Living in Community

A Look at Twin Oaks in the Context of the Contemporary Communities Movement

“I am a woman living in an egalitarian and intentional community.” In this first- person case study, Syd describes her motives for participating in this village-like communal living situation — a society where she can live out anarchist theory in practice. This comprehensive glimpse of life at Twin Oaks offers insight into direct-democratic decision-making, flexible work options, shared income, and communal property.

Originally published in issue 17.