Tyler Ludens wrote:If you haven't read the book "Creating a Life Together" by Diana Leafe Christian, I recommend it. It discusses why intentional communities succeed and why they fail (most fail).
Tyler Ludens wrote: I'm not seeing mention of how the community will make a living (make $). Has that been thought out?
Kate Nudd wrote:Joel,Hello
I love your idea and it is what I have been looking for and,like you, I connected with many communities 'directed' by those categories you listed but they weren't a fit for me.
I am a Canadian in my 50's and woke up several years ago to begin letting go. ( and I admit there was always a pull toward the 'simpler life'( and others will say I do live a simple life) but I just got on the 'train' with everyone else).
Are you planning for 'Down to Earth" to be in Canada? If so,would you consider an older participant?
Are you aware of the Possibility Alliance in Missouri? What you describe sounds similar to their lifestyle.
Thomas Pothitakis wrote:I have had the same feelings as you about most of the communities out there. I want a place I can live and work to better myself and the people around by doing all the basics needed to live a self sustaining life. I want to focus all my mind body and soul on the actual lifestyle and not conform to a group with a certain belief . I still want to go online and download music but I want to create my own power to charge the laptop. I still like buying and selling off eBay and I would like to have a candy bar without feeling like its wrong. I understand everyone has their own beliefs and lifestyles and will never go against them. Which is why I'm having trouble getting to a community that fits my way of life. Your down to earth project sounds great. Hopefully it will all begin sooner then later for you. If so I'm interested in a work and live in position if you have it available. I can pitch a tent if I have to! I am here to talk and share ideas feel free to message me.
Best of luck
Joel Berg wrote:HI Everyone!
3) Major capital investment or retirement based luxury gated communities. Normally found in places like Costa Rica filled with very upper middle class where 50,000USD + was your “buy in” to join.