December 4, 2012
For me, the word "community" means "coming together." It's really a simple concept if you think about it. Set aside your differences, work for the good of the group, and if conflicts arise work through them instead of taking the easy route and isolating yourself from the conflicting mindset.
I've always enjoyed the idea of working with a group to get things done, and constantly having enjoyable, likeminded people around to spend time with and unwind with at the end of the day. I don't have much experience with the actual experience of it, save for hosteling with a co-op when I first moved here and a short couple of months back in 2011 when I managed to squeeze 9 people into a 1,000 sq. ft. apartment. That last one didn't end too well,
I'm skilled at bike repair, and know my way around power-tool operation and basic construction. I'm also great at just general manual labor, as I've worked as both a warehouse employee and a machine-shop employee. That aside, I'm currently developing my skills at gardening and livestock raising. I also fancy myself a pretty talented writer, though I don't imagine that would be of much use in a communal living environment :P
Hey there! My name's Robbie, and I actually just moved to Austin about a week ago. I've always been intrigued by and wanted to organize a communal living environment, and look forward to meeting likeminded individuals.