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Related Projects

(To the totalism.org hackbase)
< RFC >, curated by @dcht00, and open editable !

#Hackbases #nomadbases #free-living #nomadic #nomads #digitalnomad #hackerspaces #camping #collaborative #guerrilla-gardening #green-tech #sustainability #permaculture #hexayurt #yurt #earthships #coliving #residencies #bases #infrastructure


Table of Contents
4.1     * Hackbases
4.2     * Nomadbases
4.3     * TAZ/PAZ (temporary/permanent autonomous zones), Squats, Social Centers
4.4     * Artist / theory residencies
4.5     * Coliving spaces
4.6     * Eco villages
4.7     * Intentional communities
4.8     * Kibutzes, Monasteries, Ashrams, ...
4.9     * Punk houses
4.10     * Freetekno scene
4.11     * Mobile nomadic groups
4.12     * Temporary camps
5.1     Totalism Hackbase [Lanzarote, Canary Islands]
5.2     PAF ("Performing Arts Forum") [St Erme, France]
5.3     Calafou [Vallbona d´Anoia, near Barcelona, Spain]
5.4     Tokyo Hacker Farm
5.5     Infinity Hackbase ("Ghoomakad") [Dharamshala, India]
5.6     Apollo-NG [Mobile hackbase, based in Germany]
5.7     Factor e Farm / Open Source Ecology [Missouri, USA]
5.8     Sailing the Farm [Norway + sailboat]
5.9     Kuckucksmühle ("KuM") [100km NW of Berlin/DE]
5.10     ResidenceSEA [Crete, Greece]
5.11     Alg-A Lab [Valladares, Spain]
5.12     Firefly Hackerspace [Wyoming, USA]
5.13     MS Stubnitz [ship currently docked in Hamburg/DE]
5.14     Project Kamp [Portugal, 2021→]
5.15     Lakabe village [Lakabe, Spain]
5.16     Bought Island, via Tynan [Nova Scotia, Canada]
5.17     Tamera [Portugal]
5.18     tocadocoelho [Portugal]
5.19     Rainbow Mansion [Silicon Valley, USA]
5.20     Marinaleda [Andalusia, Spain]
5.21     Boodaville [Mallorca, Spain]
5.22     Omni Commons [Oakland, California, USA]
5.23     S14 [Antwerp, Belgium]
5.24     Can Masdeu [near Barcelona, Spain]
5.25     Kanthaus [Wurzen - near Leipzig, Germany]
5.26     Traumschule Riebau [Altmark, Germany]
5.27     Synergie Hub + Décentrale [Mont-Soleil, Switzerland]
5.28     Eotopia [Saône-et-Loire, France]
5.29     Aurora community [Romania]
5.30     Nomadic Village [mobile tribe in Europe]
5.31     Ecoaldea [Cabeceiras de Basto , Portugal]
5.32     The Internet Farm [Dahmetal, Germany]
5.33     Les Moulins de Paillard [Poncé-sur-le-Loir, France]
5.34     Verbeke Foundation [Kemzeke, Belgium]
5.35     Openorbi [~ Soria, Spain]
6.1     "CityDAO" [Wyoming, USA]
6.2     Arcology Builders [Michigan/Arizona, USA]
6.3     No Mad Island [Isla Tesoro, Panama]
6.4     Earth SkyLab [Portugal?]
6.5     Reddit Island
6.6     The RBE10K Project
6.7     ProtoTribal [Arizona, USA]
6.8     Digital Nomad Eco-Village
6.9     Antwerp Collective
6.10     UnSystem "Opensource City"
6.11     Venus Project
6.12     Kraftwerk1 [Zurich, Switzerland]
6.13     Genesis.Re
6.14     Colectivo CeiloTierra [Andalusia, Spain]
7.1     Unmonastery [?!]
7.2     yunity Wupphouse [Erlangen, Germany]
7.3     Hacker Halfway House [NYC, USA]
7.4     Casa Robino [Amsterdam]
7.5     Banana Berlin
7.6     Emerging Leader Labs [NY, USA]
7.7     Kovalam Ezhuthu Kalari / KEK [India]
7.8     Building Man [UK?]
7.9     Nomadbase Lisbon [Portugal]
7.10     Nomadbase.Eu [Borislavtsi, Bolgaria]
7.11     Project Nomadland.org [south Spain?]
7.12     Reset Society [Malaga, Spain]
8.1     The Mietshäuser Syndikat [Germany, ~100 projects]
8.2     Ecohackerfarm [Germany, ~2 projects]
8.3     Freiräume foundation [Germany, ??? projects]
8.4     Federation of Egalitarian Communities
8.5     One Community Global
8.6     Places and Artists Network
9.1     N55 art collective [Copenhagen/DK]
9.2     ID22: Institute for Creative Sustainability [Berlin/DE]
9.3     Makrolab, by Marko Peljhan [Ljubljana/SLO]
9.4     Engineering for change (E4C) [online]
11 *** NEW !
11.2 ~ GENERAL


via original post (anonymous author) on Diaspora:

    /"It seems like the whole nomadic inventor movement is taking off. For a long time now, creative people without profit motives haven't had the easiest time getting their ideas out there. That's all changing though. Here are a few places where a person could go, camp, meet like minds, and develop their ideas, all in open source, extremely low cost to money free environments. The camps have specific projects that they hope will benefit humanity and are also open to new open source projects and ideas. If any of you are or know someone creative that wants to learn to thrive off grid and make the world a better place by doing so, please share this post with them. :)"/

Last updates:
    * 2015-03-15 first stub
    * 2015-09-06 ping
    * 2015-10-29 merged in
    * 2015-11-13 touch
    * 2017-10 (a lot)

Missing resources / TODO / link up:
    * the list +James.Lewis made during Banana times
    * matthias's nomadbase & eco village trip/study site
    * david's fragmented notes
    * this document should soon be partially auto-generated from 🔗maps
    * [...]

Also see:
    * Hackbase Architecture Facebook group
    * 🔗hacking-housing: Urbanism Law vs New lifestyle approaches]
    * 🔗intersub: Systematic approach on how to operate with other groups/institutions/individuals, in the context of a common struggle, beyond arbitrary / whimsical relations
    * 🔗networks: *Online* channels, discussion groups, lists, circles, communities, networks, forums, ...


