Intentional communities articles

Mar
31
2019
Paul Chatterton

Community-led housing – what’s different about mutual home ownership societies (MHOS): interview with Paul Chatterton of LILAC

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Today we’re talking with Paul Chatterton, of LILAC community in Leeds about community-led housing and mutual home ownership societies.

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Feb
10
2019
Cath Muller

How I hitch-hiked across the Atlantic to visit US co-ops: Cath Muller of Radical Routes

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Today I’m talking with Cath Muller of Radical Routes, Cornerstone Housing Co-op and Co-operative Business Consultants. This is part 1 of our conversation, about her visit to Catalan co-operatives, and hitch-hiking across the Atlantic to visit US co-ops.

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Sep
9
2018
Peter Burke

Living together 5: commonhold for cohousing projects – interview with Peter Burke of A Fairer Society

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This week we’re talking with Peter Burke of A Fairer Society, a consultancy for people thinking about setting up some sort of cohousing project, from housing co-ops to community land trusts. Read more …

Aug
19
2018
Oli Rodker

The future of land ownership: interview with Oli Rodker of the Ecological Land Co-op and the Landworkers’ Alliance

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This week we’re talking with Oli Rodker, founder director of the Ecological Land Co-operative and the Landworkers’ Alliance, about his work, and how we might change the nature of land ownership in the UK, where 0.06% of the population own 50% of rural land in England and Wales, according to the Country Land & Business Association. Read more …

Aug
12
2018
Rick Watson

Living together 4: how to turn a row of terraced houses into a housing co-op

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This week we’re talking with Rick Watson, who has been a member of Fireside Housing Co-op in Sheffield since 2010. They’ve purchased and co-operativised 5 adjoining houses on a terraced street. Read more …

Aug
5
2018
Martin Prosser

Living together 3: company limited by shares – Martin Prosser of Sunflower Cohousing

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This article is the result of a discussion with Martin Prosser of Sunflower Cohousing in France. It’s the third in a series of articles about setting up alternative, co-operative living arrangements – cohousing, community land trusts, housing co-ops, intentional communities etc. Read more …

Jul
22
2018
Monica King

Living together 2: community land trust – interview with Monica King of Bridport Cohousing

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This is the first in a series of interviews with people involved in setting up alternative, co-operative living arrangements – cohousing, community land trusts, housing co-ops, intentional communities etc. A group of us in London hope to gather information to help us start our own project. Read more …

Jul
5
2018
Dave Darby

Living together 1: exploring the options for starting a cohousing project

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My partner and I have decided that we want to sell our house and come together with other people to create some sort of cohousing / community living project. But how many other people? And where will it be? Will it be a new-build project, or will it involve converting or combining an existing propery or properties? What will the ownership / legal structure look like? Read more …

Jun
19
2018
Lucy Friedlander

Models of repopulation: bringing low-impact living to life in rural Europe

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We hear from yurt and tent builders and suppliers Spirits Intent about their new mission to revive low-impact living and rural economies in southern Europe through the Heartland Association. Read more …

Jun
12
2018
Roxy Piper

Off Grid Festival 2018: another world is possible

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Roxy Piper tells us all about this year’s Off Grid Festival, taking place from 9-12th August in the historic Tapeley Park and Gardens in North Devon, with the theme of Seven Generation Stewardship. Read more …

Jun
7
2018
Dave Darby

Announcing the launch of NonCorporate.org – how to move away from multinational corporations

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We’re pleased to announce the launch of NonCorporate.org – our sister site, dedicated to helping people move away from multinational corporations (MNCs) for everything they need. Read more …

May
24
2018
Staci Sylvan

Heartwood Community are seeking new members – could it be you?

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Heartwood Community is seeking energetic, reliable and committed people to join their intentional community in South West Wales. It’s over to Staci from here to tell us more. Read more …

Apr
10
2018
Grandfather Michael

Life in an intentional community – a healthier and more sustainable way to live

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If I hadn’t fired up my vision to form and live in an intentional community some 45 years ago I wouldn’t have learnt cheese making, selected and planted an orchard of rare species of fruit trees, co-organized arts festivals, learnt and practiced conflict resolution and given my three sons an opportunity to broaden their horizons. Read more …

Apr
3
2018
Rebecca Card

Reclaiming our ancient indigenous wisdom and a sense of ‘the village’

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I think I am unusual. I can find a confidence inside that allows me to take risks. This confidence allows me to initiate things that I feel passionate about and because I see their worth in the world. I can do this even if I think I don’t know what I’m doing. Read more …

Mar
13
2018
Mark Boyle

Opportunity to live very close to nature, rent-free, in an Irish intentional community and education centre

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There are two rent-free bedrooms available (one immediately, one soon) in the farmhouse at An Teach Saor. But this is not a place for people who want to save money. It’s a place for people who want to radically reduce their dependency on it all together. Read more …

Mar
6
2018
Martin Prosser

Sunflower Cohousing community looking for members

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Our journey into community living started one evening in the Summer of 2009 when we were grouped around a campfire with friends discussing possible future lifestyle alternatives. Read more …

Feb
25
2018
James Dexter

Fancy volunteering for the summer at an off-grid, Ecological Land Coop smallholding?

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Hi – we are James and Sukamala, tenants at Wild Geese Acres, Greenham Reach, which is an off-grid, low-impact farming project established in north Devon by the Ecological Land Coop  (ELC) – see website. http://ecologicalland.coop. Read more …

Jan
2
2018
Sophie Paterson

The potential power of sharing: from Share Shops to Streetbank

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In this post Sophie Paterson of Lowimpact.org explores the power of sharing in a growing movement including The Library of Things, Streetbank, Share Shops and more. Read more …

Nov
23
2017
David Thorpe

How the ‘One Planet Development’ policy is helping people get back onto the land in Wales

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Something special is happening in Wales. The country is using legislation to shift itself into a very different direction from England. It wants to be more sustainable. It wants to reduce its ‘ecological footprint’ to a level that’s fair compared to the rest of the planet’s population and resources. Read more …

Nov
19
2017
Sophie Paterson

Join our new online community Living Low Impact

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We’re excited to introduce our new Facebook group Living Low Impact – and you’re invited! Read more …

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