At the short-life licensed squat on Camden Park Road we somehow seemed to collect people… We clearly needed a bigger house. Continue reading My Story (2) Not dirty hippie squatters at all 1976/77
(This is the personal story of how I got into communal living – and what happened when I did. ) I Continue reading My Story (1) – Get a big house and share it 1975
One reason I like visiting other intentional communities is that it often gives me a different perspective on my home community. More often than not one I was unlikely to get whilst living in the thick of it. The new insight can come Continue reading Suffering from Founder Member Syndrome
As we drive toward Tamera the roads get narrower and less well maintained, finally turning into a dirt track. It starts to feel like we are a long way from anywhere, but that could just be the low population of Continue reading Tamera Trip (Part 2)
I set off for Portugal in late June last year to visit the Tamera – School and Research Station for Realistic Utopia – in order to check out facilities for the International Communal Studies Association ICSA conference this summer. I Continue reading Trip to Tamera 2015 (Part 1)
There seems to have been some circumstances more than others that led to the formation of communes by those involved in counter-cultural rock music scenes. One of these would appear to be the point where rock music overlapped with performance Continue reading We play rock. We live together in a commune. We love each other.
No this is not a warning from a Buddhist sage about the perils of following a spiritual leader. ” Beware the ultimate guide my child as they lead not to enlightenment, but to……….” No this is by way of a Continue reading Beware the Ultimate Guide
“I’m living in a farmhouse with some friends who have nothing to do with the theatre. It’s what some people might call a commune, but it’s really a sort of artists’ colony.” Helen Mirren While she was playing Lady Macbeth Continue reading Lady Macbeth and the princess
Having come across a couple of articles recently on village sized communities I have dusted off some writing I did a while ago on group size. If you search for information on human group sizes you will very quickly come Continue reading How big is BIG?