Intentional Communities
and Co-living

"A child free from the guilt of ownership and the burden of economic competition will grow up with the will to do what needs doing and the capacity for joy in doing it."

Odo in Ursula Le Guin's "The Dispossessed" 


The Cohousing Network (Website)
Cohousing is the modern approach to reclaiming a traditional village lifestyle where rich, intergenerational relationships, cooperation, and sustainability are the norm.

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage (Website)
A young ecovillage in Missouri made up of cooperating communities, individuals and families that make ecological sustainability a priority in their lives.

Diggers & Dreamers - The Guide to Communal Living in Britain (Website)
The main source of information on communal living in Britain - intentional communities, cohousing projects, housing co-operatives, eco-villages and utopian lifestyles.

EcoForest Garden Project and Community (Website)
Aims to create communities composed entirely of vegan-raw-foodists/fruitarians who are dedicated to ecological sustainability and evolution. The first community is being established in a beautiful finca in southern spain.

Eurotopia (Website)
Directory of Intentional Communities and Ecovillages in Europe

The Federation of Egalitarian Communities (Website)
A network of communal groups spread across North America. Range in size and emphasis from small agricultural homesteads to village-like communities.

Global Ecovillage Network (Website)
GEN is a grassroots non-profit organization that links together ecovillages and related projects around the world. GEN promotes and supports models of sustainable living globally, in order to inspire and encourage the creation of more viable lifestyles on this Earth.

Intentional Communities (Website)
Serves the growing communities movement, providing important information and access to crucial resources for seekers of community, existing and forming communities, and other friends of community.

Intentional Community Database (Website)
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...

Keveral Organic Farm Community (Website)
A co-operative in Cornwall, England. Projects include organic vegetables / veggie box scheme, short courses including the permaculture design course, tree-planting, woodland, orchard, camping field, mushrooms and more.

Kommune Niederkaufungen (Website)
Germany's largest non-religious community, with a far-reaching shared economy, decision-making by consensus, an undogmatic 'left-winged' attitude towards politics, the "reduction of nuclear-family structures" and gender-typical hierarchies and an ecological approach to work and lifestyle.

Radical Routes (Website)
A network of little fishes - co-operatives working for social change. "We want to see a world based upon equality and co-operation, where people give according to their ability and receive according to their needs. Where work is fulfilling and useful and where creativity is encouraged..."

Rainbow Family of Living Light Unofficial Home Page (Website)
Information on the Rainbow Gatherings and the Rainbow Family. Some say they're the largest non-organization of non-members in the world. They have no leaders, and no organization. The Rainbow Family means different things to different people.

Steward Community Woodland (Website)
A permaculture project which aims to demonstrate the value of integrating conservation woodland management techniques with organic growing, traditional skills and crafts and low-impact sustainable living.

Tamera, Centre for Humane Ecology (Website)
a growing cooperative of people in portugal who work for the future with the intention to build a model for a nonviolent culture, a research settlement where the most important themes of a new, sustainable culture are developed.


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