Intentional Communities 

Health Plus Lifestyle Intentional Communities

Tired of paying a large mortgage? Then consider living in an  intentional community! Intentional Communities are rising in popularity now.

**Update!**Or, if you like  fresh veggies in your neighborhood, then start or assist at a community garden. (TAWNP)  The Action Not Words Project nonprofit has a community urban farm at the City of Lithonia Park located at: 2501 Park Dr. Lithonia, Georgia 30058. Ujima Gardens is an organic garden that we set up for the local community to: increase access to healthy locally grown food, nutritional awareness, active support of shared resources, environmental stewardship, and community empowerment.  Come on down and volunteer! Email me for more info or to schedule a tour.

 

Ujima Gardens snap-pea watermelon

 

**Update!** We put developing the eco-village on hold to set up the garden in Lithonia, GA. We were hoping to get donated land from DeKalb county but that didn’t work out. So we will be holding a fundraiser to buy land for this important project. 

 

(TAWNP)  has been planning CommonUNITY, an eco-village senior citizens and veterans! I’m a board member of this grassroots nonprofit founded by good friend, Charlene Edwards. Currently they’re eight members and we’re in the process of lining up grants and donations for land. Check out this link for my first post on starting this journey. Check this blog frequently to see the latest updates on our progress. And if you’re interested in joining the group please leave a comment below or email me at: healthpstyle (at) gmail (dot) com.  

What are Intentional Communities? 

An Intentional Community (IC) is a community of like-minded people that live together sharing land and resources in an eco-village, co-housing community, residential or community land trust, commune, cooperative living, or other types of alternative communities.  The people living in an IC usually have a common vision of living healthy, sharing resources, eliminating debt, and being involved in the community.  Here are some examples:

  • Buying land together as a group and building individual homes.
  • Growing food by creating a garden or farm.
  • Building affordable, small eco-homes to live a simpler life.
  • Environmentally conscious by building with natural materials (earth bag, storage containers, etc.)
  • Living in a sharing community of health oriented, earth conscious people.
  • Community volunteering.

 

Benefits include:

1. Sharing energy/power costs.

2. Help in building homes.

3. Using green initiatives: solar panels, recycling, permaculture, etc.

4. Cheaper to live–usually with small or no mortgage!

5. Improved quality of life.