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Why should you care about Intentional Communities?

Posted on February 9, 2015 by
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Why should you care about Intentional Communities?

FIC Board Member Sky Blue reviews the successful systems and culture Twin Oaks has built to allow it to thrive.Why should you care about Intentional Communities

“Twin Oaks Community has been my home off and on for the last 15 years. It’s one of the flagships of the Intentional Communities movement, and yet is fairly unique as one of only a handful of secular, income-sharing communities. Twin Oaks has been an active experiment in solidarity economics since 1967. At almost 50 years old it’s a successful, viable model, and, like all solidarity economy projects, it’s a work in progress.

We have 92 adults (plus 17 children) sharing finances, running businesses, managing a small scale farm, sharing housing, a fleet of vehicles, and covering all other basic needs, including health and dental, collectively. No money is exchanged internally; all work is valued equally and is organized through a labor system. By contributing 42 hours per week you have full access to the resources and governance of the community.”

Read Sky’s entire article, ‘Why should you care about Intentional Communities?’ on GEO Blogs.

 


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