Win a copy of For the Love of Paw Paws this week in the Fruit Trees forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Mike Jay Haasl
  • Burra Maluca
garden masters:
  • James Freyr
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Dave Burton
  • Pearl Sutton

Successful urban intentional community that share houses or one house?

 
Posts: 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I live in an intentional community that I helped start 4 years ago in urban Orlando. We are trying to get our vision and agreement straight and figure out how to manage our different lifestyles (some having more time to commit) and I would really like to figure out how to address fairness, pulling own weight, not feeling guilty or frustrated, by looking at successful urban shared household intentional communities (whew, that's a mouthful).

Would love any suggestions that you may have!
 
Posts: 21
Location: Seattle, WA
4
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The Fellowship of Intentional Communities (ic.org) has a vast library of articles on just the kinds of subjects you're asking about.  My own experience in Intentional Community (at the Ganas community, in Staten Island, approximately 80 members, in 8 houses, going on 40 years now) suggests that the most important ingredient for successful community is people who are more interested in community than in their own baggage.
 
Screaming fools! It's nothing more than a tiny ad:
Binge on 17 Seasons of Permaculture Design Monkeys!
http://permaculture-design-course.com
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!