Last updated: February 27, 2010 (5 years ago)

Listing created on: February 27, 2010


(buchanan, Tennessee, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: old hippie
  • Address:

    buchanan, Tennessee,
    United States

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    contact us first and please be aware of posible nudism

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

self sufficient living

Community Description:

BACKWOODS COMMUNE is an 8 acre adult only farm in the woods of west tennessee..we will have goats and chickens as well as gardens. we are looking for like minded folks to build a small commune here for self sufficiency.we will build a community shower house and allready have a summer kitchen. we are planning on a tiny house concept for individual families. NUDISM will be accepted but certainly not required.each family will be responsible for their tiny house and the rest of the compound will be a group effort as far as work and finance.


  • Adult Members: 3
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: no one under 18

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling


  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Area: 8 acres
  • Land owned by: Independent land trust (not controlled by the community)

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution: 0



  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%


  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)


  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.


  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.


Fair Housing Laws

This community acknowledges that their listing does not include any potential violations of the Fair Housing Law, or that they do not provide housing. For any questions about this topic please see our Content Policies and contact FIC with any questions or concerns:


goats,chickens,gardens, nudism

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge