Intentional Community Advice
Have you thought about visiting and possibly joining an intentional community, but don't know where to look or to start? I can help you find options!
What is an intentional community? One community member, Geoph Kozeny, defined it this way: "An 'intentional community' is a group of people who have chosen to live together with a common purpose, working cooperatively to create a lifestyle that reflects their shared core values. The people may live together on a piece of rural land, a suburban home, or in an urban neighborhood, and they may share a single residence or live in a cluster of dwellings."
There's so many kinds of intentional communities: some where you might co-own property, others where you might rent a room (usually inexpensively) & share common space and chores; others where you might work in exchange for your room, board, and maybe a stipend. There's rural communities and urban communities, faith-based and secular communities, and communities drawn together around activism, art, and the environment. Some are tiny (4 people in a house) others are huge (300 people in a commune or on a farm). And, they're all over North America and the world!
My particular areas of expertise are Christian faith based communities and Catholic Worker communities in the Midwest, but I have contact with and info on a whole host of others, too! Let me know what your interests and parameters are, and I'll recommend some community ideas to you.
Training & Qualifications
I have lived in several intentional communities, have friends that live in others, and have visited many others. In addition, I am familar with several different directories of intentional communities.
Availability & Preferences
I check my email every day.