Author: Cynthia Tina


Community is my home. I have lived in several community projects around the world and visited many over the past decade. My mission is to grow networks towards a more regenerative world. I travel to visit sustainability initiatives, speak at events, facilitate groups, and improve the communications of mission-driven projects. In addition to serving on the Board of FIC, I’m also a Board member of the Global Ecovillage Network. You can learn more about me and my online service helping people find community on my website: www.cynthiatina.com. I currently live part-time in Slovenia, with my Slovene partner in beautiful ecovillage near the Adriatic sea.

Finding Your Land with Jonah Mesritz

Posted on March 26, 2022 by

Finding Your Land with Jonah Mesritz Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 006 Sometimes the community dream only starts to “feel real” when the time finally comes for forming groups to… Read More

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Demystifying Legal Frameworks with Clifford Paulin & Jonah Mesritz

Posted on March 12, 2022 by

Demystifying Legal Frameworks with Clifford Paulin & Jonah Mesritz Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 005 Do legal structures and documents make your head spin? Fear not! In this episode we’re… Read More

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Finding Co-Founders and Creating Cooperative Culture with Yana Ludwig

Posted on February 26, 2022 by

Finding Co-Founders and Creating Cooperative Culture with Yana Ludwig Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 004 [Part I] Thinking of starting an intentional community? The first step is finding “your people”… Read More

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Becoming a Steward of the Commons with Lee Warren

Posted on February 11, 2022 by

Becoming a Steward of the Commons with Lee Warren Inside Community Podcast — Ep. 003 There are many communities out there looking for capable and eager new members to become… Read More

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Timeline of Intentional Communities

Posted on October 8, 2021 by

Content below was originally published by Peace News and author Lauren Kelley. This is not in any way intended to be a definitive statement – more a pointer to some… Read More

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It’s a wrap! — Greeting and 2020 Update from FIC Core Team

Posted on November 18, 2020 by

Friends and supporters, We put together the video above as our way of saying hello, showing appreciation for your support, and giving some updates on how 2020 was for FIC.… Read More

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New! 🌟Intentional Community t-shirts, hoodies, masks and more!

Posted on November 13, 2020 by

All new t-shirts, tanks, hoodies, bags and masks so you can show the world how much you love intentional community. Happy shopping ya’ll! Get a jump start on your holiday… Read More

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BIPOC Intentional Communities Fund: show your support!

Posted on August 18, 2020 by
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Dear friends and supporters, We have a big announcement to share with all of you… The Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC) is now contributing 10% of all donations to the… Read More

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How have intentional communities fared through the pandemic?

Posted on July 8, 2020 by
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New research shows how intentional communities have responded to the coronavirus crisis. With people’s lives upended across the globe, we can’t help but wonder, how would we have responded to… Read More

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Thank you Clearly Canadian

Posted on March 30, 2020 by

Clearly Canadian answered the call! Thanks to our new Communities Directory Sustainer we have been able to start shifting our website to a more reliable server, ensuring that community seekers… Read More

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COVID-19 Resources

Posted on March 17, 2020 by

Here you will find COVID-19 resources submitted to us by intentional communities across the US, including examples of Community Safety Protocols. Please use the information to stay healthy and keep… Read More

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Discovering the communities of Quebec, on bicycle!

Posted on November 12, 2019 by

Written by Thumbs. Originally published on November 11, 2019 at communelifeblog A RURAL PENINSULA IN QUEBEC IS A HIDDEN GEM OF THE COMMUNITIES MOVEMENT Gaspésie Quebec is the Olympic Peninsula… Read More


Life Together – a video series from the Bruderhof

Posted on September 30, 2019 by

LIFE TOGETHER is a video series created by members of the Bruderhof, a Christian movement of intentional communities. The first six videos in the series are focused on intentional community… Read More

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Idealistic & Spiritual Communities: A Thriving Ecovillage Template

Posted on September 26, 2019 by

Submitted by Pacific Domes — Cristina Chadwick Many people, going about their busy lives, take pride in calling themselves realists. Realists tend to view idealism as impractical – however, in… Read More

