Most people are struggling individually just to survive. But what if you could leave the rat race behind? Suppose you could join with others, share resources, and live more easily than is possible on your own? This is the idea behind intentional communities.
Over the past year, I have researched ecovillages. I visited 3 in France with hopes of joining and living with like-minded people in a sustainable, cooperative community. What I've found is either they are prohibitively expensive to join or they have some dietary, behavioral, or religious mandates, or they are disorganized and struggling to get off the ground. My seach continues, however, as my soul yearns for such community.
It occurred to me that nowhere have I found more like-minded folks than right here on the G-spot. So, I'm setting my quest before you in hopes that someone here might also share my dream. If you're interested, send me a PM and we can email or Skype and share ideas.
I'm currently looking at land in South America, but I would consider returning to the States under the right circumstances. I own Michael Reynold's book on building "Earthships." These are insulated, sustainable dwellings built from recycled tires. One wall is a greenhouse, so food can be grown year round. They can be customized for any climate. It's just one option and you may have ideas of your own.
If this concept is new to you, you can find out more here:
Essentially, this project requires inexpensive land (without zoning restrictions) and people committed to living in harmony with each other and the planet. Any seekers?