    → 🔗hackbases

    * http://wiki.hackerspaces.org/Hackbases:
        hackbases are live-in hackerspaces, like residencies for hackers and people interested in technology (but also other things!)
    * http://sharewiki.org/en/Nomadbase:
        "A nomad base is a shared living space where all inhabitants can feel like hosts or in other words: 'at home'."
    * http://nomadwiki.org/en/Nomad_Bases :
        "A nomadbase is a communal living space, whose main purpose is to give long-term travellers the opportunity to have a place they can call home for free and without long-term obligations, where they come to (and leave) whenever and as often as they want. It is a place where they are not guests, but flatmates, no matter how long they stay."
    * http://www.shareable.net/blog/every-guest-a-host-inside-a-nomad-base
    * https://www.deskmag.com/en/coworking-city-country-profiles/ouishare-fest-experiment-coworking-coliving-hackerspace-towards-new-lifestyles-beyond-the-border-lif :
        original link http://www.deskmag.com/en/OuiShare-Fest-experiment-coworking-coliving-hackerspace-towards-new-lifestyles-beyond-the-border-lif :
        UPDATED 2021-05-18
    * http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2014/12/07/tech-jobs-off-the-grid_n_6266578.html
    * [...]


More hacker related:
    * http://wiki.hackerspaces.org/Hackbases:
        Curated list of hackbases
    * Hackerspaces.org residencies:
        (auto-generated on hackerspaces.org wiki)
    * HackerCouch:
        * "Pledge your couch to hackers! Fork this repository and put in your couch and/or travel info."
        * http://hackercouch.com/ (New! October 2015)
        * http://github.com/jancborchardt/hackercouch
    * 🔗maps:
        London, Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, Brussels, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Ljubljana, ...
    * https://sindominio.net/hacklabs/index_es.html

A lists of lists:
    * "Nomad bases - shared hospitality map"
    * Nomadwiki:
    * http://ic.org:
        big intentional communities listing, mostly USA
    * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intentional_communities
    * http://ecobasa.org/en/communities/ :
        European Communities (gift economy)
    * GEN ecovillage network (big worldwide list of eco-villages):
        https://ecovillage.org/projects/map/ (worldwide map / list)
    * http://freeculturalspaces.net/the-web-of-hubs/:
        newfound 2017-10
    * http://wikitown.wiki/Links_%26_Affiliations
    * http://web.archive.org/web/20140307113459/http://bwcd.vdcn.org/doku.php/links/similar_projects
        archive of similar projects to "BWCD". pretty good overview.
    * http://dsrp.eu/ + http://decentralize.hackpad.com/Iternary-2016-gfjSSjeTTj3
    * Big map of permaculture projects in EU:
    * https://numundo.org/
        Global map of ecovillages, intentional communities, permaculture farms, social projects, and retreat centers.
        "AirBNB for transformational experiences"
    * http://nomadsmagazine.org/?page_id=950
    * http://wikitown.cc/index.php/Networking (down)
    * http://ecodorpennetwerk.nl/kaart-alle/ :
        Dutch eco-villages
    * http://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=zCUrDZ_sv7Fw.k9HCrqv3hIVA&hl=fr :
        French map
    * http://gen.miraheze.org/wiki/Links_Resources:
        genesis.re similar projects (Tech focus)
    * http://village.creativechoice.org/map/ :
        "On this map we are sharing locations that could be interesting for groups creating a sustainable village."
        (Spain, Portugal)
    * sharing.isgiving.com community map:
        * Complete overview of Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium; also other EU
        * http://sharing.isgiving.com/ (the map)
        * http://www.souls.life/community-map-from-www-sharing-isgiving-com/ (alternative link)
        * new entries
        *'Spare Place' map of British arts and co-work spaces: 
        * Awesome Digitalnomads list
    * http://github.com/kevit/awesome-digitalnomads
    * https://wiki.techinc.nl/Hackers_tribes :
        full resource <becha [!]
        also https://wiki.techinc.nl/Hacker_in_residence [!]
    * http://alexandros.is/initiatives/ :
        (three initiatives related in many ways to everything listed here)
    * ###

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(Note typologies are rough & especially progressive spaces will always be several at the same time but none really.)
### #totag ...... [!!]

    * Hackbases
    (e.g. CHT, KuM)
    (see List of hackbases)

    * Nomadbases
    See http://nomadwiki.org/en/Nomadbase

    * TAZ/PAZ (temporary/permanent autonomous zones), Squats, Social Centers
    (e.g. Grow Heathrow, Calafou)

    * Artist / theory residencies
    (e.g. PAF, Verbeke)

    * Coliving spaces
    (e.g. Rainbow Mansion)

    * Eco villages
    (e.g. Tamera, Boodaville)

    * Intentional communities

    * Kibutzes, Monasteries, Ashrams, ...

    * Punk houses

    * Freetekno scene
    (nomadic self-organised A/V groups organising temporary party autonomous zones)
    (see: Free parties, Teknivals, Freetekno)

    * Mobile nomadic groups
    → 🔗hackbase-type4, 🔗hacker-vans
    (e.g. CHT Season 6→, Apollo NG)

    * Temporary camps
    (e.g. hacker camps, protest camps, ...)


