The Community Finders Story

CommunityFinders is the online support network for those committed to finding their community.

You (human) aren’t designed to live in isolation.

Unfortunately, 60% of American adults report feeling lonely on a regular basis. Loneliness negatively impacts our mental wellbeing as well as our sense of belonging and purpose.

Meanwhile, there are hundreds of intentional communities with openings for new residents right now. Loneliness doesn’t have to be the only choice.

We’re on a mission to solve the affordable housing crisis, mitigate climate change, and put an end to loneliness — all through community living.

You and your family can thrive in a values-based residential community, such as an ecovillage, agrihood, housing coop, tiny house village, and more. By sharing resources within communities, we all can enjoy more affordable and far more sustainable lifestyles than what mainstream housing options can provide.

An intentional community is a group of people who choose to live together on the basis of explicit common values. They come in a wide range of sizes, styles, and levels of sharing — so it’s possible to find one that fits your lifestyle.

Intentional communities are not cults, and they aren’t quite HOAs either.

Even if you want to start a community yourself, it’s best to gain experience by spending time in one or more existing communities, of which there are hundreds, if not thousands in most corners of the world.

Whether you are looking for a unique travel experience, educational opportunity, or your forever home — we are here to support you.

Meet Your Community Guides


Cynthia Tina

Cynthia is the founder of CommunityFinders and the original “community matchmaker.” Over the past decade, she has visited and worked with hundreds of communities around the world, including the ecovillage where she lives in her self-built passive solar home.

Her passion is helping people learn about intentional communities and join the one that’s right for them.

Formerly the co-director, she is now a spokesperson and educator with the Foundation for Intentional Community. She’s also the founder of Ecovillage Tours, former trustee of the Global Ecovillage Network and former director of the youth ecovillage network, NextGEN North America. She holds a degree in Sustainability, as well as certificates in Permaculture and Ecovillage Design, and Yoga Teacher Training.

At home, Cynthia enjoys finishing plastering her house, caring for the community’s three little goats, sweating it out in communal sauna, and skiing or hiking acres of beautiful Vermont woodlands.



Lauren Minis

Lauren is the newest addition to the Community Finders team, joining as the Community Development Director.


She has been engaged in community building, sustainability programming, and education work for many years. For the past few years, she has been running Regeneration Pollination which hosts online networking events connecting people around the world engaged in regeneration and allied movements. She has organized several Northern California Permaculture Convergences and Building Resilient Communities Convergences and also co-founded a sustainable living and education center in Oakland called PLACE for Sustainable Living.


She holds a Master’s in Environment, Culture, and Society, two Permaculture Design Certificates, is a graduate of the Regenerative Leadership Academy, and is a BioLeadership Fellow and RSA Fellow.


Lauren is a native NewYorker living on the West Coast. Lauren loves to get out into nature, travel, and explore new places, she is a musician and artist and she finds joy in creating skits, writing poems, staring at starry night skies, and singing around campfires.

Contact Cynthia

Interested in having Cynthia on your podcast, at your event, or promoting your product? Reach out to share your opportunity.