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by Katherine (quietone84)
at January 22nd, 2006 (10:55 pm)

1) Why did you join this community?

Well I think I may have helped come up with the idea for it... and I want to live on a hippie commune with you!

2)What initially sparked your interest in living closer to the land and/or ecologically sustainable communities?

I like the land, I want to closer to it. I was pretty much raised to be environmentally conscious so it seems like the "right" thing to do and as far as the community part goes I want to live closer to people I am close to, and I also think sustainability is easier with more people.

3) Describe your ideal community and/or living situation in regards to the interests of this online community. How is it structured? How does it support itself? What do you really love about it, and why is it your ideal? Take some time with this one if you feel like it- it's in some ways the heart of the questionnaire.

I don't really have a lot of the details worked out, just a lot of ideas. I'd really like to have a large herb garden, maybe some sort of sanctuary/retreat center... both of which could help support the place. Communal structure is what I'd have the most trouble coming up with, but I would like free love for all within the community at least. (Yes, hopeless case I know.) Also I am interested in cob houses, solar electriticity, wood stoves, composting toilets, and wild edibles.

4)What would you say your greatest challenges are in terms of obstacles keeping you from achieving this dream? If you joined this community and have achieved your dream, congratulations! Tell instead about what your greatest challenges were, and how you overcame them. (This way you can be an inspiration to the rest of us! ;) )

money! and I'm not sure how well josh would work with it. getting chores divied up and performed to everybody's satisfaction is also always very difficult.

5) Discuss some issues people face in building such a community that are unique to life in New England. If you can't think of any, or you don't think there are any, just say so and (for the latter at least) say why you feel that way.

probably cold winters and high real estate prices... It's difficult to get far enough away that you're not in the middle of congestion and noise and high prices and still be close enough to get anywhere. I don't know much about the legal end of things but NH is generally fairly good as far as stuff like that goes.