21 Apr '12, 4pm

Must-Ask Eco Questions: Joining a Commune

Must-Ask Eco Questions: Joining a Commune

Mountain Homestead is an off-the-grid homesteading community on the south coast of Oregon. Photo: Flickr/eliduke If you thought communes peaked in popularity in the ‘60s and ‘70s, around the time of the first Earth Day, think again. Communes – or more accurately, ‘intentional communities’ and other forms of cooperative living – are alive and well in modern day America, and most do not look like anything like the stereotypical hippie communes of yesteryear. If you’re intrigued by the idea of living in a place with a strong sense of community and a lighter impact on the planet, here are 7 questions to consider as you begin your research on intentional communities. 1. What types of intentional communities are there? There are numerous types of intentional communities and forms of cooperative living – from large to small and rural to urban – to fit different lifestyles, values...

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