Triangle Intentional Community members and seekers -
Greetings! How's things? We haven't heard much from there since we visited last April and organized the Future of Community gathering.
It looks like my wife Betsy Morris and I will be back in Durham starting Christmas Day through the 16th of January, with a brief sidetrip to DC around New Year's. The Technology of Participation (ToP Network) conference will be there the weekend of the 12th, a group-facilitation method I trained in.
We once again are offering a house-trade for our home in community at Berkeley Cohousing: here's a chance to experience California community living for 1-3 weeks. Ours is a 1 bedroom home, and we do have a cat. Our 19-year-old 15-home community is walking distance to the UC Berkeley campus, subway to San Francisco (a commute-hours express bus stops right out front), but we'll throw in a car-and-bike trade if it turns out to be mutually beneficial. There's 3 common meals a week, and some wonderful people there.
We're also be available while we're in town to do an event, training, workshop, visit, conversation or whatever might best support the community, in learning from other cohousing neighborhoods, or working your way out of whatever's making it a challenge to find the right people and site and build a sense of community in 2013.
Meet other local people who live in, or are interested in creating, intentional communities, including collectives, co-housing and cooperatives. Interested in both urban and rural initiatives for becoming more self-sufficient in key areas of energy, food, housing, transportation, education, organization and governance.