Communities

 

Let’s consciously create the world in which we want to live

What I want to see in any community

  • Momma’s and babies are welcome and supported
  • Special needs individuals and groups are encouraged and engaged
  • Elderly people can be comfortable and cared for
  • Food is grown
  • Goods are produced
  • Space is beautiful and functional
  • Resources are shared
  • Biodiversity and ecology are important

Definitions of community:

  1. a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.
  2. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

Types of Communities

  • Intentional communities – planned residential community designed from the start to have a high degree of social cohesion and teamwork. ~ wikipedia.com
  • Local communities – like a small town
  • HOA (Homeowner Association) –  a private association formed by a real estate developer for the purpose of marketing, managing, and selling homes and lots in a residential subdivision. ~ wikipedia.com
  • Organizational communities like church or AA

I’m interested in the first two.

 

Intentional Community

I had never experienced the feelings of safety and security living on my own as I did when lived in community with people whom I interacted with on a regular basis. I am not a hyper-social person. I need and like a lot of ‘alone time’. I also do not like sharing a living space with anyone. That being said, I love living in community; sharing resources; sharing meals; ride-sharing; knowing people are keeping an eye on my place and stuff; knowing people have my back.

Community life isn’t for everyone, but many people do find it rewarding and many others seek that kind of experience.

Build regenerative and enjoyable communities is something I endeavor to do with others.