Here's an extended version of the list of questions on my main community page.
- Guest Ops
- Do you let housemates rent out their rooms on Airbnb when they're traveling?
- Would this actually be better if we were a village of 100-150? I imagine we'd be more stable, and I feel like we'd have super strong "social gravity", which would enable us to attract brilliant and fascinating people from around the globe.
- How does intimacy scale?
- How do we keep the house introvert-friendly?
- How can we make a community that is supportive of big life transitions, like starting a family?
- How do other houses manage recruiting?
- How do we recruit well?
- What proportion of short-term to long-term housemates is optimal?
- What technologies can help keep logistical details low-friction at scale?
- How might we design spaces for both extremes of the introvert/extravert spectrum?
- What communities have existed in unique spaces (e.g., an old cruise ship), and how has that affected their experience?
- What legal structures enable or inhibit communal arrangements?
- Culture shift
- This lifestyle is fringe, but many would benefit from trying it - how can we normalize and evangelize it?
- How might we increase the supply of communal houses?
- What can/should we stand for and what difference can we make in this world?
- Some communities have a culture that says: "you are enough"; the Archive's culture says "grow into your full potential". Both have advantages and disadvantages. Is it possible for both to exist in the same place?
We would benefit a ton from talking to anyone who's lived anywhere like one of these places. If you have any leads, I'd love an introduction: [email protected].
- ⭐️ Someone on the Berkeley St system of coops
- Someone helping set up Agapolis (ask Ellie for a lead)
- Someone at a kibbutz (a Gramercy friend offered a lead)
- A resident of a very large (50+) rural community
- A resident of a very large (50+) urban community
- The guy setting up the 90 unit home in Oakland
- Ellie from Agape/Agopolis (not transcribed yet)
- Tommy from Manzanita
- Kate Jackson, who's started a few
- Niel Bowerman or housemate from the Lodge, 2212 Parker St, Berkeley
- Travis, from Monks of Funk, about Mission Home (Andrea also recommends Davika or James Birch)