An idea that hit me this past weekend is that the purpose of Project: First Trimester is less about making a commune and more about creating a place for our commune to go. What I mean by this is that the seeds for an intentional community are already here. There is no reason to wait for the place we hope to inhabit in the future to manifest itself. We can start instituting those policies we want our commune to have today.
I bring this up so that ideas can be shared about those primarily group social habits that we might want to start practicing. Granted, from a personal standpoint, it is hard for me to come up with concrete examples. Obvious habits that stem from living together are already in place – cleaning up after oneself, chore schedules, open communication, etc. Other non-basic habits that I approve and promote are in their infantile stages: weekly sharing of meals, house book club, musical instrumentation, gardening, dinner massives.
So what social events or policies exist in your ideal intentional community? Is it possible to instill these now? Please share!