Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cul-De-Sac Commune?

It was just a matter of time before I wrote about communes. Driving home today I heard this story on NPR: A Social Experiment: Communes in Cul-De-Sacs. The belief is living communally is an idea that is too good to waste. Commune is defined simply as 'a community where resources are shared'. Some of the main points of this story are:
  • You don't have to buy stuff in order to be "green" (a Prius or a flourescent lightbulb)
  • Stay at home and share - you don't have to leave your neighborhood to start a commune
  • Everyone can save time and resources by sharing with your friends and neighbors

Here's the organization Wanna Start a Commune? and their pamphlet on how to start one. I love looking at the plans of these 'culdesac commune' pilot projects in Los Angeles - especially the Salsa Dancing Lessons area (and don't forget Rodent Control).

In case you're wondering, you don't have to be a hippie to live in a commune (according to the FAQs)

I like it. What do you think?

1 comment:

tired of smiling said...

I love love love this idea! thanks for posting this.