    Totalism Hackbase [Lanzarote, Canary Islands]

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdN-dBSXEAEvfCw.jpg:large https://wiki.hackerspaces.org/images/thumb/9/95/Cht1_lounge.jpg/480px-Cht1_lounge.jpg

http://totalism.org/ (hosting this overview)
    * "a tactical, post-capitalism platform researching and building Hackbases (coliving hackerspaces), since 2011"
    * "This hackbase is an infrastructure project designing and deploying a free living habitat."
    * "Hackbases are live-in hackerspaces, the critically missing infrastructure to enable full-time vanguard technologist lifestyles. [...] hackers are subsumed by the life logic of current advanced capitalist societies [...] hackers with normal day jobs are powering a bullshit neoliberal political reality, which is destroying the pillars of dignified public life [...] These problems are as insufficiently addressed, and structurally cannot be solved by big corporate, startup, non-governmental or academic organisations, as well as by current hackerspaces."
    * importance of infrastructure over community, research in off-grid infrastructure, management cybernetics & knowledge technologies, ...
    * building a studio residence for recording bands
    * free camping in transition period (2015) while choosing and buying rural land
    * next camp: see 🔗planning

    PAF ("Performing Arts Forum") [St Erme, France]
PAF is based in St Erme, 150km north-east of Paris, France, between Reims and Laon. PAF (=PerformingArtsForum) is a place for the professional and not-yet professional practitioners and activists in the field of performing arts, visual art, literature, music, new media and internet, theory and cultural production, and scientists who seek to research and determine their own conditions of work. PAF is for people who can motorize their own artistic production and knowledge production not only responding to the opportunities given by the institutional market. Initiated and run by artists, theoreticians and practitioners themselves, PAF is a user-created, user-innovative informal institution. Neither a production-house and venue, nor a research-center, it is a platform for everyone who wants to expand possibilities and interests in his/her own working practice.

    Calafou [Vallbona d´Anoia, near Barcelona, Spain]
a part of Cooperativa Integral Catalana (CIC) initiative
    * http://www.furnessphotography.com/blog/on-the-road-welcome-to-calafou
    * 30c3 congress presentation video.
    * http://uk.businessinsider.com/crypto-anarchists-are-flocking-to-a-bitcoin-hacklab-in-spain-2014-11
    * Interesting part "XCTIT":
        https://cooperativa.cat/oficina-xctit/ (in Catalan).
        Their site at "http://xctit.cooperativa.cat/" is down, as of 2020/08.

    Tokyo Hacker Farm
"Hackerfarm is a place and its people, too. The place is located in rural Japan, about two hours east of Tokyo on the Boso peninsula.  It’s a cluster of buildings, a lot of shared tools, and a beautiful country setting. The people are a collection of Japanese and foreign tech hackers who’ve escaped from city life. We’re working together on projects, making life richer for ourselves and for the community who have adopted us."

    Infinity Hackbase ("Ghoomakad") [Dharamshala, India]
Ties to:
    * hillhacks @ http://twitter.com/hillhacks
    * hackbeach @ http://twitter.com/hackbeach

    Apollo-NG [Mobile hackbase, based in Germany]
"Apollo-NG is a mobile, self-sustainable, independent and highly-experimental Hackbase, focused on research, development and usage of next-generation  open technology while visiting places without a resident, local Hackerspace and offering other Hackers the opportunity to work together on exciting projects and to share fun, food, tools & resources, knowledge, experience and inspiration."
Status: In development by +chrono

    Factor e Farm / Open Source Ecology [Missouri, USA]
A hackbase by OSE people, for working on that project.
"Factor e Farm is a 30 acre parcel of land 1 hour away from the Kansas City International Airport in Missouri. In 2004, Open Source Ecology purchased this land - a blank slate that was a soybean field. Since then, we have been busy building infrastructure, using as much open source, libre processes and hardware as possible. [...] Factor e Farm is an experiment on many levels: natural ecology, industrial production, experimental research and development, immersion education, and a transformative lifestyle. Factor e Farm combines a lifestyle immersion in the world of open source hardware, and a goal of creating the open source economy. We are experimenting with what it would look like if a small group of people were able to achieve a full resilient lifestyle, by tapping solar power (direct and indirect) and appropriate industrial technology - to master infrastructure maintenance at no more than a few hours per year - to attain raw industrial productivity with appropriate, heirloom and modern technology - to ascertain production of food, housing, energy, and technology from local feedstocks. This implies significant technology, productivity and efficiency levels - essentially removing waste from the unstable model of centralized industrial production, and converting to a more congruent and ethical open source economy."
    * http://vimeo.com/63937786
    * http://youtu.be/nr2xJbD49lo
    * www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-11-01/the-post-apocalypse-survival-machine-nerd-farm

    Sailing the Farm [Norway + sailboat]
They just built a boat.
"Interested in self-sufficiency? Want to help build a community? Love the sea? Our collective, on an organic farm a few hours north of Oslo, is for anyone who wants to learn and work hard. We grow food, boats and ideas, so if you have a knowledge or interest in permaculture, farming, boat building, or sailing, come and help us create a home that is sustainable both on land AND out at sea!"

    Kuckucksmühle ("KuM") [100km NW of Berlin/DE]
Kuckucksmühle combines a hackbase and a self sustainable ecological community living. They settled in an centuries old water mill and its surrounding buildings in Germany (north Brandenburg, between Berlin and Hamburg).: http://wiki.ecohackerfarm.org/kuckucksmuehle:start
It is one of the projects under EcoHackerFarm: http://ecohackerfarm.org
(Association Documents)

    ResidenceSEA [Crete, Greece]
"""Sensing your Environment through Art – is a residence for artists, organized by artists, which aims to bring artists and researchers to Heraklion, to  dive into a creative and collaborative process with the environment and the community. ResidenceSEA aims to be a place for artists, researches, hackers and all creative people of the community to collaborate and exchange ideas, to experiment and create hybrid art works between art, science and technology.
We provide a studio/loft to live and work, opportunities for collaboration, assistance to document your process and project and a venue for presentations, happening, workshop and exhibitions.  The space of ResidenceSEA is the ground floor of an old taverna on the beach of Heraklion just 10 meters from the wave line(see Space)."""

    Alg-A Lab [Valladares, Spain]
A cultural experimental lab underway since 2008. The property of 3000m2 is under a 10 year assignment. The aim is to offer the Alg-Lab as a remedy available to a distributed network of different people, communities and agencies (primarily related to art, free technology, to architecture, education and permaculture) interested in space for use and cooperative management. Meanwhile try to experiment and learn different ways of self-management and collaborative organisation, inspired by the dynamic spread of free culture and in P2P networks. Stay + board possible.
(hackerspace / hackerbase)

    Firefly Hackerspace [Wyoming, USA]
"An open community work space and education center with the resources to provide education and creative outlets for anyone who wants to learn. We are not yet fully open to the public"
A hackerspace + "We have a few full timers here and are making room for more as we speak!". A hackbase!

