Educating Minnesotans about Living Sustainably and Building Healthy Communities

Cohousing communities are intentional communities, created and run by their residents. Each household has a self-contained, private home as well as shared community space. Cohousing in the UK is gathering a lot of interest and UK Cohousing is proud to be at the heart of this exciting movement. You can see and connect to Cohousing Groups across the UK — search by location, established or developing projects and main interests. You can also view videos about Cohousing and look at the latest case studies. Find out about joining or forming a Cohousing project, make contact with other members, see what Cohousing properties are currently available and share Cohousing resources.

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This is a guide to terms you might hear in the polyamorous community. Some of the terms have definitions that are not clearly established or universally accepted, particularly with regards to terms used to describe various relationship styles. Where possible, I have tried to define such terms in ways that reflect all these different usages. Some of the terms in this glossary are used primarily in swinging; it should not be inferred from this that polyamory and swinging are the same thing.

Rather, there is enough crossover between the poly and swinging community that knowledge of some swinging terms is often helpful. The definitions given here, particularly of colloquialisms, reflect the usage I am most familiar with.

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Definitions and Purpose. The Property Code. Dissolution of the Community. Amendment of the Bylaws. Paragraph One. Throughout these Bylaws, “the Community” is used in a sense that implies that the Community makes decisions or takes actions.

Discovering Solidarity

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The intentional communities movement is growing and evolving. New Date: Friday, March 22, Time: Veggie potluck to pm.

Gina was born with cerebral palsy, so she knew how to work with her physical limitations, but she had no idea how to handle the negative thoughts and feelings she experienced. Taylor first noticed mental health symptoms when she started to experience confusion while at home and work. On the outside she was fine, but on the inside, she was depressed and anxious.

Only later did she realize her mental health had been getting worse over the past few years. As her depression and anxiety got worse, she struggled through each day. I lost my job and my apartment and ended up in the hospital. Her case manager referred her to the Intentional Communities program. The program helped her find an apartment and a rental subsidy.

Touchstone staff work as advocates to help individuals with housing, living and socialization skills, and find resources to improve their mental health stability. Learn more about how to make a referral for Intentional Communities. Give Today.

The New Generation of Self-Created Utopias

Yana Ludwig changes the Solidarity Collective community calendar Tuesday while holding a clipboard of color options for the upcoming house painting. Originally built in the s, the Holliday mansion was moved west of Laramie shortly thereafter and now houses the Solidarity Collective, an intentional community founded on unitarian universalist principles. His attention was divided between the laptop resting on his crossed legs and the conversation, but he easily followed the discussion.

You need spaces that are collaborative where people can experiment with models of resource sharing. Together the trio are the Solidarity Collective.

Assignment Title: SALT: Intentional Community Participant & English Teacher – Dandelion. Community Date Required: August 10, MCC is an equal.

Michael Lee started living on the streets of San Francisco last May. He had traveled from Las Vegas to seek medical treatment. So I wound up living on the streets. This is where we live, unfortunately—on the sidewalks. We are going to be rejoining the community. After a federal judge granted the City of Berkeley a temporary restraining order against the sale and the buyer backed out, the USPS finally announced that it was shelving its plans to sell the building and by April the legal battle was suspended.

Half a year later, in December , some of the people from the post office homeless encampment set up another larger camp a block away, on the lawn of the old City Hall, to protest a new city council plan to establish stricter rules targeting homeless people. The city swept the away during the Christmas to New Year holiday season, scattering its occupants throughout the Bay Area.

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Recently opened by the Governor General Quentin Bryce, and featured in her final televised annual Christmas address to the nation in , Benambra is a unique social housing development made possible by the NDIS — the first so called intentional community to be designed and constructed in Australia. The project is the culmination of dogged determination, significant lobbying and great patience for close to a decade.

In effect the three young men and their carers are the first and indeed head tenants of Benambra, who have a say in which other residents might live in this innovative community. All dwellings benefit from excellent northern solar access with attractive private courtyards. Benambra incorporates 4 main dwellings types each designed for specific residents needs and each therefore having quite different layouts. Nevertheless the development feels cohesive with a warm palette of materials, consistent roof lines and a distinctive entry portico detail common to all dwellings.

Her case manager referred her to the Intentional Communities program. “I attend the weekly Community meetings where we offer emotional and social support for each other. Keep up to date on news from Touchstone Mental Health.

In this essay, Julian Washio-Collette writes about how living in community has fostered his spiritual journey, moving him from individualism to solidarity. It will be the spirit of the time, and people will marvel that they have sat so long in darkness without seeing the light. Looking back, I can sense an interweaving of motivations at work. On the one hand, having lived through two parental divorces, I endured a shattering degree of relational disruption and instability.

No wonder that I longed for a life that was more relationally whole, stable, meaningful, dependable. Yet, instinctively, I also recognized a deeper level of fragmentation. As a family, broken as we were, we were further isolated by the modern social and economic structure of the nuclear family: we were consigned to our fourth of an acre as to a private kingdom, complete with all the technological conveniences to render good neighborliness and interdependence, and intimacy with the natural world virtually superfluous.

The idea of intentional community, then, spoke not only to my longing for relational wholeness, but also to the possibility of a radical restructuring of relationships and the stuff of life —work, education, leisure, culture, economics—to reflect a unity of values and purpose. By the time I came to Christian faith, I was in my early thirties and had already lived in two intentional communities, a Zen Buddhist meditation center and an eco-village.

Based on this history, I was quite naturally attracted to monasticism within the framework of the Christian tradition.

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Josie Kearns is a year-old queer, polyamorous, white, trans woman living in Chicago. She has been married for 12 years and also has a long-term girlfriend. Josie: I started exploring it about five years ago.

As so-called intentional communities proliferate across the country, The term intentional community dates to the late s, when the.

Co-Housing Cultures. Experiments in cooperative living offer a great model for building sustainable urban communities. But can they work for everyone? A Forest Grove couple’s plans to build a co-housing community took a step forward on Monday, Oct. Earthsong is an innovative urban cohousing development in west Auckland, New Zealand, and a model of socially and environmentally sustainable urban living.

The MIT-designed system is bringing health and wealth to the remote village. We are an urban cohousing community in Portland, Oregon cultivating supportive relationshipw with each other, the larger community, and the Earth.