RAINBOW FAMILY GATHERINGS: Unofficial Community for Rainbow Family
Awesome! The more the merrier.. I also have a community in north central Arkansas... loving you!
I am considering opening up some acreage for campers now, too.
But, I still have alot to learn about how to keep things clean, fair and lovely when lots of people are driving in and out, and how to manage their food, water, and waste. I'm really good at building things, but not at managing people.
I'm sure the ideal of the Rainbow Way, that people are to be responsible to manage themselves would apply here.
But, then there's the County Clutter Cops to deal with. . .
Anyway, I'm getting close.
Michael, maybe if you partnered with someone with an aptitude for focalizing people; a folk-a-lizer, you would be a match made in heaven.
I think the problem with the "ideal" theory is that we accept everyone at the gathering. I believe homesteads need to be more structured. I've heard too many stories where passive people get run over by so-called "rainbow" people.
I live in a nomadic community, and though we are very earthy and very much like a gathering with our infrastructure, we are much more organized and efficient because of our focus and our experience together as a team. I think that's a common thread in successful communities.
We have an advantage because our lifestyle is a natural filter. Not everyone can live like we do, so if you're not focused, you don't last. Nothing cleans the mountains like snow.
I think both of you are offering a sacred gift. It's important that gift is shared with those who will embellish it and not consume it.
A focused, productive community can avoid legal issues that often are exacerbated by tenants of a sloppy and unfocused camp with public safety issues that scare the neighbors.
Besides, I want you both to be there when I get to come and visit!
well put Moonshelle,sounds like you have alot to offer,and we would love to have you and
... gr8 dream, i had already a long time ago and now see it on here ... here in germany i have lived in a fiew communes, we rented a house and where able to live much cheaper than in single households, in the usa i did that again and had roommates in a house - never had much proberty around for big gardening.
have u been thinking of perma culture? u probably find information on that thru google.
i once had a chance to moove with a friend to portugal to start a perma culture project, but portugal is just too hot for me...