    MS Stubnitz [ship currently docked in Hamburg/DE]
MS Stubnitz is an 80 metre, 1960's ship transformed into a cultural and culture documentation platform. It hosts a regular ~10 person crew who can live and work there, and is able to accept new crew on a personal agreement basis. Crew consists of cultural programme organisers and event producers, audio/video engineers, technical staff to keep the boat running, a chef, and other people helping to sustain the organism. Currently it's based in Hafencity, Hamburg (Germany), holds regular self-organised culture programme.
Docked in Hamburg, Germany, at least until 2017.

    Project Kamp [Portugal, 2021→]


2018/5 intro video:
    "I want to reduce my footprint" (35k views)
    "i think there are better options than our capitalistic way"
    (Thomas More's Utopia-style illustrated sketch)

Very nice with easy "step by step" documentation & especially well-done design & videos.
They're great communicators and good builders.
Also seem to have easy access to capital, like for example here:

Status 2022/03: Not open for "visitors" but can come "join"
At the moment we are not open for visitors yet. It takes us a lot of time to show people around but we still have a lot of work to do first. Maybe next season. If you want to come and help you can always have a look on the support page to see if there are open tasks. [...] We don't have a list or anything to join and live in Project Kamp. We see this happening as an organic process. You come to help our first, see the land, see if you like the place. And if all good from both sides you gradually get involved more.

    Lakabe village [Lakabe, Spain]
That 30+years Spanish eco-village that everybody keeps linking :)

    Bought Island, via Tynan [Nova Scotia, Canada]
http://tynan.com/island + http://tynan.com/island2 + http://hackthesystem.com/blog/why-we-bought-an-island/ + http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6395148
"It’s in Nova Scotia, Canada (eastern edge of Canada), easily accessible by air or car."
    "the closest I've seen [to No Mad Island], although it's certainly smaller scale"

    Tamera [Portugal]
"A group which started in the 1960's, permanently located in S.Portugal since 1995. ~250 people living on 335 acres. Strong focus on creating world-peace through free-love and peace between the genders."

    tocadocoelho [Portugal]
last update in 2015

    Rainbow Mansion [Silicon Valley, USA]
"a 5,000 square foot commune of people who strive to change the world"
"Occasionally we have openings for new residents. Come join a passionate, fun, and socially conscious community of makers, thinkers, and friends"

    Marinaleda [Andalusia, Spain]
    * "Today, Marinaleda is a place where the farms and the processing plants are collectively owned and provide work for everyone who wants it. A mortgage is €15 per month, sport is played in a stadium emblazoned with a huge mural of Che Guevara, and there are monthly 'Red Sundays' when everyone works together to clean up the neighbourhood. Leading this revolution is the village mayor, Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, who in 2012 became a household name in Spain after heading raids on local supermarkets to feed the Andalusian unemployed."
    * "Marinaleda is a small and remote village of Andalusia, one of the poorest regions in Spain. The town, with a population of 2,700 citizens, has a unique political and economic system of a strong socialist nature. As a result Marinaleda has virtually full employment in Andalusia, a region where the unemployment rate is more than 36%.  The wage is equal for all workers, they earn 47 euro a day for six and a half hours of work. Moreover, the land is communal property."

    Boodaville [Mallorca, Spain]
"1.5 hectares of olive terraces and two piney hillsides at the bottom of the Vall Rovira, Matarranya, Spain. one ruin, no mains water, not much electricity"
"The project will be split into four, with a family, or couple, or individual each taking on a quarter share in the project. Most of these people will live at Boodaville full time, but anyone who doesn’t will be there at least 3 months of the year and be seriously committed to taking the project forward. There will be a small group of long-term volunteers in addition to the permanent residents, and the members of the community (who must share the aims of the project) will collaborate to host regular courses and events to ensure the project is economically sustainable."

    Omni Commons [Oakland, California, USA]
"A collective space to share and commune in Oakland, California."
Currently buying the building they're renting.

    S14 [Antwerp, Belgium]
"A bourgeois house with inhabitants, visitors and lodgers, which hosts a hackbase on the ground floor + mediacave with a online radio studio, 2 beds, library + archive of bolwerk."

    Can Masdeu [near Barcelona, Spain]
"The valley of Can Masdeu is a network of projects that resists, at the rhythm of the seasons, the voracity of a city without limits. It is a creative act of disobedience to the world of money, smoke, noise and speed. A proposal for collective cooperation and coexistence between generations, at the foot of Collserola and with roots in Nou Barris.
The valley comprises 35 hectares of land classified as ‘equipamientos’, part of the Collserola Natural Park and is owned by the Hospital de Sant Pau. However, from the point of view of use, the active custodianship of this suburban territory is exercised by the collectives that have reclaimed this as an agricultural and social space since 2001. This network mobilizes hundreds of people, all linked to one of the five projects of the valley, and remains viscerally convinced that the land belongs to the those that work it."

    Kanthaus [Wurzen - near Leipzig, Germany]

"[...] The project house and housing project Kanthaus, located at Kantstraße 20 and 22 in Wurzen, exists since Summer 2017. Conscious and effective use of resources is the topic we chose for ourselves and foodsharing is what brought us all together. The faces you encounter at Kanthaus can vary because we are part of a big network of ecological and social people from Germany and beyond. Normally there are around 10 people present at Kanthaus; when we hold events it can be way more but it's seldomly less. [...]"

    Traumschule Riebau [Altmark, Germany]
Traumschule is located in the area of Altmark, Germany. It is dedicated to the Freiräume foundation as an open space and platform for actions. It is one spot in a wider network  of nomadbases promoting the concept of free learning, self-organized skillsharing and DIY projects. It is located in the area of in. 
The place contains a former NVA military building with workshops, a historical train station and 4 hectare with some permaculture and fruit trees.

