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#1 poiuy

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Posted September 21 2008 - 03:54 PM

I'm doing a paper on environmentally sustainable communities. Are there any active hippy communes out there? A website or number or contact information for an interview? Anything?

I'm in Iowa and I know of a place called Ecolectic, but I can't find any trace of it?

#2 Gerasimus

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Posted September 21 2008 - 05:56 PM

Not so much a hippie commune, but there is an ecovillage in Scotland called the Findhorn Foundation. Think it has the lowest environmental footprint in Europe or something. It has a website if you google it. It's a cool place with loads of ace houses, but most of them are super expensive - too much for any hippie to buy :)

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Posted September 22 2008 - 09:29 AM

maybe you should try here.

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Posted September 22 2008 - 11:31 AM

Lots of little communes here they are almost evrywhere : )
You should go to find one :)
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Posted September 22 2008 - 11:43 AM

theres plently of communes out there but most small ones dont have a website. maybe if you go to washington and just start looking :) Heres one that does have a website though. http://www.dancingrabbit.org/
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Posted September 22 2008 - 01:29 PM

The Farm in Tennessee. Been around since 1970.
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#7 lilb1t

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Posted September 22 2008 - 04:04 PM

i know of a few

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Posted September 22 2008 - 04:06 PM

none really worth it

#9 1337carlos

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Posted September 22 2008 - 04:25 PM

I'm currently planning an environmentalist, anarcho communist commune out.. =D

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Posted September 22 2008 - 05:20 PM

they cost alot, u gotta buy the land, ensure resources like food and water

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Posted September 22 2008 - 06:03 PM

they cost alot, u gotta buy the land, ensure resources like food and water


No one owns the land, it was there before us. As long as you use it, not abuse it, it's justified.

An example of abusing land would be selling or buying it.

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Posted September 24 2008 - 05:07 PM

this is a really great place i saw on planet green last night...
it's not a commune but they're these really groovy environmentally sustainable homes....
got some hippies too:
http://www.earthship.net/


CHECK IT OUT!! ; )
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Posted November 12 2008 - 06:10 AM

well, yah, thats squatting carlos, people buy land nowadays, its called private property... myah never heard of it? its in the constitution somewhere, i dunno though
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Posted November 13 2008 - 08:45 AM

I agree lilb1t

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Posted October 21 2009 - 10:33 AM

if youre way crosses europe anytime, there are some MUST GO in copenhagen, denmark,
a commene named christiania, you can find nice people and chill by having a good spliff and get some infos about communes and festivals in northern europe.
link to www.christiania.org
in the south of spain you can find a few places, like BENEFICIO, a commune in the mountains in the south of GRANADA. take the bus from granada or MALAGA on a THURSDAY to a town called ORGIVA. thursday, because its marketday in orgiva and you find people giving you a lift to beneficio. its quite hidden, not far from the town, but you wont find the way first time. also near orgiva there is a palce called ALMOREON you can check out. if you call beneficio love and peace, almoreon is that kind of place like sex and drugs and rocknroll.
check out http://video.google....cio&emb=0&aq=f#
there is kind of squatted beach between malaga and motril in a town called NERJA.
nerja isnt hard to find, but that little magic beach isnt easy to get to. if anyone is interested, give me a knock and i ll help out. there are more places in southern spain you can check out, but not as nice as those i wrote here.
the island LA GOMERA on the canary island community is kind of natural park.
no cars, no bullshit, clean air, very quite. get a plain or boat to teneriffa and take the ferryboat from there to la gomera. the ferryboat goes from a place named los americas or something like that. there is much more places in greece italy germany HOLLAND ....
coma to europe, and put planty of time and good mood in youre suitcase.
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Posted November 17 2009 - 12:20 PM

Now that everything's legal in Mexico...I think you know where I'm going with this. There's already a few communes in Mexico. I know a town called Zipolite is a hippy beachtown. It's on the southern coast. There are a few other hippie communes down in Mexico, and now that drugs are legal in Mexico, many of us will be colonizing south of the border, so more communes will pop up over the next couple years. I'll be there by summer.

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Posted November 17 2009 - 12:28 PM

The constitution isn't the final word on right and wrong. Just ask a cherokee or a navajo how they feel about the constituion and land ownership rights. I guess they were just squatters till the white man came. I see your point carlos.

