Author: Saul Of-Hearts


Two Northwest Cities Are Building Tiny Houses For The Homeless in Residential Backyards

Posted on April 27, 2017 by
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A new pilot program in Portland, OR,¬†is¬†exploring an unconventional way to reduce homelessness in the city. Relying on¬†$350,000 in funding, the county will pay for the cost of building a… Read More


The Journal of Political Ecology Looks At Intentional Communities From An Academic Perspective

Posted on April 20, 2017 by

For many¬†of us, intentional communities serve as¬†experiential laboratories, examples of ways that people can come together to challenge the dominant systems that we’ve grown up with or have learned to… Read More


Is An Income-Sharing Community Right for You?

Posted on April 13, 2017 by

When I first heard about the concept of income-sharing¬†communities, I was pretty skeptical. It had been hard enough for me stabilize my own finances after graduating from college during the… Read More


This Novel Explores A Tuscon Community’s Response To Climate Change

Posted on April 10, 2017 by

A new novel by Susan Feathers, called Threshold, explores one community’s response to climate change. Inspired by her experiences with the Building Resilient Neighborhoods program in Tuscon, Arizona, Threshold combines… Read More


This 21-Day Racial Equity Online Program Tackles Social Justice in the Food System

Posted on April 3, 2017 by

Food Solutions New England is offering an online¬†21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge, in partnership with the Interaction Institute for Social Change. Participants will receive an e-mail prompt each day,… Read More


A New Memoir Explores The Checkered History of Zendik Farm

Posted on March 30, 2017 by

While we love to focus on the positive side of intentional living¬†here at FIC, we also know that communal living, when taken to its extreme, can become, well, a cult.… Read More

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A New Web Series Profiles Intentional Communities All Over The U.S.

Posted on March 27, 2017 by

One of the most exciting things¬†about building community in the age of the Internet¬†and social media¬†is that it’s easier than ever to get an inside look at the communities¬†that interest… Read More


Visit Or Volunteer at the Sustainable Kashi Ashram

Posted on March 23, 2017 by

Midway between Miami and Orlando, the Sustainable Kashi Ashram is an interfaith intentional community that combines yoga, meditation, and permaculture projects on 80 acres land¬†on the eastern coast of Florida.… Read More


Joining Community While On Disability

Posted on March 20, 2017 by

This is a guest post by Lily Silver, who blogs at How to Get On, “a guide to¬†Social Security Disability, Medicaid and Home Care for CFS/ME and those who are… Read More


A Q&A With Eris Weaver About Cohousing And Politics

Posted on March 16, 2017 by

This is an interview with Eris Weaver, a presenter at the¬†National Cohousing Conference in Nashville May 19-21. Eris will be leading¬†several workshops and at the event, including Cohousers in Politics¬†and… Read More


Is The Country of Bhutan The World’s Largest Intentional Community?

Posted on March 13, 2017 by

This post is an excerpt from¬†Together Resilient:¬†Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption¬†by Ma’ikwe Ludwig, published by¬†The Foundation for Intentional Community. Visit our fundraising¬†campaign to learn how you can… Read More


These Communities Offer On-Site Permaculture Workshops & Immersion Programs

Posted on March 9, 2017 by

Curious about how you can apply permaculture principles in your community or ecovillage? There’s no better way than to visit a community in person and learn from hands-on workshops and… Read More


Race, Class, Gender and Climate Change: An Excerpt From Together Resilient by Ma’ikwe Ludwig

Posted on March 6, 2017 by

This post is an excerpt from¬†Together Resilient:¬†Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption¬†by Ma’ikwe Ludwig, published by¬†The Foundation for Intentional Community. **** Climate change is deeply intertwined with race,… Read More


An Interview With Alice Alexander About The National Cohousing Conference

Posted on March 2, 2017 by

This is an interview with Alice Alexander, Executive Director of the Cohousing Association of the United States¬†and co-founder of the¬†Durham Central Park Cohousing Community in North Carolina. She took some… Read More


How to Start A Meal Sharing Co-op: An Excerpt From Together Resilient by Ma’ikwe Ludwig

Posted on February 27, 2017 by

This post is an excerpt from¬†Together Resilient:¬†Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption¬†by Ma’ikwe Ludwig, published by¬†The Foundation for Intentional Community. Visit our fundraising¬†campaign to learn how you can… Read More