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Why Americans of All Ages are Coming Together in Intentional Communities

Posted on September 24, 2019 by
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This article was originally published by TIME and accompanied by a video: https://time.com/intentional-communities/ ‘Everyone Needs Someone Else’ BY JEFFREY KLUGER There’s not a lot to do in Syracuse, N.Y. when… Read More

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5 Tips on How to Contact an Intentional Community

Posted on September 2, 2019 by

Taking the plunge to visit the community you’ve researched can be scary. Here are five tips to consider when contacting a community for the first time through ic.org. 1. Be… Read More

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Seeking community? 950 options for you.

Posted on August 21, 2019 by

Are you seeking a community to join?  Well, here’s some good news, we know communities looking for you! 950 intentional communities are open to new members right now. See the full list… Read More


Centering the Margins: Diversity and Inclusion in Intentional Communities

Posted on July 22, 2019 by

Article originally published at http://cynthiatina.com/ “I came to Camphill thinking I was going to learn about social therapy for people with special needs, but then I learned it’s actually mainstream… Read More


Diggers & Dreamers receives the 2020 Kozeny Communitarian Award

Posted on July 20, 2019 by

The Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC) recognizes Diggers & Dreamers as the 2020 recipient of the Kozeny Communitarian Award, honoring the indomitable spirit of Geoph Kozeny, who devoted his adult… Read More

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What should you listen to? Podcasts for the community minded.

Posted on June 24, 2019 by

We love podcasts for their ease of listening and multitasking. Get a dose of inspiring stories and current news while making your morning tea, on the way to work, or… Read More


Craft Weaves Together a Community

Posted on June 20, 2019 by

A story by Thumbs Cassidy, a person with a mission (in his case the promotion and construction of yurts) who travels from community to community educating and demonstrating. Excerpt from an… Read More


Why join Giving Hands? Find out here.

Posted on June 10, 2019 by

You can turn $5 into $100 and support a thriving communities movement! Dear Friend of FIC, Last week we announced that the Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC) has been challenged… Read More

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Life in De Kersentuin: Research in a Dutch cohousing community

Posted on June 10, 2019 by

Student researcher from the University of Amsterdam, Yannick Kiesel, shares the core findings of his Masters Thesis on life in a cohousing community. The research illustrates a new holistic view… Read More


Bursting into Summer | All the updates from FIC, in case you missed any of it!

Posted on June 7, 2019 by

Into summer full speed ahead! Dear friends, Phew! It was a busy spring for us here at FIC. So many big changes, exciting announcements, and powerful work. Let’s recap together…… Read More

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Win FIC a $100 grant!

Posted on June 4, 2019 by

New Giving Hands Program Needs You! Dear FIC Supporters, The FIC is launching its first monthly donor campaign, Giving Hands, with an exciting grant incentive that you can make happen!… Read More

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Introducing the New FIC

Posted on May 27, 2019 by
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After 30 years of service to an ever-growing communities movement, it was time for a change. We’re excited to share with you about our new brand and why we made… Read More

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Are you curious about intentional community?

Posted on May 21, 2019 by

Intentional communities go by many names: ecovillage, commune, co-housing, housing co-ops and more. If you’ve spent time at one, you probably noticed that intentional community feels different than normal living.… Read More


Say goodbye to the old FIC… and welcome the new!

Posted on May 20, 2019 by
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Dear friends, Something big is cooking on our computers. A completely new look for FIC is almost here! Over the next week we’ll be unveiling the changes. Tuesday, May 28th… Read More

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Cross country tour of communities 🚗

Posted on April 30, 2019 by

Journey into community.   Communities are taking action to create more just and sustainable lives all across the United States. Our own Sky Blue took to the road these past… Read More

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10 Keys to Collaborative Leadership 

Posted on April 12, 2019 by

Below is an except from an article published by Round Sky Solutions (www.roundskysolutions.com/blog-10keys/). Shared with permission. 10 Keys to Collaborative Leadership 10 Learnings from the Collaborative Leadership Certification Program for… Read More

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