Communities Directory

The Communities Directory Book is the essential reference tool for those interested in finding or creating community - particularly in North America. It is compiled by the nonprofit Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) from its online Communities Directory. In addition to listings for over 1250 communities, it includes a set of useful articles about finding, joining, and starting communities, and an overview of the history and tools of shared living. This is the 6th edition published in 2010 and it's the door to an amazing range of choices in co-operative living today – some of which have been tested by time, and others that are on the cutting edge of experimentation. It's an encyclopedia of positive alternatives to a mainstream culture that is often fragmented and alienating. It is the inspiring stories of groups all over the world pioneering ways to share resources and live cooperatively. Whether used as a reference, educational resource, or a road map for a personal quest, this book is a comprehensive and easy-to-use tool offering the following:
LISTINGS: Descriptions from over 1000 intentional communities in North America and over 250 from around the world. Entries offer contact information, core values, availability for visits, and a glimpse of the vision that holds them together.
MAPS: Maps showing community locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and around the world. The regional maps are great for trip planning and show proximity to cities and other communities.
CHARTS: A fast and easy reference. Searching for a large, urban ecovillage? Just use the handy chart to quickly find the community that meets your needs.
ARTICLES: Covers the basics of intentional community including what they are, how to visit, and the state of the communities movement.

512pp paperback


Federation of Intentional Communities


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