    Synergie Hub + Décentrale [Mont-Soleil, Switzerland]
The Synergiehub is an open network that invites you to participate in projects for fair economy, grassroots governance, free education and citizen journalism. The projects include activities in the domains of agriculture, housing, health and technology. We strive to co-create a future that embraces Permaculture principles in all aspects of life. Wherever you are, at home or on the road, you are where you need to, to be involved. We work glocally around the world and from the Décentrale, an old art-nouveau villa that you can come and stay at and make your part-time home.
The Décentrale property on Mont-Soleil, Switzerland is the home of no one and the part-time home of many. It is an open space used by many projects that are self-organised through the Synergiehub. The property is owned by the non-profit Permavillages association, administered by the Coopérative Décentrale and is itself self-organised through the Synergiehub as well.
At the heart of the one hectare property, an old art-nouveau villa houses up to 16 people and provides workshop rooms, the kitchen and social living space. The surrounding park offers additional shelter in the form of tiny houses, caravan, tipi and yurt. The mix of park trees, open meadows and forest provide a good opportunity to develop an edible forest garden.

    Eotopia [Saône-et-Loire, France]
Web: http://www.eotopia.org/ Vegan gift-economy eco village

    Aurora community [Romania]
"May all the particles of the Universe, even the darkest spots, be permeated by Love. 
May the Light shine on this Planet through the quiet mind and pure hearts of Man and may the Divine Plan be restored on Earth. "

    Nomadic Village [mobile tribe in Europe]
  http://nomadic.cd (Yearly 2-week gathering, different EU places)
Artists on the road
"Artists, researchers, activists, hackers, those who intentionally displace themselves to seek encounters that not only influence their work but form it; those who work without borders and constantly respond to situations, places and people along their journey, those who have an autonomous working and living mobile setup 
Since 2009 the Nomadic Village has been a 2 weeks annual settlement of Artists on the road. The nomadic artists’ mobile homes/ateliers form the structure of the Village around On The Road Productions’ Steyr-Ikarus bus, which acts as its townhall. In this autonomous enviroment participants can freely experiment with new ways of working; it stimulates creativity and exchange, and attracts local people to observe and participate in the process." 

    Ecoaldea [Cabeceiras de Basto , Portugal]
vegetarian ecovillage

    The Internet Farm [Dahmetal, Germany]
(80km south of Berlin)
Co-working & Co-living space for people interested in sustainability. Started sept 2017.
Creating a community aimed at self-sustainability, bio-diversity and unlearning. Have animals (eco) to produce milk & eggs & woll. 
There is also an old water mill (still working) and several buildings. 
Welcoming volunteers too.
contact: Kim@theinternetfarm.org

    Les Moulins de Paillard [Poncé-sur-le-Loir, France]
(200km SW of Paris)
Contemporary Art Center and Artists Residencies
" Les Moulins de Paillard is an alternative space founded by artists to support projects in all fields of contemporary art. The main missions of the association are production, exposition and diffusion of works of contemporary art, both fine and performing. Our aim is to forward current cultural issues and interests while exchanging with and promoting the French rural or regional communities of the Sarthe, the Loire and Cher and the Indre and Loire."

    Verbeke Foundation [Kemzeke, Belgium]
A live-in residency, people work and live together for a working period (e.g. 3 months up to some years) in which they get sleeping accomodation, food and work- + exhibition space in return for helping sustaining the (open air) museum and workshops. 

    Openorbi [~ Soria, Spain]
NE of Madrid
Started 2020. Built 2 geodesic domes, want to organize journeys & have people live outside of the cities.
#coworking #coliving (but not only "digital nomads"!)

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<---------------------------- (new) PLANNING ↓
(on top, as new additions demand more attention in principle)

    "CityDAO" [Wyoming, USA]

CityDAO is an experiment that pitches itself as "building a city on the Ethereum blockchain." CityDAO is offering a basic form of citizenship through the purchase of one of 10,000 NFTs for .25 ETH (~$1000) that also confers access to a Discord, voting rights, and the ability to settle land after the "First & Founding Citizens." 
In September, for example, DAO members were selecting a parcel of land to buy in Wyoming that was under $150,000, between 5 and 100 acres, and "minimal regulations to maximize freedom." They settled on two parcels that had easy road access, were relatively large at 35 acres, and would allow for a variety of "use cases" such as "mobile homes, RV parking, camping, hunting." They did not, however, have any water on site nor did either parcel allow for more than three permanent housing properties.
One post brings out an annual precipitation map, highlighting that without water on site things will be hard as it rains 6 to 10 inches a year on site. "Ever hear of a city without water?" the commenter asks. It was only at this point that it seems access to water was more seriously considered.
Eh... Lol
#antilibertarian #anticrypto

    Arcology Builders [Michigan/Arizona, USA]

We are a cooperative investment and land stewardship project that develops sustainable community housing that remains permanently affordable.
We have a 4-person community home in Wayne County, Michigan (Detroit Arcology) and are developing 40 aces in Navajo County in eastern Arizona (Snowflake Arcology). 
Arcology Builders is named after Paolo Soleri's concept of arcology, an integration of architecture and ecology that reimagines future urban environments to be dense, walkable, low-energy, and co-existing with nature.
In contrast and complementing this original approach, we seek to regenerate and renovate big urban buildings where they exist, especially in cities that go through cyclical economic declines and where there is a need for permanently affordable housing.

    No Mad Island [Isla Tesoro, Panama]
    Buying an island
    Since late 2017: accepting shares (looking for 500 people)
    * http://nomadisland.info/
    * Isla Majagual ... (what happened to this?)

    Earth SkyLab [Portugal?]
Organising camps ?

    Reddit Island
"The Reddit Island Project is dedicated to creating an affordable, sustainable, and self-sufficient modern island community by leveraging the financial resources, individual skills, state-of-the-art technology and entrepreneurial investment provided by the inhabitants. Reddit Island will strive to build this new city through residential and commercial real estate, eco-tourism, free market enterprise and by promoting the values of collaboration, volunteerism and mutual respect for all who seek to call Reddit Island their home."

    The RBE10K Project
"RBE10K (R.B.E. ten thousand) is a minimalist (simple living) or eco-communalist project seeking to implement a model experimental Resource-Based Economic Model (RBEM) system. The experiment is being designed and planned mainly through the project's Wiki (http://en.rbem.org/wiki/RBE10K), and supported by other tools like this Facebook page, TZM Network, VK, Bettermeans, Libreplan, and others. The project initiated on 1st January 2013, and is intended to finalise by December 2014 (two years), and implement the two-year-long experimental community beginning on January 2015"

    ProtoTribal [Arizona, USA]
http://CampExist.org now http://www.prototribal.org/
ProtoTribal is a non-profit, decentralized, collaborative project with the goal of developing and spreading ideas that will allow us to thrive sustainably, off grid, outside of civilization.
We’re working on fun, low cost, DIY green tech projects to provide shelter, transportation, water, power, and communication and will be hosting and appearing at festivals and workshops soon!
This site is in development.  If you’re hungry for more info, check back regularly as we’ll be adding content regularly!

