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  1. Standard member yo its me
    watch the acid...
    19 Aug '10 11:01 / 2 edits
    A co-housing one. Or more like Bilbo Baggins Shire.
    Anyone here have any experience of this?

    I've looked up a few sites and links, generally speaking there isn't much on the web about setting up or joining one- perhaps that's simply becasue people living in that situation are busy. Or maybe it's incrediably rare!?!
    Here's a few examples that I enjoyed browsing- links for your interest;

    http://www.diggersanddreamers.org.uk/index.php?fld=super_region&val=South%20East%20England&one=dat&two=det&sel=braziers
    - Nonreligious living in a nice place and working woth the local comminity, having foriegn students stay over to learn English.

    I think this is my fav though, a row of houses with a collective garden. I seriously think this is do-able;
    http://www.diggersanddreamers.org.uk/index.php?fld=super_region&val=South%20East%20England&one=dat&two=det&sel=rainbow


    Not a community, but a way of living without money;
    http://www.letslinkuk.net/

    I think the first place to start, if I had capitial, to quote Mark Twain, 'Buy land, they're not making it any more."

    All these fantastic ideas out there;
    http://www.enlinca.org.uk/
  2. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    19 Aug '10 13:45
    Originally posted by yo its me
    A co-housing one. Or more like Bilbo Baggins Shire.
    Anyone here have any experience of this?

    I've looked up a few sites and links, generally speaking there isn't much on the web about setting up or joining one- perhaps that's simply becasue people living in that situation are busy. Or maybe it's incrediably rare!?!
    Here's a few examples that I enjoyed ...[text shortened]... making it any more."

    All these fantastic ideas out there;
    http://www.enlinca.org.uk/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kibbutz
  3. 19 Aug '10 13:57
    Originally posted by yo its me
    A co-housing one. Or more like Bilbo Baggins Shire.
    Anyone here have any experience of this?
    I don't think the shire was significantly different from most villages. I believe they used money etc. Many of them were closely related, but that isn't that unusual in rural areas.
  4. Standard member yo its me
    watch the acid...
    19 Aug '10 20:14
    Originally posted by sh76
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kibbutz
    Thank you that was an interesting read.
  5. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    19 Aug '10 20:23
    Originally posted by yo its me
    A co-housing one. Or more like Bilbo Baggins Shire.
    Anyone here have any experience of this?

    I've looked up a few sites and links, generally speaking there isn't much on the web about setting up or joining one- perhaps that's simply becasue people living in that situation are busy. Or maybe it's incrediably rare!?!
    Here's a few examples that I enjoyed ...[text shortened]... making it any more."

    All these fantastic ideas out there;
    http://www.enlinca.org.uk/
    The Federation of Egalitarian Communities:
    http://www.thefec.org/

    The biggest two are Twin Oaks Community...
    http://thefec.org/TwinOaks

    ...and East Wind Community
    http://thefec.org/EastWind

    There is also the Fellowship for Intentional Communities...
    http://www.ic.org/

    ...which includes ecovillages like Dancing Rabbit
    http://www.dancingrabbit.org/

    They're out there. You just have to look under a few stones.
  6. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    19 Aug '10 20:39
    Originally posted by yo its me
    Thank you that was an interesting read.
    no prob

    My great uncle lives in one of those. I was there twice. Not exactly my cup of tea, but I could see how people like it.
  7. Standard member yo its me
    watch the acid...
    20 Aug '10 12:56
    Originally posted by rwingett
    The Federation of Egalitarian Communities:
    http://www.thefec.org/

    The biggest two are Twin Oaks Community...
    http://thefec.org/TwinOaks

    ...and East Wind Community
    http://thefec.org/EastWind

    There is also the Fellowship for Intentional Communities...
    http://www.ic.org/

    ...which includes ecovillages like Dancing Rabbit
    http://www.dancingrabbit.org/

    They're out there. You just have to look under a few stones.
    Thank you, lots of interesting stuff to look at with those links. That nut factory didn't look like a bad place to work (didn't look as clean other factories though!).
  8. Standard member yo its me
    watch the acid...
    20 Aug '10 12:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sh76
    no prob

    My great uncle lives in one of those. I was there twice. Not exactly my cup of tea, but I could see how people like it.
    Umm yeah. In another live, if would be so me! But not this one- well maybe in 30years or so. Was your uncle a bachelor? - when he joined I mean.
  9. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    20 Aug '10 13:04
    Originally posted by yo its me
    Umm yeah. In another live, if would be so me! But not this one- well maybe in 30years or so. Was your uncle a bachelor? - when he joined I mean.
    Yes, he joined way back in the 30s (running from u-no-who) as a teenager. He's now about 90 and has been there ever since. His children and grandchildren, except for one unmarried son, have all lit out for greener pastures, however, which is a fairly good indication that this kind of lifestyle is not for everyone.
  10. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    20 Aug '10 17:12
    Originally posted by yo its me
    Thank you, lots of interesting stuff to look at with those links. That nut factory didn't look like a bad place to work (didn't look as clean other factories though!).
    I can tell you from personal experience that it is a good place to work. I would wager that it's also cleaner than most comparable places. One need only look at the example of Peanut Corp. of America, whose Georgia plant was closed for salmonella contamination in 2009.
  11. Standard member yo its me
    watch the acid...
    21 Aug '10 08:49
    Originally posted by sh76
    Yes, he joined way back in the 30s (running from u-no-who) as a teenager. He's now about 90 and has been there ever since. His children and grandchildren, except for one unmarried son, have all lit out for greener pastures, however, which is a fairly good indication that this kind of lifestyle is not for everyone.
    There was one I found that had a group of people who'd formed a community after the first world war in Berlin and then moved here (the UK) when u-no-who started talking. It's good that they found a way and that they hadn't closed themselves off from society, so that they were aware of the change early on.

    His children must have grown up with good people skills though, for having grown up in that invoroment, must make for an interesting childhood- but then again I guess all childhoods are interesting.
  12. Standard member yo its me
    watch the acid...
    21 Aug '10 08:52
    Originally posted by rwingett
    I can tell you from personal experience that it is a good place to work. I would wager that it's also cleaner than most comparable places. One need only look at the example of Peanut Corp. of America, whose Georgia plant was closed for salmonella contamination in 2009.
    I didn't mean to offend, I made a quick judgment based on the relaxed atmosphere in there as the guy was walking arround. When it comes to peanut butter I'm a bit susspicious since that report about there being a certian amount of insect parts allowed in each jar.
    Can I ask you about living there?
  13. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    21 Aug '10 11:33
    Originally posted by yo its me
    I didn't mean to offend, I made a quick judgment based on the relaxed atmosphere in there as the guy was walking arround. When it comes to peanut butter I'm a bit susspicious since that report about there being a certian amount of insect parts allowed in each jar.
    Can I ask you about living there?
    I lived there for a year in the mid '80s. I doubt much has changed since then, though.
  14. 21 Aug '10 21:07
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commune
  15. 21 Aug '10 21:09
    http://www.hippy.com/havens.htm

    The following is a list of places where there exists a sizable hippy population, where there is tolerance towards hippies, where hippies are free to pursue their lifestyle with community support. Whether you're looking to visit or relocate, you can be sure there'll be places to stay, interesting things to see and do, and lots of other hippies in these places.