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Can I Trust Myself to Live in an Ecovillage?

Can I Trust Myself to Live in an Ecovillage?

  Does the vision resonate with me? Am I able to live it and contribute to it?   Do I want to address and live the healing of economic, ecological and social inequalities?   Am I able to see the needs of the land, and balance my own needs with them?   Am I able to see the needs of the community, and balance my own needs with them?   Am I able to honour the agreements made in the…

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Life Lessons for Community Longevity

Life Lessons for Community Longevity

Posted on November 1, 2017 by Graham Ellis The life which is unexamined is not worth living.—Plato   My advice for creating longevity for intentional communities comes from my own experience living for over 27 years in a community I founded. It was a super fun but often bumpy ride and now my personal dream of living there for the rest of my life has gone.   If I knew what I know now would I have done things differently?…

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How to Avoid Disputes over Jointly Owned Property

How to Avoid Disputes over Jointly Owned Property

This post appeared on a property lawyers website (we should take heed) Co-ownership is the mother of disputes (Roman law maxim) Buying property can be an excellent investment, but it can also be expensive. So sometimes it makes a lot of sense to share the financial burden with someone else. Perhaps for example you are spouses or life partners buying your first home. Perhaps you are a group of families planning to share a holiday house, or two firms looking…

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The Land – what are we looking for?

The Land – what are we looking for?

Holding the Big Vision The Land to Hold twenty to forty Family Units, and room to grow, with private homesteads, shared accommodations, and communal spaces.   Mountains, springs, rivers, dams, forests, good soil, agricultural areas, wilderness spaces. Abundance of natural resources to be managed and used for natural building. Areas that need our care and rehabilitation. Bordering national forest and wilderness spaces   Not too far from an Urban Centre like Cape Town, or on one of the tourist routes…

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