    Digital Nomad Eco-Village
"This group is to facilitate the discussion and creation of the Digital Nomad Eco-Village to be based in the south of Spain.  We are looking at crowd-funding land and property for the digital nomad eco-village - possibly in partnership with an existing eco-village.  The place will act as a refuge for digital nomads, startups, artists, world-changers, mavericks and unemployables escaping corporate capture of the modern world and seeking new systems/alternatives of living. -100% Renewable Energy -Sustainable Organic Agriculture -Gift Economy/ Resource Based Economy  -Automation -Open Source  -Abundance Generation for All "

    Antwerp Collective

    UnSystem "Opensource City"
Cryptocurrencies, etc.

    Venus Project
"The Venus Project proposes an alternative vision of what the future can be if we apply what we already know in order to achieve a sustainable new world civilization. It calls for a straightforward redesign of our culture in which the age-old inadequacies of war, poverty, hunger, debt and unnecessary human suffering are viewed not only as avoidable, but as totally unacceptable."

    Kraftwerk1 [Zurich, Switzerland]
Kraftwerk1 is a cooperative and grassroots housing and workspace project with three settlements located in and around Zurich. It started as an experiment in the real estate crisis of the 1990s, departing from the vision of a worldwide movement of appropriation of former industrial areas, toward shaping “a new civilisation beyond work.” Kraftwerk1 became a collective, self-organized, environmentally and economically sustainable urban alternative, within a mix of residential, social and commercial spaces. [...] Through the process of development and (daily) living, Kraftwerk1 contributes to the renaissance of the traditional cooperative movement in Zurich. Its members developed environmental standards, operational concepts, and collaborative activities in dialogue among themselves and the elected cooperative bodies
    * connections to work of p.m. and "bolo'bolo"?
    * connections to o500?
    http://kraftwerk1.ch/ [german]


    Colectivo CeiloTierra [Andalusia, Spain]
 Greetings! We are a diasporic team of technologists, permaculturists, entrepeneurs and community developers;
(an exceptional blend of cynics, healers, programmers and business angels!)  
Simply, we are folks wishing to live and work cooperatively towards sustainable acquisions, restorative farming operations, collective regenerative landscape management and afforestion across the wider Andalusia region of southern Spain.
"Collaboration lies at the heart of productivity and innovation, especially when teams are spread across different locations."



    Unmonastery [?!]
    as of at least September 2017 all places are either suggested or inactive
    actually, any implication that this project is functional (or ever was) is BS
"The unMonastery is a social clinic for the future. It is a place-based social innovation is aimed at addressing the interlinked needs of empty space, unemployment and depleting social services by embedding committed, skilled individuals within communities that could benefit from their presence"
    * http://unmonastery.org/
    * http://edgeryders.eu/en/unmonastery
    * selectively open to public (calls to participation + selection process)
    * Matera, Italy not active in late 2015 (?)
    * Athens, Greece coliving group running (late 2015)
    * Status update article from 2015-11-16: http://medium.com/@unmonastery/unmonastery-the-year-ahead-2f082b000a7a
    * "Unmonastery BIOS" (unreleased) and Code/Uncode book
    * They've distilled a kind of code of conduct inspired by monastary life: "Book of mistakes"

    yunity Wupphouse [Erlangen, Germany]
UPDATE : Whole project is dead
yunity defines itself as "a multi-saving and sharing project - food, items, skills, transport, spaces... "
atm in a old, partly burned down trainstation near Leipzig and trying to repair it. Discussing about suspending the project because of the high damage
current yunity projects: http://project.yunity.org/#projects and Wiki: http://yunity.atlassian.net/wiki
project updates: http://yunity.org/en/heartbeat

    Hacker Halfway House [NYC, USA]
(slides describe) "Disaster of coliving" / "a hackerspace people actually lived in" ~2004 ?
slides (in Flash?) stored here, also pictured in this 21c3 presentation

    Casa Robino [Amsterdam]
a nomadbase, 2008-2012

    Banana Berlin
Private; mostly "hackers"
Status: ?

    Emerging Leader Labs [NY, USA]

    Kovalam Ezhuthu Kalari / KEK [India]
New Hackbase <sva 

    Nomadbase Lisbon [Portugal]
Temporary December 2015 - January 2016

    Nomadbase.Eu [Borislavtsi, Bolgaria]
Nomadic people seek new pastures, new lands and new futures.
Here at the NomadBase, you can set roots for a short time to unwind, commune and learn. 
A fresh initiative to create the change we would like to see in the world. 
    * http://nomadbase.eu
    * http://www.facebook.com/nomadskabaza (FB)
    * http://www.facebook.com/groups/1674584162772471/ (FB group)
Since November 2015.
Update: all pages down.

    Project Nomadland.org [south Spain?]
Update 2020: all pages down.

    Reset Society [Malaga, Spain]
   a technology focused initiative to build an economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible community in a small town. http://www.resetsociety.com
Update 2021: domain down.

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    The Mietshäuser Syndikat [Germany, ~100 projects]
"Apartment-house syndicate". Some sort of a mutualist co-op?
    * provides advice to self-organized house projects interested in the Syndikat’s model
    * invests in projects so that they can be taken off the real estate market
    * helps with its know-how in the area of project financing
    * initiates new projects
Projects + map:

    Ecohackerfarm [Germany, ~2 projects]
Ecohackerfarm is an organisation to collect tools, methods and provide help for creating an ecological self sustainable hackbase (defined by their ideals: http://wiki.ecohackerfarm.org/ideals ).

    *  http://wiki.ecohackerfarm.org
    *  http://ecohackerfarm.org

    Freiräume foundation [Germany, ??? projects]
Stiftung Freiräume promotes the idea of open spaces dedicated to political organizing without formal hierarchies, preset rules or laws and.

