We live in North Carolina and just met a lady who owns a big chunk of land. We're going to be meeting in the near future to discuss interest levels for launching an intentional community.
There is no real "theme" or central "ideal" to it. We will likely go for GREEN almost everything, but outside of that, we like the benefits of modern-day life.
With that said, what are the first big steps of getting the ball rolling?
What are some questions we should definitely survey at our first get-together?
Is there anything/anyone that we should definitely filter out of the vision? (By "anyone" I mean certain personas, archetypes or personalities)
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Tyler Ludens wrote:I strongly suggest you read "Creating A Life Together" by Diana Leafe Christian. It details why most intentional communities fail and why some have survived, and gives information about how to avoid being one of the failures!
Probably a good idea to have a significantly long "probation period" for new folks, to give them time to settle in and be their true self, before it becomes tough to remove them fairly. Also deciding how the property is managed/maintained/owned/insured from liability, and how members contribute to related expenses.
I'm not quite a lumberjack, but that's OK, I sleep all night and I dream all day; I'll coppice trees, I'll grow my food, and compost poo and pee! With a well and off-grid solar, it's a permies life for me! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FshU58nI0Ts