Coho/US is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the support and development of cohousing. Coho/US works to raise broad awareness of the benefits of cohousing and to actively support the development and spread of cohousing communities nationwide.
The Communal Studies Association began as the National Historic Communal Societies Association in 1975. The CSA conducts annual conferences at a noted communal site in the United States each October. Our purpose is to study past and present movements that have chosen communal living andto encourage the restoration, preservation and public interpretation of the communitarian heritage. Through a scholarly journal, newsletter and a Center for Communal Studies, we facilitate communication and cooperation among academicians, preservationists, and communitarians.
The FEC is a union of egalitarian communities which have joined together in our common struggle to create a lifestyle based on equality, cooperation, and harmony with the earth.
The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting cooperative culture. We believe that intentional communities are pioneers in sustainable living, personal and cultural transformation, and peaceful social evolution. “Intentional communities” include ecovillages, cohousing, residential land trusts, income-sharing communes, student co-ops, spiritual communities, and other projects where people live together on the basis of explicit common values.
GEN offers inspiring examples of how people and communities can live healthy, cooperative, genuinely happy and meaningful lifestyles --- beacons of hope that help in the transition to a more sustainable future on Earth. We foster a culture of mutual respect, sharing, inclusiveness, positive intent, and fair energy exchange.
The International Communes Desk is a contact body between the communes of the world - where the term "commune" covers the wide spectrum of intentional communities, kibbutzim and other types of communal living.