I haven’t been posting much of late, mostly because I have been crunching numbers, intaking new ideas and concepts. In the last month I have realised something , while it is inherently important to me to make this home a safe please for my animals and myself , The idea of sharing this space with other like minded people has become equally important.
My property might be in a less favourable part of town, but it is inherently beautiful with wonderful trees and vast opportunities. My neighbourhood in many ways reflects the global issues we are facing so it is actually the ideal vintage point to prove that change is possible.
If I ( I hope one day we ) succeed into making this place a functioning micro community , it will not only turn this piece of land into an example of a functioning concept, but also become a beckon of hope for this struggling town. Not only could this place become home to people, but we could also actively help the community, by sharing the produce grown here with our struggling neighbours. We could also help make life better for the multitude of stray animals in this neighbourhood , as well as provide help with homework for kids, a safe place to play (playground ) … things like that . If we run out of space and we find the funding we could expand , there is a lot of unstructured property surrounding mine as well as an array of abandoned and deteriorating properties.
We could offer services to the community which they could intern exchange for services of their own. Maybe at some point we could open a small onsite and online school because education is a great platform to implement change.
Right now a lot of people are hurting, they have nowhere to go, or the existing family-structures have failed them. This could be an opportunity to be a different kind of family, a sanctuary for those who have not found their spot yet: or/and a transition gateway for those who want to build similar projects of their own. I am aware that in the end I cannot do this on my own but I am sort of bopping that the magic of “if you build it they will come “ will work here , and that something valuable will come of this.
I am aware that there are things that will need to be , thought out more in detail : that maybe not all people interested will turn out to be compatible , but we will have to just go though the trial and error process. It is definitely better than doing nothing or giving up.
If it works however this place could become a little utopian island in a rocky sea, it could also inspire others that might be in a similar situation like me to do the same. We could incorporate and teach awesome philosophies such as Resourced based economy, sustainable living and renewable energy, holistic medicine ect. The things we invent and create could be placed under creative commons and open source, there is just so much that could be done. I would really like it to come to that 🙂