization (and/or beyond) from afar...
communities and networks - advertise yourself here by creating (and maintaining) a record in the database and filling in the various categories.
We are an extended family of seven living on an unusual and beautiful piece of land which once was a famous commune in Western Massachusetts.
icdb.org   (315 words)

The small face to face community is a vital and controlling factor in human life.
Community describes these two elements in association - the spirit of community and a small localized population group.
Love and brotherhood may exist in the limits of a community while carrying a feud with an adjoining community.
www.smallcommunity.org /readings/futurecommunity.asp   (4824 words)

 Intentional Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Most staff/community members live in on-site residential quarters, which are located in houses and apartments in and around the community center.
At bottom left, neighbors join in with community members to participate in a sauna raising.
Our children join in many community activities, and help us to remember the importance of play in all endeavor.
www-unix.oit.umass.edu /~bricew/community-htm.htm   (119 words)

 Ecovillage, Intentional Community, Cohousing, Cooperatives, Sustainable Community
An intentional community is a group of people who have chosen to live or work together in pursuit of a common goal or vision.
Most co-op houses have at least some degree of community, by sharing meals, cooperatively maintaining the house, etc. Some co-op houses in the US and Canada can be found amongst the other intentional communities listed at http://directory.ic.org, http://reach.ic.org.
Intentional Community Living, Mon Mar 25, 2002, 7-9:30pm, Nepean/Ottawa – Humans have always lived in community and today there is once again a strong interest for people to live together cooperatively.
www.planetfriendly.net /community.html   (4019 words)

 Movement Back to Community: EcoVillage Co-Housing Intentional Community DFW..
Whether you call it an ecovillage, cohousing, or an intentional community, many of the characteristics are the same.
Intentional Community--residents share central walkways or a village green, community gardens, community activities, community buildings, community meals.
Nonhierarchical Structures and Decision Making--decisions are made as a community, often with consensus.
www.dfwnetmall.com /ecovillage/movement-community.htm   (407 words)

 Intentional Community
Published periodically by the Fellowship for Intentional Community, the descriptions and images were mind boggling in their diversity...
Existing communities offered a sense of security that appealed after visiting the meetings of a local group that was just forming only to watch the group disband for lack of agreement on timing and sequencing.
Allow for the raising and controlled breeding of farm animals and pets within the community, so long as they are treated kindly and do not interfere with the health and harmony of others, nor exceed the carrying capacity of the land.
home.earthlink.net /~dectiri/OuterSpace/DeerRock.htm   (1544 words)

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