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Cohousing: Eden community

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Eden Community is a Christian cohousing community.  This case study will be interesting to anyone who wants to know how sociocracy meshes with Christian philosophy and practice, or  who has interest in how an intentional community functions well with sociocracy. Sociocratic governance was chosen over consensus, democracy and single-person leadership following active research by the founders, […]

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Cohousing: Instituto Bioregional do Cerrado

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This case study presents an ecovillage. This case study is helpful if you are interested in intentional community/ecovillages. IBC’s purpose is to create and implement innovative projects and programs to raise awareness and increase sustainability in bioregional communities. “[In the beginning]  there was sometimes a lack of buy-in to the process and motivation to learn. In […]

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Cohousing: Pioneer Valley Coho

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This case study is about Pioneer Valley Cohousing (MA, USA). They switched from consensus to sociocracy in 2012. Hear what they have to say about the difference. You can also see this video on the same topic. This case study is helpful if you are part of a group that is running on consensus are […]

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Cohousing: Cohabitat Québec

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An intentional community: Cohabitat Québec (Canada). This case study is helpful if you are interested of part of cohousing, or would like to see a good implementation of sociocracy and see how others learn from their mistakes! “For them the most important part of sociocracy is the rounds. They don’t like taking turns in a popcorn style.” […]

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Ecovillage: Hart’s Mill

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Hart’s Mill Ecovillage and Farm is becoming reality, and the group is operating on sociocracy already. This case study is helpful if you are part of a group that is just starting out are interested in intentional communities (ecovillage, cohousing, or cooperative housing) “It is the most intelligent structure on every level.” This interview was done and […]