Twin Oaks Intentional Community: How They Govern Themselves
Categories: Life Stories
This video is about an intentional community in Virginia called Twin Oaks. It is one of the oldest intentional communities in the United States of America. This video discusses how they function as a unit with their shared labour for the community's businesses and how their governance is set up. It is quite thorough, and has been implemented for over 40 years. This kind of information is very valuable and is not discussed openly very often. This is why we have made a video highlighting their structural process. This is just one example of how a community can function.
The purpose of this series is to demonstrate the diversity of ways in which a community may structure itself and function. These videos and blogs are meant to share experiences and ideas from other initiatives order to inspire an idea or structure for those who are working through this process themselves. For those of you who aspire to start a community or are already starting one, there is no need to re-invent the wheel. We must learn from others, especially those that have been around for a while. This series is also meant to show the faces behind this global movement, the personalities of the people involved, so that viewers can see that these are real people, regular people, just like you, who are doing this.