Community as Experiential Laboratory–An Excerpt From Together Resilient by Ma’ikwe Ludwig

Posted on February 23, 2017 by

This post is an excerpt from¬†Together Resilient:¬†Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption¬†by Ma’ikwe Ludwig, published by¬†The Foundation for Intentional Community. Visit our fundraising¬†campaign to learn how you can… Read More


Colonists Wanted: The Story of the Llano del Rio Commune of LA County

Posted on February 20, 2017 by

“Colonists–Wanted,” the ad proclaims. “Llano del Rio, in the Antelope Valley, Los Angeles County, California, needs 900 single men and women and married men and their families. This is an… Read More


The Cool Block Program Helps Neighbors Work Together to Fight Climate Change

Posted on February 16, 2017 by

When we hear the words “intentional community,” we may think of residential communities like back-to-the-land communes and urban housing co-ops. But you don’t have to live in the same house¬†to… Read More


Are Seasteading Communities the Next Wave of Sustainable Living?

Posted on February 13, 2017 by

Wayne Adams and Catherine King, two artists living in Tofino, Canada, couldn‚Äôt afford to buy a house of their own. Instead, they took their assets offshore‚Ää‚ÄĒ‚Ääliterally‚Ää‚ÄĒ‚Ääand created a floating paradise… Read More


French Documentary “Tomorrow” Explores Transition Projects All Over the World

Posted on February 9, 2017 by

A new documentary made by a French filmmaking duo takes a look at transition projects in Europe and¬†all over the world. Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent set out to find… Read More


Don’t Miss The National Cohousing Conference May 19-21 in Nashville!

Posted on February 6, 2017 by

Each year, the Cohousing Association of the United States hosts a national conference for those participating in or interested in the cohousing movement. This year’s conference will take place May… Read More


Vegvisits Is An Airbnb Alternative for Vegans and Vegetarians

Posted on February 2, 2017 by
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Over the past few years, peer-to-peer homesharing platforms have been making it easier to connect with like-minded people when you travel. While Airbnb is still the most well-known platform, it’s¬†no… Read More


An App Called Teem Helps You Delegate Tasks Within Your Community

Posted on January 30, 2017 by

One of the challenges of living in a community with lots of new residents or guests is getting everyone oriented to the tasks and projects at hand. When I lived… Read More


Your Community Could Win Up to £25,000 For Regenerative Projects

Posted on January 26, 2017 by

Is your community working on a project that supports “environmental and social regeneration”?¬†The Lush natural cosmetics company is accepting applicants for its 2017¬†Lush Spring Prize, which will award¬†up to ¬£200,000… Read More


ThePOOSH Connects Volunteers With Natural Building Projects

Posted on January 23, 2017 by

Lots of intentional communities are connected with the WWOOFing network (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms). It’s a great way for volunteers to gain¬†experience living and working on an organic… Read More


MTV Features Intentional Community on “True Life: I’m Joining A Commune”

Posted on January 19, 2017 by

A recent episode of MTV’s “True Life” features two stories about community living. In one, 23-year-old Took Edalow attempts to start a commune with several friends on Staten Island. Another… Read More


Boulder’s New Co-op Ordinance is a Victory for Intentional Communities

Posted on January 16, 2017 by

“Do you want a Picklebric next to you?” asked an¬†alarmed op-ed in the Daily Camera¬†last summer. Residents of a¬†Boulder, Colorado, neighborhood were clashing with members of the Picklebric co-op over… Read More


Bridge Meadows Brings Foster Children Into Intentional Community

Posted on January 12, 2017 by
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For many intentional communities and cohousing projects, being “intergenerational” is a core value and long-term goal. Parents envision themselves raising children with the support of other community members. Elderly residents… Read More


Play The Food Forest Card Game and Help Plant 1,000s of Trees

Posted on January 9, 2017 by

Last year, permaculture educator Karl Treen released the Food Forest card deck, following¬†a successful fundraising¬†campaign on Kickstarter. Have you played it yet? We have, and it’s available for purchase¬†at the… Read More


Sky Blue Featured on Utopian Realities Podcast

Posted on January 5, 2017 by
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Last month, FIC’s Executive Director, Sky Blue, was featured¬†on the Utopian Realities podcast at BlockTalkRadio. In a wide-ranging¬†interview, Sky shares his¬†insights into cooperative culture, intentional living, sustainability,¬†and more. Sky has… Read More