With Each Other And For Each Other
A little later we are in a round building made of wood and stone. dozens of tables and benches are lined up next to a large kitchen. In this common dining area everyone is welcome to join for dinner on a daily basis. Eating together is important for the community: it’s cozy and it promotes social interaction among the residents.
The food is mostly homegrown. Between the houses we find a garden with herbs and fruit trees. Further afield is a large vegetable garden, where the community grows all kinds of fruits and vegetables using natural and non-toxic methods. The residents do this collectively, and their cooperation doesn’t stop there. Tasks such as cooking, cleaning, gardening, maintenance and public relations jobs are divided among groups, for which residents can sign up. There is no lack of volunteers: the communal buildings and gardens look very well maintained.