Just wanted make my first posting regarding what I think to be an important step: what is the name for this project?
Naming something gives it reality and makes conversation easier. By giving this intentional living project a name, we cement the idea more in our minds. We also sidestep the problem of calling it “the commune” or “the homestead” which is much less specific and personal. I know that Pickle Jar or similiar sounding derivatives have been tossed about but I am personally against this idea. 1) its not fair/means nothing to others who would join the community and 2) already has associations with our apartment.
Even if we didn’t want to come up with a permanent name right now, a temporary one is useful. Like Project: First Blood.
Think about it.