List of intentional communities
This is a list of intentional communities. An intentional community is a planned residential community designed from the start to have a high degree of social cohesion and teamwork. The members of an intentional community typically hold a common social, political, religious, or spiritual vision and often follow an alternative lifestyle. They typically share responsibilities and resources. Intentional communities include collective households, co-housing communities, co-living, ecovillages, monasteries, communes, survivalist retreats, kibbutzim, ashrams, and housing cooperatives. For directories, see external links below.
Asia and Oceania
- Auroville in India
- Gondwana Sanctuary, via Byron Bay, New South Wales
- House of Freedom, Brisbane, Queensland, founder Athol Gill
- House of the Gentle Bunyip, Melbourne, Victoria, founder Athol Gill
- House of the New World, Sydney, New South Wales, founder John Hirt.
- Rocky Cape Christian Community, Tasmania
- Moora Moora, near Healesville, Victoria
- Centrepoint (founded 1977)
- Gloriavale Christian Community (founded c. 1990s)
- Jerusalem/Hiruharama (1970-1972)
- Maungapohatu (founded 1907)
- Ohu communities (1974- c. 2000)
- Parihaka (founded c. 1866)
- Rātana Pā (founded c. 1920s)
- Riverside Community, New Zealand (founded 1941)
- Community of the Ark in La Borie Noble, France
- Free and Real in Greece
- Lakabe in Lacabe, Spain
- Tamera in Portugal
- The Humaniversity in The Netherlands
- Bruderhof Communities, originally in Germany but spread to other countries since
- Kommune Niederkaufungen in Germany
- ZEGG in Germany
- Integrated Information Society IIS, concept originally comes from former Czechoslovakia since 1982 by Dusan Stigel to replace all aspects of communist regime past 1989 year
- Community in Martin Slovakia
- IIS in Slovakia
- Braziers Park in South Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
- Brithdir Mawr in Pembrokeshire, Wales
- New Creation Christian Community in the United Kingdom
- Findhorn in Scotland
- Tinker's Bubble in England
- Community Farm of the Brethren, Ontario, Canada
- Hutterite Christian Communities, existing in Australia, Canada, and the United States, but founded in Frenchman Butte, Saskatchewan
- Lifechanyuan International Family Society, Vancouver, B.C. 
- Orthodox Mennonites, existing throughout Canada and the United States but founded in Ontario
- Yarrow Ecovillage, Chilliwack, British Columbia
- Poole's Land, Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Midwestern United States
- Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, Rutledge, Missouri 
- Dreamtime Village, West Lima, Wisconsin
- East Wind Community, Tecumseh, Missouri
- Elmendorf Christian Community, Mountain Lake, Minnesota
- Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage, Cincinnati, Ohio 
- The Homestead at Denison University, Granville, Ohio
- Jesus People USA (JPUSA), Chicago, Illinois
- Nottingham Housing Cooperative in Madison, Wisconsin
- Reba Place Fellowship is an intentional Christian community located in Evanston, Illinois within the Chicago metro area
- Stelle, Illinois, until 1982 an intentional community of the Stelle group
- Sunward Cohousing, Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Sunrise Colony, Saginaw, Michigan
Northeastern United States
- The Abode of the Message, New Lebanon, New York
- Bruderhof Communities New York
- Bryn Gweled Homesteads, Southampton, Pennsylvania
- The Free State Project, a state where libertarians concentrate their numbers in the state of New Hampshire to influence democracy
- Ganas, Staten Island, New York
- Mohegan Colony, Mohegan Lake, New York
- Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester, Maine
Southern United States
- Acorn Community, Mineral, Virginia
- Adelphi, Texas
- Alleluia Community, Augusta, Georgia
- Believers in Christ, Lobelville, Tennessee
- Caneyville Christian Community, Caneyville, Kentucky
- Celo Community, Burnsville, North Carolina, United States
- The Farm, Summertown, Tennessee
- Heathcote Community Freeland, Maryland 
- Koinonia Farm, near Americus, Georgia
- Miccosukee Land Co-op, Tallahassee, Florida
- Noah Hoover Mennonites, existing in Belize, Canada, and the United States, but centered on Scottsville, Kentucky
- Paulville, Texas, a planned community for supporters of Ron Paul
- Serenbe, Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia
- Twelve Tribes communities, existing worldwide but founded in Chattanooga, Tennessee
- Twin Oaks Community, Louisa, Virginia
- Vernon Community, Hestand, Kentucky
- The Werehouse, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Western United States
- Two Acre Wood Co-Housing Community, intentional community in northern California
- Stone Curves, Tucson, Arizona
- Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, founded by the Global Community Communications Alliance, Tumacacori, Arizona
- Halcyon, California
- Kaliflower Commune, San Francisco, California
- Lafayette Morehouse, Lafayette, California
- The Seasteading Institute, an attempt to create artificial land in the ocean for libertarian migration. It is trying to build its first seastead in the San Francisco Bay, California.
- Alpha Farm, Deadwood, Oregon
- Black Bear Ranch, an 80-acre intentional community located in Siskiyou County, California
- Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, intentional community in Seattle
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- "Lifechanyuan International Family Society". Lifechanyuan International Family Society.
- "Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage | Communal Living | Sustainable Living | Community Living".
- "Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage". Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage.
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- "Bryn Gweled Homesteads Welcome Page". bryngweled.org. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
- Writer, Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate. "At Bryn Gweled Homesteads, intentionally making a community for 75 years". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
- "Pentecostal Monasticism: Communities of the Spirit Both Past and Potential". February 5, 2020.
- "Heathcote Community". www.heathcote.org.