Looking through the eyes of nature

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What else is there besides the amazing pizzas, waffles, dances and beautifully decorated people on Friday night? It may not be visible at nighttime, but every weekday there is plenty of gardening going on in the hills of Tojeiro. A team of greenfingered people is working hard to create better soil for growing nutritious vegetables […]

Hobbit house in the hills

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In the beginning of this year, a group of German Wandergesellen started woofing at Tojeiro. Looking like craftsmen from a centuries ago, wearing beautiful traditional tailored  suits. The tradition of Wandergesellen or Journeymen has existed for over 800 years and today still 600-800 people are practicing it. Wandergesellen or Journeymen are freshly graduated craftsmen in […]

Over the hills and in the valley

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                          over the hills and in the valley ambition is fading whilst wading in ponds of momentalities stimulating highs and leather lows scattered focus dreams unplugged the grinding sound of pebbles under my feet meshing old patterns of habit with waves of desire […]

Hierarchy, power and ideology

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In recent years I’ve been interested in power and how it operates in groups that aim towards a non-hierarchy, non -authoritarian coexistence. From the outset I imagined that achieving this  in community life would be easy, right? Given the fact that people would share this common end it would be a relatively straightforward process towards […]

HippyLife

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One of our long-termers, Maarten, has a background in web development and is using his highly-trained skills to build a new domain whose title explains its its purpose – hippylife.eu. He hopes it will grow into an encyclopedic assortment of articles, videos, ideas and tools to help lead an alternative lifestyle in the age of late-stage […]

The Tyranny of Work & Tojeiro

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Bob Black wrote an essay some years ago (link here) called The Abolition of Work. What a dream, eh? Imagine, if you will, a different world, a world without alarm clocks, commutes, and the discipline of bosses and set hours. Imagine in its place a world where work is play. Where toil becomes pleasure it is […]