Katey Rissi wrote:
Also, as I'm new here, do let me know if this would be better in a different corner of the forum universe, or if there are other sites that would be good to post on (we already did FIC).
Katey Rissi wrote:Hi folks - we have a space open again and are looking for a new person to join our community. Maybe it's you! If interested, reach out!
al aric wrote:I live in Northern Cal. I'm wondering if there are any groups, community events for us or...? Just wondering.
mark best wrote:I was wondering how people found/researched the community they are currently living in?
Deb Stephens wrote:Thanks for all this information George. I am curious about what happened when you tried packing people tighter as well as what the pros and cons of the adjacent and non-adjacent properties may be. Would you mind elaborating on those? Thanks!
Deb Stephens wrote: <snip> ... are there any successful intentional communities that have the problem of too many members for the size of their land and community goals? <snip> , but I never see these ICs telling people they're all filled up and not to apply. If it does happen, what do you do? Wait for someone to die? Ask your least favorite members to leave so you can get others you like better? Expand the land base? What is your strategy?
Deb Stephens wrote: <snip> I am especially interested in the possibility of an IC expanding its property to accommodate new members. What do you do if there is no land nearby for sale? Have you considered splinter groups or more properly, a kind of annex or sister site that works with the original community but is separate from it physically?
Peter Ellis wrote:When I look at intentional communities, it seems to me that the problem is always in "community". Who will own the property, the community, or an individual? Who makes the rules, the community, or an individual? How are rules made? How are decisions made? These social constructs are the essence of community, and where a sufficient number of people can come to a consensus about these elements, we find successful intentional communities.
It's not about land, but about commonality of purpose, goals and ideals. The land is the easy part. Finding people you can live and work with is much harder.