Intentional Community/Communal Living


Intentional Community/Communal Living

This group is, in essence, a forum for those who would like to connect with others interested in intentional communities, eco-villages, communal living, etc.

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Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,

and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,

be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly;

and listen to others,

even to the dull and the ignorant;

they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons;

they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,

you may become vain or bitter,

for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;

it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,

for the world is full of trickery.

But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;

many persons strive for high ideals,

and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.

Neither be cynical about love,

for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,

it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,

gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.

But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.

Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,

be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe

no less than the trees and the stars;

you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you,

no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,

whatever you conceive Him to be.

And whatever your labors and aspirations,

in the noisy confusion of life,

keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,

it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Discussion Forum

the world today..

Started by cody crazywind Apr 24, 2016. 0 Replies

greetings just saw your post, what is happening up to date, 2016 ??

Looking for Communities

Started by Greg Smith Mar 9, 2016. 0 Replies

Hi,I'm Greg, a 50 yo man looking for interesting places to help out for awhile and meet new people.I'm interested in exploring the intentional community lifestyle and would like to visit a few to check it all out.I grew up on farms and ranches and…Continue

Room available in North East Ohio

Started by Child of the earth Jan 11, 2016. 0 Replies

I hope your all staying warm as winter has finally come here in northeast Ohio! All of this cold also means... Spring is on it's way! In light of that id like to start putting feelers out for a person ( or persons ) who would be interested in taking…Continue

Tags: sustainable, farm, available, Room

om namah shivaya, love will take you higher

Started by Earthlin Sunbrother. Last reply by Freewheeling Franklin Dec 28, 2015. 1 Reply

   Peace and greetings to all kind family, sisters and brothers of the rainbow earth. I recently moved to northern California from south Colorado. I am interested in learning more about and maybe connecting with rainbow conscious group…Continue

Semi-Permanent Gathering/Camping Commune

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by Fink Tuttle Mar 24, 2016. 6 Replies

Hello! We're looking to establish a semi-permanent gathering. Temporary Geodesic domes, yurts, tiny homes, RVs, and tents would be welcome. Right now we need a dedicated yurt for a kitchen. We also need a well! Lower priority improvements include a…Continue

Rainbow crystal land awara -la palma canary islands-

Started by awara brother. Last reply by Earthlin Sunbrother Dec 26, 2015. 2 Replies

  HolaNow it starts. South La Palma, Canary Islands. Lonely beaches. Sunny place, pure air, natural hot spring pools, to swim and for meditation. No earth here, but volcanic sand/rock around so...working hands needed to bring beloved mother earth…Continue

directions HOME to Utah, 2014

Started by water, singing-on-the-rocks Jun 17, 2014. 0 Replies

Howdy Folks and Welcome Home to the 43rd Annual Rainbow Gathering of the Tribes.If you find some of the information in this email hard to read due to formatting issues, read the HTML version at …Continue

Pine Skies commune

Started by Rains Mar 10, 2014. 0 Replies

                                                 PINE SKIES                             Harm No living thing, Live in peace with allHello my partner and I are looking to start a commune. Our core beliefs are that of sustainability, Eco friendliness,…Continue

Tags: eco, friendly, spirituality, skies, pine

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Comment by joseph on September 17, 2013 at 4:58pm
my name is joseph . i grew treated like an animal . i devolved into a deamon in my early years .was a predator by the time i was 21 . it was eat or be eatin . but no matter where i went i left my mark bit never fit in . over the past 20 years ive been evolving becoming . someone or somethi.g else . someone who is soft inside . ive found that i do car i do have a heart . im looking for my family . a place that is home . away from our ridi,ulas government . a place where love is not only accepted but encouraged . a home where peace of mind and soul are the true goals . a center of living where i can express my true enlightenment and not the one i was brain washed with .
Comment by Retsuzen Shikata on September 16, 2013 at 11:58am

Everyone is invited to the next gathering at the Shikata Eco-village and Homestead in the ozarks of Missouri!

Comment by guess who on September 7, 2013 at 9:44pm

hi from colorado . im looking for a rainbow community  any where in maine,     or n.c., (in the mountains). im in colorado and moving east in about a month.     i make pine needle baskets, turq .silver jewelry, and log furniture, am interested in learning aquaponics, home canning. soapmaking, living off grid, which i have before, sometimes using solar panels.   plz email me at if you know of a comm in those places. ty

Comment by N.L.Baron on July 31, 2013 at 10:05am

Hello to all the members of this group! I am in the process of setting up an intentional community in Ontario, Canada and am looking for members as well as any advice from people who have experience with such communities. The focus of this community would be on off the grid, sustainable living, permaculture and organic farming. It would be a true family and refuge for all the lost souls out there who are living a meaningless 9-5 life in our polluted, crime-ridden cities where poverty and homelessness continue to grow. Together, we could focus on the positive and forget the negative. For more information, you can e-mail me at

Comment by Candy Carroll on June 28, 2013 at 5:20pm

Hi from Ozarks! We are looking for 1-3 more members of our Intentional Community. If you are interested in visiting or meeting me at the Ava, Mo regional Rainbow Gathering - do let me know! We're hoping to go Off-Grid like my friends at an off-grid community in Colorado as in the picture! Also contact me through Ozark Dawn at

Comment by Old Jules on June 24, 2013 at 6:30pm
Thanks Morgan, and likewise. J
Comment by Kathleen Todd on June 24, 2013 at 12:24pm

Hello to all family on the West Coast! I'm currently traveling North with a wonderful family of four, and a lovely young lady. We are on our way to San Diego, then to San Fran. We're looking for family with room for six, just to replenish, and rejuvinate for our next destination. Couches, and floors definately fly. A backyard would also suffice, because we have camping gear, and are rough and tumble. If you or anybody you know can host a group of this size, anywhere along the west coast and around the bay area, please let us know. Your kindess will be greatly appreciated, and reciprocated. Much love to you all! Can't wait to go home!

Comment by Morgan on June 20, 2013 at 9:11am

Hey Jules.

I do admire your wisdom and the style with which you share it (and I share your attitude towards cats- I also caretake a few).

keep on keepin on bro.

Comment by Old Jules on June 20, 2013 at 8:14am

Pretender:  I live in a 1978 RV with 3 aging cats I have contracts with to try to live longer than they do and provide sustenance for.  I consider them my sole responsibility.  Been through enough brothers and sisters this lifetime to recognize cats are more trustworthy and predictable.


But if I come across something indicating you manage to put something together I wouldn't mind stopping in, lifting one end of something, long enough to know whether I wanted to stay longer.


Thanks for the offer.

Comment by Old Jules on June 20, 2013 at 7:47am

Hi pretender. Communes have always been a tough gig.  The desert southwest is spackled with the ruins of various ones that didn't work during the 1960s and 1970s.  Main problem being lousy selection of communees.  A couple of people end up going out earning whatever money everyone eats while everyone else is lying around screwing and blowing whatever flies their kites.


If you put something together, or find someone who's putting one together I'd be interested in stopping in a while, working some, not being a drag on the resources, but absolutely not being one of the financial providers for the layabouts.  I have the skills and experience to contribute something to an effort, but a jaundiced enough history of observation of commune workings not to expect too much, and determined not to lose too much in the process.  Communees have a tendency to include a component not opposed to theft without giving much thought to the matter.


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