Intentional communities

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Intentional communities

Intentional communities come in myriad different shapes, sizes, and scenarios. From ecovillages, cohousing setups, housing cooperatives to communes, what they share is a commitment to doing things together -- a concept which has caused the model's popularity in recent times.

Examples of Intentional Communities


  • The Camphill Movement is an initiative for social change inspired by anthroposophy. Camphill communities are residential "life-sharing" communities and schools for adults and children with learning disabilities, mental health problems and other special needs, which provide services and support for work, learning and daily living. There are 119 Camphill communities in 23 countries in Europe, North America, Southern Africa and Asia (as of March 2012)." - wikipedia
  • The intentional communities directory is a means to search for an intentional community, ecovillage, cohousing, commune, co-op, or other cooperative living arrangement. You can browse through their community lists, look at maps, or search their database. You can filter your search on many key characteristics of each community such as location, size, etc.

North America

  • Slab City (The Slabs) (located at 33°15′32″N 115°27′59″W) is a snowbird campsite in the Colorado Desert in southeastern California. It is used by recreational vehicle owners and squatters from across North America. It takes its name from the concrete slabs that remain from the abandoned World War II Marine barracks of Camp Dunlap.

United Kingdom

  • Coed Hills Rural Art Space - Pronounced 'coyd’ is one of Wales’ leading centres for sustainable living and the creative arts. They aim to become a centre of education focused on nature, sustainability and traditional woodland skills and crafts, contributing to local tourism, employment and the rural economy. They are working towards self-sufficiency in energy production: this will reduce our costs and our effect on the local and global environment, and serve as a living experiment in what is possible. We do not claim to be perfect, but we are constantly exploring and sharing what we learn both from cutting edge technology and from the knowledge and wisdom of previous generations. Their [ Website] website is under construction at the moment.
  • Faslane Peace Camp is a permanent peace camp sited alongside Faslane Naval base in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. They are protesting against Trident, the British Nuclear weapons system which consists of 4 nuclear powered submarines, each armed to the teeth with enough explosive plutonium to end the world (all true). This is the sole reason for their existence and as such, those living here have put their personal lives, for the most part, on hold to live here and campaign. They are always happy to welcome people who are interested in the issues and want to help them out a bit with camp life like chopping wood, painting caravans, repairing structures... They especially like to host people who are interested in making mischief with us.


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