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The Resource Finding community : how to join an ecovillage or intentional community, Diana Leafe Christian

Finding community : how to join an ecovillage or intentional community, Diana Leafe Christian

Label
Finding community : how to join an ecovillage or intentional community
Title
Finding community
Title remainder
how to join an ecovillage or intentional community
Statement of responsibility
Diana Leafe Christian
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The need to belong is what makes us human. The isolation and loneliness of modern life have led many people to search for deeper connection, which has resulted in a renewed interest in intentional communities. These intentional communities or ecovillages are an appealing choice for like-minded people who seek to create a family-oriented and ecologically sustainable lifestyle--a lifestyle they are unlikely to find anywhere else. But the notion of an intentional community can still be a tremendous leap for some--deterred perhaps by a misguided vision of eking out a hardscrabble existence with little reward. In fact, successful ecovillages thrive because of the combined skills and resources of their members. This book presents a thorough overview of ecovillages and intentional communities and offers solid advice on how to research thoroughly, visit thoughtfully, evaluate intelligently, and join gracefully.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christian, Diana Leafe
Dewey number
307.77
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HX635
LC item number
.C47 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Collective settlements
  • Community life
  • Alternative lifestyles
Label
Finding community : how to join an ecovillage or intentional community, Diana Leafe Christian
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why community? -- Ten most common fears about joining a community -- Community living day-to-day -- Eco villages : for future generations -- Cohousing committees -- Urban communities : group housholds and housing co-ops -- Rural homesteading communities, conference, and retreat centers -- Spiritual communities -- Christian communities -- Income-sharing communes -- What does it cost? -- What does it take to live in a community? -- The Communities Directory, the internet, and you : researching communities -- Your criteria for communities to visit -- My marathon tour of communities -- Planning your visits -- Excerpts from a community seeker's journal -- How to be a great guest (and make the most of your experience) -- Seriously seeking community -- Evaluating your visits (and debunking some assumptions and expectations) -- Taking a second look -- Choosing your community : the "insider's guide" -- The membership process -- Entering community gracefully -- "The longest, most expensive personal growth workshop you will ever take!"
Control code
1665515
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 243 pages
Isbn
9780865715783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1665515
  • (OCoLC)132304454
Label
Finding community : how to join an ecovillage or intentional community, Diana Leafe Christian
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why community? -- Ten most common fears about joining a community -- Community living day-to-day -- Eco villages : for future generations -- Cohousing committees -- Urban communities : group housholds and housing co-ops -- Rural homesteading communities, conference, and retreat centers -- Spiritual communities -- Christian communities -- Income-sharing communes -- What does it cost? -- What does it take to live in a community? -- The Communities Directory, the internet, and you : researching communities -- Your criteria for communities to visit -- My marathon tour of communities -- Planning your visits -- Excerpts from a community seeker's journal -- How to be a great guest (and make the most of your experience) -- Seriously seeking community -- Evaluating your visits (and debunking some assumptions and expectations) -- Taking a second look -- Choosing your community : the "insider's guide" -- The membership process -- Entering community gracefully -- "The longest, most expensive personal growth workshop you will ever take!"
Control code
1665515
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 243 pages
Isbn
9780865715783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1665515
  • (OCoLC)132304454

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