Holy Smoke Tribe
- Forming Communities
- United States of America
Have you ever wanted to live in an intentional community but were EXCLUDED simply because you’re a smoker? I certainly have! I’m sick to death of trying to find somewhere that I can simply Be ME. Part of who I am is someone who’s been smoking for 50 years and has given up on stopping. Folks are simply going to have to deal with that, if they want to be part of my life and our tribe.
So let’s band together and create our own intentional community (IC)!
Although we may not be able to get together In The Flesh right now due to lockdowns and social distancing, we can still communicate via this website, Skype, email, etc. It takes a LOT of time to form a community and set it up. Let’s use this time to get STARTED!
There’s no reason why we can’t live in an otherwise-healthy community. There are no limits to the ways in which we can minimize/mitigate indoor air pollution from smoke.
WHERE will we form this IC? I prefer to live in a State which has legalized cannabis and allows citizen referendums. I think western Massachusetts or Vermont would be best so that we can live as far from 5G tech as I possibly can. One thing which I REQUIRE is that I be able to see TREES outside my window.
Intentional Communities can manifest in many different forms. I’m particularly drawn to co-housing utilizing tiny homes and the like and/or apartment-type buildings with a common use facility for laundry, meetings, gardening, kitchen and dining room, crafting, canning, etc.
I’m a soldier in the war on poverty! Every co-housing community/project I’ve found thus far is open ONLY to those who have great material wealth. Everyone will share in paying their fair portion of community costs as a percentage of their income in the community/communities which we birth. That way no one needs to be excluded due to either financial poverty or wealth.
ABOUT ME: My name is Sky SaintMartha and I’m a divorced 62 year old female currently living in Buffalo, NY. Living in community is something I’ve always dreamed of doing. I’m a playful pagan crone who realizes that everyone has their own path to walk. Everyone who wants to live in my community MUST also allow others to make their own choices as long as they aren’t harming Other Beings unnecessarily.
I’ve been a community organizer for over 3 decades, so I have the administrative skills to get things set up how we want them. Twin Oaks Community has been around for 53 years now and their Planner/Manager system seems to work very well (except for excluding smokers). So I’m thinking their model would be the best one to adapt to our use although I’m quite open to learning others.
Please feel free to email me your questions, comments, and suggestions! I love learning new things and doing internet research. My motto is that there’s no such thing as A Stupid Question–only people who are too stupid to ASK questions.
You can email me at the eAdd after my name below. PLEASE note that it is an UNDERLINE between the first two words–NOT a dash.
Good Luck on your journey… Sky ( [email protected] )