Intentional Community Hawaii Information
Celebrating Life Together
It is not more bigness that should be our goal. We must attempt, rather, to bring people back to...the warmth of community, to the worth of individual effort and responsibility...and of individuals working together as a community, to better their lives and their children's future.
- Robert F. Kennedy
Our intentional community Hawaii guide is aimed at getting you the information needed to find and research the island communities. The intentional community lifestyle is woven into the Hawaiian landscape. People who thrive on the idea of living a life built from their own hands in cooperation with others gravitate toward the islands.
The types of intentional communities are diverse. There are permaculture oriented groups who focus on implementing permaculture design principles to all aspects of the community, groups who focus on developing their spiritual path, as well as those who unite around their nourishing food choices.
Additional Research Tools:
The Fellowship of Intentional Community is an amazing global search tool for finding intentional communities. They have the communities finely detailed in a searchable format.
The Federation of Egalitarian Communities is a network of communal groups spread across North America. We range in size and emphasis from small agricultural homesteads to village-like communities to urban group houses.
Principles of the FEC
Each of the FEC communities:
- Holds its land, labor, income and other resources in common.
- Assumes responsibility for the needs of its members, receiving the products of their labor and distributing these and all other goods equally, or according to need.
- Practices non-violence.
- Uses a form of decision making in which members have an equal opportunity to participate, either through consensus, direct vote, or right of appeal or overrule.
- Actively works to establish the equality of all people and does not permit discrimination on the basis of race, class, creed, ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
- Acts to conserve natural resources for present and future generations while striving to continually improve ecological awareness and practice.
- Creates processes for group communication and participation and provides an environment which supports people's development.