    Federation of Egalitarian Communities
   "The FEC is a union of Egalitarian Communities which have joined together in our common struggle to create a lifestyle based on Equality, Cooperation, and Harmony with the Earth." 

    One Community Global
Development of open source tools

    Places and Artists Network
PAN Forum is a network of artists and art residencies working toward Self Reliance, people and places who develop their own means of basic sustenance and their own conditions for work 

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Also check out the 🔗postuni systematic.

    N55 art collective [Copenhagen/DK]
"N55 is a Copenhagen-based Scandinavian art collective which was founded in 1994. They work with art and everyday life. Over the years, N55 have achieved international recognition for their projects. All of N55's work is freely accessible; their books, manuals and images can be seen online and are not copyrighted."

    * developing modular cargo bikes and trikes and has designed rolling modules that create temporary useable spaces and shelters in unused places.
    * also have a list of properties around the world that nomads can use freely to camp on and maybe even set up hackbases on as well: here!
    * Manuals !!!

    ID22: Institute for Creative Sustainability [Berlin/DE]
"a multidisciplinary, non-profit organization based in the urban lab we know as Berlin. A focus is on the theory and practice of creative sustainability, emphasizing self-organization and local urban initiatives. The Institute coordinates educational services, networking events and publications exploring CoHousing in the context a post-growth, democratic urban development."

    Makrolab, by Marko Peljhan [Ljubljana/SLO]
"Makrolab is an autonomous communications, research and living unit and space, capable of sustaining concentrated work of 4 people in isolation/insulation conditions for up to 120 days. The project started in 1994 and was first realised during an art exhbition, documenta X in Kassel in 1997. [...] Makrolab has a projected life span of 10 years. The project has ended its active life in 2007."

    * http://www.makery.info/en/2017/07/25/marko-peljhan-lutopie-materialisee-du-makrolab-12/ !
    * http://www.pogledi.si/kritike/makrolab-kot-druzbena-kritika (in Slovenian)
    * http://www.artscatalyst.org/makrolab-scotland (Scottish deployment)
    * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAl-QwAYJag
[!] #towatch
    * [...]

    Engineering for change (E4C) [online]

"E4C’s mission is to prepare, educate and activate the international engineering workforce to improve the quality of life of underserved communities around the world. We do this by providing resources and platforms that accelerate the development of impactful solutions and ensure public health and safety around the globe."

"The E4C Solutions Library is a living database of products and services that are intended to be accessible and appropriate for those living in resource-constrained environments. The data in the Solutions Library is curated technical and market performance information that is normalized across all products, enabling side-by-side comparison and analysis of market influences."

Nice example of the "Solution data":

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... mailing lists, social media groups, boards, forums, ...


*** NEW !



Dancing Rabbit (eco village)

Utopia Now Village
FB discussion group via http://masonphd.net/
http://www.facebook.com/groups/utopianowvillage/ :

Priscilla Queen Of the Medina @ Morocco
"artist residence"

Hippie caves @ Granada, Spain
High in the hills above the picturesque Spanish city of Granada is a gypsy community who live in makeshift homes in caves.
Around 30-40 individuals call Sacromonte’s gypsy neighbourhood their full-time home, although the camp regularly welcomes other nomads and travellers who wish to stay there temporarily.
Photographer and travel blogger Matthew Karsten decided to visit the settlement and even spent a night in the mountains learning about their off-the-grid way of life.

Update: Link down

Embassy Network ("a global housing layer for the new world")
* now has a Berlin location
* has "DRFT" in beta, an "internal currency"
* [...]

(interview about USA scene)
First mentioned:
    * Aprovecho → http://aprovecho.org/ :
        """For over three decades, Aprovecho Research Center has been the global go-to for practical, efficient, and purposeful expertise in the design and testing of biomass cookstoves. Their leading-edge and collaborative research continues to remain open source and accessible to promote the “best use of” resources for everyone from the rural cook to national governments.""
    * Solar Living Institute → https://solarliving.org/ :
        """Our doors are closed but you can still benefit from hundreds of online solar living classes anytime.
Take advantage of the more than 120 online courses covering Solar Energy Storage, Solar Finance & Marketing, Green Building, Solar Thermal, Geothermal, Biomass, Boreholes and more that you’ll find right here on our Online Courses page. Many classes are FREE!"""
It's a biig scene.. my unscientific impression is that it's rather more pervasive here than in Europe. 
Much of the US is "off-grid," for practical and sometimes cultural/political reasons. Going out to the colonies or the frontier was and is a sort of going off-grid, after all, all along. 
For sources:
    Appropedia.org comes to mind,
    Mother Earth News,
    Home Power Magazine,
    many other off-grid / homestead / survivalist / "prepper" magazines and sites. 
Whole Earth Catalog was a very influential publication in this space 1968-72 and occasionally after; and various offshoots of it continue to influence, like its 'Shelter' section head Lloyd Kahn's offshoot Shelter Publishing, still going strong, based in Bolinas just N. of San Francisco. Maker movement and Maker Faire organization has strong lineage to that and Bay Area / NorCal scene.

"has 3 residency rooms"
Update 2021: Seems to be over

( <Boodaville, when asked about similar projects )
    * ecodharma, http://www.ecodharma.com/ :
        The Eco-Dharma Centre is situated in a beautiful and wild part of the Catalan Pyrenees. We offer courses, events and retreats which support the realisation of our human potential and the development of an ecological consciousness honouring our mutual belonging within the web of life – drawing on the Buddhist Dharma and the emerging ecological paradigms of our time
    * permacultura barcelona ... http://www.permacultura-bcn.org/ http://twitter.com/PermaBCN
    * 12p permaculture design, http://12pdesign.net/ :
        12 Principles Permaculture Design is a Mediterranean-based permaculture education and consulting organisation. Our talented and experienced associates offer a wide range of learning opportunities, and are capable of assessing, designing and implementing projects based on the the ethics, principles, and strategies of permaculture
    * permamed ... http://permamed.org/
    * maslallum ... http://www.maslallum.es/ :
        Welcome to Mas la Llum; Casa Rural Ecological Tourism. Located in Arenys de Lledó, in the Matarranya, Mas la Llum has three hectares of forest with a large terrace and garden. Surrounded by an excellent environment: Algars the river at the foot of the Natural Park in Beseit Ports. Mas la Llum is a House of Rural Ecotourism ecological self-built with natural elements: straw bales, wood, mud and natural clay paints; is self-sufficient and operates with 100% renewable energy.
All of these look primarily like "education communities", offering programs to financially sustain the fixed residents there, ... than "open infrastructure" bases with their own research agendas, etc.

