Communal Living

Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

~Norman Macewen ~

 

The way we live has become a drain to us on every single level. To our planet it is hugely wasteful but to ourselves it is incredible isolating which is bad for our mental well-being.

We love inter-generational living – so long as it works for that family. Sadly, a model that was so effective for thousands of years, has become incredibly difficult with family relations breaking down as the media continues to divide us so effectively.

We want to see more people joining together – investors working with rentors, investors teaming up with other investors or rentors teaming up with other rentors. Whatever works for you. Shared bills means less out-goings and more savings – meaning we can work less hours.

If we live with mixed age groups this will also mean that instead of needing childcare or ending up in expensive care homes we can share the load of both.

Growing your own vegetables is one of the most empowering things you can do for your body and mind. By living communally you can both contribute to the garden, cook meals together and always have someone there to chat to.

So long as you are happy to deal with the slight complexities that living together may bring communal living has to be a better way for us tribal creatures to live.