Economic Solidarity Without Hierarchies

Economic Solidarity Without Hierarchies

08/11/2017 No Comment
In 1982 a group of 15 left-wing people that dreamed of a different way of life, met for a weekend at the Arpshof. They had a common vision, they called the Hamburg 100 People Project,  a place were people would live and do meaningful work in a self-determined, non-hierarchical way. They imagined a piece of land
Solidarity by sustainable living

Solidarity by sustainable living

07/11/2017 No Comment
“LIVE MORE SIMPLY, SO THAT OTHERS SIMPLY LIVE” This is the basic idea underlying most decisions how things are done at Commune Niederkaufungen. The wish for more ethical consumption habits finds its expression in sharing cars and other vehicles with each other, including bicycles and farming vehicles. Can you imagine: the entire group of 80 people
Learning for real Life

Learning for real Life

27/10/2017 No Comment
I had to become 66 to drive on a tractor and it was real fun. On Thursday I went afield with Christine a trained agriculturist, to harvest beet for the chicken. The hens live on a hill next to a fruit orchard in a so-called chicken mobile. It is very easy to change their pen – you
Arrival at Kommune Niederkaufungen

Arrival at Kommune Niederkaufungen

27/10/2017 No Comment
This Monday evening I arrived in Kassel-Niederkaufungen to be a guest for my usual three weeks of research  at the well-known commune here. I was given a very nice guest room with garden view and and even the luxury of Internet access in my room! This will make it easy to keep this blog alive during my stay. Several commune
Experiment Days 2017

Experiment Days 2017

14/10/2017 No Comment
Storm Xavier made it nearly impossible for me to attend the Experiment Days, a platform for cooperative housing projects and the future of urban development. On Friday I had to succumb to the elements and missing public transportation due to power cuts and trees on rail tracks, but on Saturday after an odyssey of three hours I
Love is not a coincidence but a skill

Love is not a coincidence but a skill

04/10/2017 No Comment
Some of my readers who know about the ZEGG or heard rumors must have been thinking: when is she finally writing about the topic that ZEGG is best known for? Which is sensuality, open love relationships and free sexuality. The ZEGG community describes itself as a living and learning place for the discovery and deepening of