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Wed, Aug. 24th, 2005, 10:28 pm

Hello all. My name is Ken, and I've created this list for people living in intentional communities. I live in a community in Vermont which I helped found, Meadowdance, and have been here now for over five years. We are still in the founding stage I would say, but with quite a bit of history and experience already.

I'm interested in connecting with other people living in community, to both share experiences and lend advice to each other. I'm hoping there are others out there in LJ land who live in community and wish to share.
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Fri, Sep. 9th, 2005 01:35 am (UTC)
autumnhawk: Re: looking into communities in the Mediterranean

Hi there. Especially for communities in the U.S. you should look at IC.org I think it also has international communities, but not as many. They have a print directory as well as an online one.

I am part of the FEC (Federation of Egalitarian Communities) which is a small network of communities with a certain set of values, and yes one of our goals is to help starting communities. There are other types of networks for other types of communties (ecovillages, cohousing, religious).

There certainly are a lot of rural communities, but a lot of urban ones out there too. Look through the IC.org listings, you'll find some. And of course there are a lot that aren't listed. There are also student co-ops, anarchist households, etc, going on in the cities that practice a lot of parts of intentional community.

Sun, Oct. 2nd, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC)

I have just started seriously looking into the intentional community idea as well as the all out communal system as well. We are not currently part of any, and have never been, but I am gathering as much information as I can & exploring the options.

I will definitely be watching this site to see what gleen what there is to know. We are in the Norfolk, Virginia area & are actually looking in the Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina area. There seems to be a variety here, I just need to take the time to visit, talk and learn.

Sun, Oct. 2nd, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)

Yes, Virginia is a great place to be looking. Definitely visit our friends at Twin Oaks and Acorn. Definitely two great communities.

Thu, Oct. 13th, 2005 12:57 am (UTC)

Great idea for a community. I visited Twin Oaks this summer and I'm working with a group to put an ecovillage in the Hudson Valley... though maybe I'll move somewhere before then. Anyway, it would be great to connect with people here.

Mon, Apr. 24th, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC)
barbarasamson: Quayside Village Cohousing

I live at Quayside Village Cohousing in Vancouver, BC. You can see our homepage at I moved here in December 2003 and love the life. My sister just persuaded me to get a LiveJournal account, so if I can get my act together I will try to blog some more about it. There is much to say.

Best wishes to all of you trying to start intentional communities. My community went through some major growing pains before I joined, but what we have now is very worthwhile.

Mon, Apr. 24th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
autumnhawk: Re: Quayside Village Cohousing

Welcome. I think the link to your web page got eaten somehow. I'm sure I can google it though.

I think growing pains are very common. Can you tell us more about what your community went through?

Mon, Apr. 24th, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Re: Quayside Village Cohousing

I just put a posting on my journal. It seems inappropriate that my first posting should be about the problems my community has run into, but sometimes it takes too much time to start things our properly.

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