For many people another way of living starts with this book...
So you’re fed up with living in a little box. Maybe just by yourself. Maybe with your family. Just being a docile consumer alongside the billions of other docile consumers. And the combined outcome of it all is a wrecked planet.
Isn’t there something more to life than this? Couldn’t we have access to many of the best things in life without doing such harm if we were prepared to share more with our neighbours? Perhaps in an intentional community – that’s a community that has come together by intention rather than by chance.
Believe it or not, many people have been living in intentional communities like this for decades. And it’s not all hippy crash pads where nobody does the washing up! This website will open your eyes to the multifarious ways in which communal living happens in the 21st century.
It’s your way into the future!
Meet Chris Coates author of A Life in Common the Story of the 20 years he spent living at People in Common a small alternative living/working Co-operative in East Lancs
“ People in Common grew out of the counterculture of the 1970’s. We didn’t call ourselves a commune because of all the assumptions that are made about the hippy lifestyle and Burnley isn’t the obvious place that you’d think of for an experiment in communal living.”
One thing that we really want you to know:
There are many different ways to live communally
Big House Commune
This is the classic idea of the commune in a big mansion in the country. Here are some places that fit that mould.
These housing co-ops and big shared houses in built up areas show that not every commune has to be rural!
Having a focus often helps. These places all have some spiritual or religious belief that underlies their existence.
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The D&D Reviews are more specialised books about particular types of community
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Currently seeking... communards
Check out these noticeboards for communities that like to host volunteers as well as those that are currently looking for people to join.
So you want to start or join a forming community?
Don't underestimate the scale of the task! Maybe follow up some of these links...
People Forming a Group
People Forming a Group is our noticeboard for those at the very early stages whereas Developing Groups are usually quite a bit further down the road.
Properties might suit communities
6 bedroom house with 1 bed self-contained annexe, with 15 acres including orchard, garden, paddock, woodland and 9 acre field,…
Properties might suit Communities is where people who are trying to sell or make people aware of a particular vacant property can place a message.
And don't forget our other Noticeboards...
People needing Communal Places
"We are all prisoners of our own making" - learn how to set yourself free. Most of our daily routines…