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About the Website

Intentional communities, for many people, are the foundational building block for sustainable living. You take a bunch of like-minded people, put them on a big plot of land, divide it up, and pool their resources to establish a collective that protects, nourishes, and sustains itself.

It's bringing your grocery store to your backyard.

It's lowering your dependency on fossil fuels.

It's building relationships with people so that when times get tough, you're not alone, and someone's always looking out for you.

Ic.org is an organization dedicated to the education, support, and promotion of intentional communities all across North America. Their online resources are user-friendly, and make it easy to find a community that aligns with your values, no matter where you are.

Their continued work in this field has given people the education they need to make informed decisions about this kind of lifestyle, and produced valuable information sets to make collaborating with communities easier than ever.

You can use their Classifieds section to find intentional communities in your area, and filter the results by location, keywords, and types of ads to narrow things down.



In addition to their handy classifieds section, FIC also has a community blog, newsletter, and a calendar of events - you can check out all of that and stay in the loop here.



If you've been toying with the idea od diving into intentional community living, but want to get a feel for it first, The Fellowship for Intentional Communities is a fantastic resource.

Bookmark this page, subscribe to their blog, and learn from this invaluable resource.
 
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FIC also have a section on permies where you can look at many of their excellent publications - https://permies.com/f/491/fic
Check it out!
 
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I have found FIC to be very helpful in my learning about community, it helped me find communities to visit and check out, and it has a really cool community forum now which is fun to write on and read on.
 
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Would it be helpful for someone whose husband has negative interest in intentional community but who might end up doing something like it anyway?
 
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 My husband is the type of person who will be content whether we're in community or not, but I know he'll enjoy aspects of it, like the ability to learn new skills from our community-mates, having more people to enjoy his cooking, and, as a social intravert, how nice it is to have people right there to visit with without putting forth extra effort to drive to things.

I'm looking forward to the comradery, collaboration, having built-in neighbour friends, sharing things, etc, more space to garden, hoping to organize concerts/performances in the commonhouse/commonspace, etc.
 
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