Three Behind-the-scenes Match Types

Whatever types of intentional communities you may be interested in, our behind-the-scenes automated matching can help speed up your search.

Match type: vocation-creation with community as a work team and owner group

Are you looking for any of these group types?

  • Activist co-housing
  • Shelter or treatment for underserved
  • Recreation venture housing       
  • Retreat or event hosting
  • Artist collective & residence
  • Religious community (self-supporting)

These matches should be compatible in the following areas as a leadership team: group types, reasons for shared housing, location, governance style, resources & contribution. The group members may plan to live in the same facility, or may work in the facility serving community members who share rooms. They will need to agree on guidelines for the served members, including the following areas: drugs policy, overnight guest policy, sexual orientations, relationship norms, children or no, pandemic restrictions policies, and noise level.

Match type: relationship-focused, location-flexible, with shared living space

Are you looking for any of these group types?

  • College housing       
  • Life partner
  • Momune or other multi-family kid-focused IC with shared space

These matches should be compatible in the following areas: group types, reasons for shared housing, closeness of living space, clutter and cleanliness levels, drugs, overnight guests, genders, ages, pandemic isolation preference, noise tolerance.

Match type: place-focused for longer term, with possibly less shared living space

Are you looking for any of these group types? 

  • Normal standard housing
  • Ecovillages and agrihoods
  • Small farms and ranches        
  • Pandemic pods        
  • Retirement communities        
  • Disaster prep shared cabin     
  • RV or vanlife            
  • Disaster prep shared cabin     
  • Non-residential sharing economy project

These matches should be compatible in the following areas: group types, reasons for shared housing, food production or no, closeness of living space, ownership types, location regions, population density, off-grid or no, ages, types of contribution (financial versus work hours), drugs, and overnight guest policy.