Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities
Creating a Life Together is the only resource available that provides step-by-step practical information distilled from numerous firsthand sources on how to establish an intentional community. It deals in depth with structural, interpersonal and leadership issues, decision-making methods, vision statements, and the development of a legal structure, as well as profiling well-established model communities. This exhaustive guide includes excellent sample documents among its wealth of resources.
Diana Leafe Christian is the editor of Communities magazine and has contributed to Body & Soul, Yoga Journal, and Shaman’s Drum, among others. She is a popular public speaker and workshop leader on forming intentional communities, and has been interviewed about the subject on NPR. She is a member of an intentional community in North Carolina.
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Jane: I have read this book. There is a lot of good information in this book but unfortunately because the primary audience is ecovillages and other types of intentional communities, you really have ... Read full review
YOUR ROLE AS FOUNDER
GETTING OFF TO A GOOD START
Getting Real about Finances
COMMUNITY VISION WHAT IT IS WHY YOU NEED IT
CREATING VISION DOCUMENTS
Sharing from the Heart
What You Need to Make Consensus Work
What Decisionmaking Method Should You Use?
DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE HUMAN SETTLEMENTS
The Risks of Community Businesses
Can People Afford to Join You?
THRIVING IN COMMUNITY ENRICHING THE SOIL
High Woundedness High Willingness
SELECTING PEOPLE TO JOIN YOU
Your Communitys Agreements and Policies
The Proactive Land Search
FINDING THE RIGHT PROPERTY
Taking Property Off the Market While You do Further Research
FINANCING YOUR PROPERTY LOANS YOU CAN LIVE WITH