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Egalitarian communities are groups of people who have chosen to live together, with egalitarianism as one of their core values. A broad definition of egalitarianism is "equal access to resources and to decision-making power." For example, decision-making is done by consensus or another system in which each person has a voice; it is not done hierarchically with only one or a few people making choices that will affect the whole group. If the group shares assets (income, vehicles, etc.), they are distributed equitably throughout the group, and each member has access to more-or-less the same resources as any other member. Egalitarian communities are a type of commune (some communal groups are not egalitarian in nature).
An "egalitarian decision" is a decision made by a group as opposed to a single individual. The decision may be made by committee or elected members but still is an egalitarian decision.
- Acorn Community
- Co-operative living arrangements
- Drop City
- East Wind Community
- Equality Colony
- Intentional Community
- Kommune Niederkaufungen
- Twin Oaks Community
- Dacha Project
- A-Welcome-To-All We Invite You
- The Emma Goldman Finishing School
- Oran Mór
- Federation of Egalitarian Communities
- Intentional Communities Website
- Directory of Communes in the Communities Directory
- Communities magazine
- Intentional Communities Wiki
- Twin Oaks Communities Conference Conference focused on education about living in Community.