flowerchild looking for a commune in southern california
Posted July 28 2005 - 11:32 PM
and no, i'm not having family problems. just bored out of my mind and have nobody to relate to around here. i want an adventure.
so, well, know any? do they still exist around here? how can i join? are there rules? what are they like? do i just walk on in and say "HELLO!?" man, what should i bring? i'm fairly sheltered, and have a lot of questions... it'd be really great if somebody could just help me out, and not try to talk me out of this. if you can't, i guess i'm really just going to be on my own for this one.
Posted July 29 2005 - 12:08 AM
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Posted July 30 2005 - 06:46 PM
Spend some time at the Intentional Communities site http://ic.org/ which has been around since 1994...
"Intentional Community is an inclusive term for ecovillages, cohousing, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives and other related projects and dreams"
... hundreds of community listings, and you can use the advanced search...
... to refine by location, whether it is an established commune or a new, forming one, plus select from...
Number of Shared Community Meals
Decision Making Style
Percentage of Food Grown
Incorporates one or more of these spiritual paths
... the choices are overwhelming, but fun to peruse!
Personally, I think you're WAY too young to move out, but there is no reason why you can't see what is available, and even visit some of these places in your area with a responsible adult, and when you're older, you might already have a plan for your life... or at least your first one as an adult.