Acorn Community is a medium sized egalitarian, intentional community located in rural Virginia, USA and is a member of the Federation of Egalitarian Communities . Acorn was started in 1993 as a daughter community of the older, larger Twin Oaks. For reasons not entirely clear, the early 1990s saw a surge in interest in intentional communities. The Twin Oaks population swelled to capacity and Acorn was born. The population and stability of Acorn has fluctuated significantly in its relatively short history. Financial crisis and interpersonal conflict have brought the community close to an end on a number of occasions. However having survived these difficult times its business has now paid for its startup costs and it members are optimistic about the community's future. ...more on Wikipedia about "Acorn Community"
The Amana Colonies is a settlement of German Pietists in Iowa comprised of seven different villages. Calling themselves Ebenezer Society or the Community of True Inspiration, die Gemeinde der wahren Inspiration, they first settled in New York state near Buffalo in what is now the Town of West Seneca. However, in order to live out their beliefs in more isolated surroundings and because they were refused an extension of their land charter because of their harsh treatment of a married couple who had violated their marriage edicts, they moved west to the rich soil of east-central Iowa (near present-day Iowa City) in 1855. They lived a communal life until the mid 1930s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amana Colonies"
Amana is a location in Iowa County, Iowa. The name means "remain faithful." The Amana Colonies comprise seven villages in Iowa County. The villages are Amana, East Amana, High Amana, Homestead, Middle Amana, South Amana, and West Amana. There is also a very small village called Upper South Amana and an area called Little Amana which caters to tourists on Interstate 80. The villages are located close to Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amana, Iowa"
Ambridge is a borough located in Beaver County in western Pennsylvania, incorporated in 1910 and named after the American Bridge Company which had significant operations there. Ambridge is located 16 miles (25 km) northwest of Pittsburgh alongside the Ohio river. In 1910, 5,205 people lived in Ambridge; in 1920, 12,730 people lived there, and in 1940, 18,968 people resided in Ambridge. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 7,769. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ambridge, Pennsylvania"
Arcosanti is an experimental town that began construction in 1970 in central Arizona, 70 miles (110 km) outside of Phoenix, at (elev. 3732 feet /1130 meters). Paolo Soleri, using a concept he calls arcology ( architecture + ecology), designed the town to demonstrate ways urban conditions could be improved while minimizing the destructive impact on the earth. ...more on Wikipedia about "Arcosanti"
Aurora is a city located in Marion County, Oregon. It was named by its founder, Dr. William Keil, (1811 - 1877) after his daughter. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 655. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aurora, Oregon"
Bethel is a village located in Shelby County, Missouri. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 121. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bethel, Missouri"
Bishop Hill is a village located in Henry County, Illinois, along the South Edwards River. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 125. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bishop Hill, Illinois"
Brook Farm, a transcendentalist Utopian experiment, was put into practice by transcendentalist former Unitarian minister George Ripley at a farm in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, at that time nine miles from Boston. The community, in operation from 1841 to 1847, was inspired by the socialist concepts of Charles Fourier. It was based (as many later utopias would be) on the concept of self-reliance, which powers much of the utopian movement. The actual farm they lived on was influential to many writers like Thoreau as they rejected civilization and its injustices and desired to be secluded. The Brook Farm utopia was intended to rely on agriculture, whereas the moderately more successful utopia of the Oneidas was based on consumer goods like furniture. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brook Farm"
The Craik Sustainable Living Project (CSLP) is a nonprofit organization which aims to advance the local use of more ecologically sound technologies and ways of living in rural Saskatchewan, Canada. The four key components of the project are the eco-centre, outreach and education programs, community action, and the ecovillage. ...more on Wikipedia about "Craik Sustainable Living Project"