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Posted November 17 2009 - 02:50 PM

Check out the Intentional Communities website, http://directory.ic.org/iclist/geo.php which include communes, ecovillages and co-op housing.
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Posted November 18 2009 - 03:19 PM

you should look into earth ships
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Posted January 16 2010 - 11:36 AM

Hi. My Name is Thomas.
I'm 50yrs old.
I lost my job and my home in Flagstaff AZ 2yrs ago and now Homeless.
Feel like this society has shunned me cause of my age.
I have plenty of job skills.
Construction,Landscaping,plumbing,painting,agriculture,have a class A CDL. and many other skills..
Also a Artist draw paint,Photograph people and landscapes.
Feel this world is going to shit.
I'm looking for a commune to join and fit
Where people are Friendly,helpful to one another,
don't look at you as a stranger,but as a brother.
They work together for the good of all in the community.
Cause we all know this world needs unity.

Willing to contribute Freely my labor skills to help out the community in exchange for a place to stay, some spending cash and some food.
I'm very easy going,non-violent (Unless threatened).
Like people,nature,art, BBQ's and music almost any kind ,mostley Rock N Roll,festivals,camping,fishing,like to party with friends.
I'm not religious or consider myself spiritual.
Just mellow & easy to get along with.
Some times funny.
Well I hope to hear from ya!
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Posted January 21 2010 - 11:49 PM

Hang tough Thomas....I also know what it fels like to be shunned for age, looks and race. I sent you a message. Get back to me ok?

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Posted February 02 2010 - 02:04 PM

Black Bear Ranch http://blackbearranch.org/
^ is from 1968 and is still active.


I actually just watched a documentary on it, seems like a wonderful place



other links that might be helpful:

http://60sfurther.com/Communes.htm

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Posted September 16 2010 - 08:19 PM

Now that everything's legal in Mexico...I think you know where I'm going with this. There's already a few communes in Mexico. I know a town called Zipolite is a hippy beachtown. It's on the southern coast. There are a few other hippie communes down in Mexico, and now that drugs are legal in Mexico, many of us will be colonizing south of the border, so more communes will pop up over the next couple years. I'll be there by summer.

hey did you get down south to mexico? how is it, if you did? im looking for a peace loving commune to go to. all i need is music and green, and im happy.

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Posted September 18 2010 - 01:19 AM

I'm doing a paper on environmentally sustainable communities. Are there any active hippy communes out there? A website or number or contact information for an interview? Anything?

I'm in Iowa and I know of a place called Ecolectic, but I can't find any trace of it?


If you're Canadian/Canadien
Contact Emma Hippie. She is trying to get the people together to start a french-english commune in Quebec Canada.

She is a friend of mine. Here is her site. http://les-revolutionnaires.org

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Posted November 05 2010 - 06:50 PM

My husband and I are almost ready to move off-the-grid and are looking for a community to move to in Northern Arizona, since we have family in Arizona. We already have over a years worth of food, seeds from A to Z, a travel trailer to live in while we build our earthbag home, wood burning stove, and many other things needed to start living off and with the land. We understand and are looking forward to the work it will take to make a community self-sufficient. While we are not vegans or vegetarians, we respect others decision to be, and while we currently drink on occasion, and smoke cigarettes we will be quitting both when we move off-the-grid. We, also, have two dogs (a Pomeranian & Jack Russell Terrier, who are very sociable and well-behaved), which are our children. We are very respectful, honest, sincere and hard working and are looking for the same from others in a community.

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Posted November 09 2010 - 09:13 PM

I'm not sure, but I'd like to help run a corporation like a commune.

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Posted June 05 2012 - 03:52 PM

Our small family of 3 is looking to move to a commune or similar community very near the coast in California. Please let me know if anyone has suggestions. We are looking at the Humboldt County area.

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Posted June 06 2012 - 12:02 PM

I'm not sure, but I'd like to help run a corporation like a commune.


Boy, that is an interesting idea, and sounds like a really 'hard sell'. Do you have expertise in both communes and corporations?

Where (in what group) are you living and what it is about the experience there that you think would be useful or of interest to a corporation?
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Posted June 06 2012 - 12:14 PM

I'm doing a paper on environmentally sustainable communities. Are there any active hippy communes out there? A website or number or contact information for an interview? Anything?

I'm in Iowa and I know of a place called Ecolectic, but I can't find any trace of it?


When we started (in 1968) most of the group members were hippies. I don't think we call ourselves a 'hippy commune', we do paint our buildings and our group vehicles purple. We are still "active" and are slowly becoming more environmental sustainable - but that is not our main focus. We are really big on re-use/re-purpose/re-cycle - at one point we made buildings out of trash (mostly waste paper) - it was an interesting experiment but not that successful. [we do still have three small buildings mostly made of paper.]
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Posted June 19 2012 - 12:46 PM

hi my name is maro and i am 21 from greece..i am intresting to go to nerja or at beneficio community can you help me doing this by giving me some informations? or help me contact with this communities?? my facebook is Maro Karavasili and my e-mail is maria.karavasili.91@hotmail.com.. thanx :)))




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