Ecovillages are intended to be socially, economically and ecologically sustainable intentional communities. Most aim for a population of 50-150 individuals because this size is considered to be the maximum social network according to findings from sociology and anthropology. Larger ecovillages of up to 2,000 individuals may, however, exist as networks of smaller "ecomunicipalities" or subcommunities to create an ecovillage model that allows for social networks within a broader foundation of support. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ecovillage"
Enfield is a town located in Grafton County, New Hampshire. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,618. Enfield includes the villages of Upper and Lower Shaker Village and Lockehaven. ...more on Wikipedia about "Enfield, New Hampshire"
The Ephrata Cloister or Ephrata Community was a religious community established in 1732 by Johann Conrad Beissel at Ephrata, in what is now Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ephrata Cloister"
Fairhope is a city located in Baldwin County, Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 12,480. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fairhope, Alabama"
The Federation Of Damanhur, often called simply Damanhur, is a commune and spiritual community situated in the Piedmont region of northern Italy about 30 miles north of the city of Turin. It is located in the foothills of the Alps in the Valchiusella valley. ...more on Wikipedia about "Federation of Damanhur"
The Global Ecovillage Network is a global association of people and communities ( ecovillages) dedicated to living " sustainable plus" lives by restoring the land and adding more to the environment than is taken. Network members share ideas and information, transfer technologies and develop cultural and educational exchanges. ...more on Wikipedia about "Global Ecovillage Network"
Harmony is a borough located in Butler County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 937. ...more on Wikipedia about "Harmony, Pennsylvania"
Koreshan Unity is the communal utopia formed by Cyrus Teed, who took the name "Koresh", the Hebrew version of his name Cyrus. The Koreshans followed Teed's beliefs, called Koreshanity. ...more on Wikipedia about "Koreshan Unity"
La Reunion was a communist community formed in 1855 by French, Belgian, and Swiss colonists approximately three miles west of the present Reunion Arena and Reunion Tower in downtown Dallas, and near the three forks of the Trinity River in Texas, USA. The community was led by the French philosopher Francois Marie Charles Fourier whose followers and associates established over 40 similar colonies in varies parts of the United States of America during the 1800s. The colony near present-day Dallas soon failed in 1860 the area was incorporated into the emerging city of Dallas. ...more on Wikipedia about "La Reunion (Dallas)"
The Labadists were a pietist sect of the 17th and 19th centuries founded by Jean de Labadie. ...more on Wikipedia about "Labadists"
Letchworth, officially Letchworth Garden City, is a town in Hertfordshire, England. The town's name is taken from one of the three villages it surrounded. Founded in 1903, it was one of the first new towns, and calls itself the world's first Garden City. Its development inspired another Garden City project at Welwyn, and had great influence on future town planning and the New Towns movement. Today it has a population of around 33,000. ...more on Wikipedia about "Letchworth"
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The Minnesota Experimental City (MXC) was a proposed planned community to be located in northern Minnesota to be constructed as a public private partnership in the 1960s. In contrast with many of the model cities of the time, the MXC was to be experimental, trying new things rather than proposing to select from the best of the existing practice. ...more on Wikipedia about "Minnesota Experimental City"
Nauvoo (נָאווּ "to be beautiful", Sephardi Hebrew Nåvu, Tiberian Hebrew Nâwû) is a city located in Hancock County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,063. The city was founded by Joseph Smith, Jr., also the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and named by him from the Sephardi Hebrew language with an anglicized spelling. The word comes from Isaiah 52:7, "How beautiful upon the mountains..." ...more on Wikipedia about "Nauvoo, Illinois"
New Harmony is a town located in Posey County, Indiana, 15 miles (24 km) north of Mount Vernon, Indiana, the county seat, on the Wabash River. In 1900, 1,341 people lived in New Harmony, Indiana; in 1910, 1,229. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 916. ...more on Wikipedia about "New Harmony, Indiana"
The North American Phalanx (NAP) was a secular Utopian community located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The NAP was based on the ideas of Charles Fourier, and lasted from 1841 to 1856. ...more on Wikipedia about "North American Phalanx"
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