Ecological Land Cooperative (UK)
The Ecological Land Cooperative develops affordable, low impact, smallholdings for ecological agriculture. The high costs of land and rural housing make it nearly impossible for new entrants to farming to establish a farm business. By providing affordable and secure smallholdings, we are helping to address this crisis. 
2 sites

The Clearing is a vision of the future in the grounds of Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park
The Clearing is a vision of the future in the grounds of Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park. We’re building a living, breathing encampment, in the shadow of the former stately home, where people can come together to learn how to live in the world that’s coming our way. From March to December 2017, The Clearing will become part school, part shelter and part folly.
For more information on global temperatures, food scarcity, migration, water scarcity, soil degradation and peak everything, please click the links.
cool worksops: http://www.the-clearing.info/workshops/

Loural Village (Portugal)
"Loural Village is a small eco village in central Portugal which is being restored. Permaculture and workshops, meditations and healing, inhaling the natural beauty, eating home produce and feeling renewed. Live life as it is meant to be, care for the earth, in community with others. // We want to receive permanent inhabitants, locals, travelers, hikers, and anyone that wants to enjoy the nature and the peacefulness of the site for some days or weeks. Loural will be an open village, also and definitely not in the least for local people, to enjoy a coffee and pay a visit on a free day."

PandoraHub (?)
    * http://www.pandorahub.co/ruralcoliving-autumnsafari16 "Safari" 
Capitalist / Entrepreneurial

Living Web Farms
<streetcat : "they do the (pyrolisis?) woodgas burning thing and that powers their Precious Plastic things as well ... shredders, extruders, ovens, injection molding etc"

lithuania hacker project gone wrong, not existing, turned out to be a scam?

Transition Towns
The terms transition town, transition initiative and transition model refer to grassroot community projects that aim to increase self-sufficiency to reduce the potential effects of peak oil,[1] climate destruction, and economic instability.

A "permanent rainbow gathering"


T-base @vienna
Update 2021: defunct

Zone to Defend or ZAD (French: zone à défendre) is a French neologism used to refer to a militant occupation that is intended to physically blockade a development project. The ZADs are organized particularly in areas with an ecological or agricultural dimension,[1] notably in the permanent blockade village which helped to defeat the Aéroport du Grand Ouest, a proposed airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, north of Nantes.

Sende @ Loberia, Spain
2021: i heard they want to go without money, only to work contribution (?)
Sende is a rural coworking and coliving space in northern Spain
Mountain houses and gardens optimized for getting your job done. Enjoy the company of like-minded people, homemade food, and supportive ambiance."
Focused more on "creative", "startup", "innovation", "digital nomads" ...
"biggest of this kind in spain"

The Diggers were a group of Protestant radicals in England, sometimes seen as forerunners of modern anarchism,[1] and also associated with agrarian socialism[2][3] and Georgism. Gerrard Winstanley's followers were known as True Levellers in 1649 and later became known as Diggers, because of their attempts to farm on common land. 
Their original name came from their belief in economic equality based upon a specific passage in the Acts of the Apostles.[4][5] The Diggers tried (by "levelling" land) to reform the existing social order with an agrarian lifestyle based on their ideas for the creation of small, egalitarian rural communities. They were one of a number of nonconformist dissenting groups that emerged around this time. 
In 1649 at St. George’s Hill, in England, a group of landless peasants who called themselves the Diggers told the landlords “Your claims to this land are based on robbery, and we declare them null and void.” They tore down the enclosures and began cultivating the land. It’s time for us to do the same with money.
via https://c4ss.org/content/52718

Kommune 1 / K1
"""Kommune 1 or K1 was a politically motivated commune in Germany. It was created on 12 January 1967, in West Berlin and finally dissolved in November 1969.[1] Kommune 1 developed from the extraparliamentary opposition of the German student movement of the 1960s. It was intended as a counter-model against the small middle-class family, as a reaction against a society that the commune thought was very conservative."""

mars college, USA
Mars College is an educational program, R&D lab, and residential community dedicated to cultivating a low-cost, high-tech lifestyle.
🏜️ Live in nature: Secure your livelihood from an idyllic location, and escape the hamster wheel of urban professional life.
🛠️ Build a home:Learn how to convert a tiny house, live the vanlife, or form a caravan with your friends.
💻 Harness technology: Study and leverage emerging technologies under your own terms. Work remote, develop an internet business, or climb up the gig economy.
😎 Reclaim your autonomy: Practice self-reliance and thrive in the face of meager circumstances, personal adversity, and global instability.
###Seems like a bunch of libertair Americans doing Burning Man also in their free time, let's see where it goes in 3 years
Also → https://brahman.ai/

Open E Land
""""We’re setting up a property in Extremadura, western Spain, to be a free space for working on various open source projects; in the vein of energy and food production, water use, communications, structural building, or anything else which could prove of value to the world. All makeable by the general public using basic tools with sustainable, natural and recycled materials. """
This does not seem to exist after 2012, definitely not in 2019

Divine House, Brooklyn
(got a manual!)
Some info here:

600€/month includes food (!)
Small village in Sweden
game deveopment focused


CAT.co.uk (Centre for Alternative Technology)
Rewilding & research in Wales.
Practical solutions for our changing planet
Humanity must reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century to avoid disastrous climate change. The earlier this is achieved, the greater our chance of limiting global temperature rise to near 1.5°C, helping prevent runaway climate change.
They offer many courses (including postgraduate), and prepare strategic documents.
Website mostly promotes the courses.

MASSIA center is for any individual or group, artists, scientists, and any individual or group that wants to think change radically. What does it mean to change things radically it means to change them into something else, whether this concerns the arts, politics, education, prisons, hospitals, society, economie. Changing something radically is different from reforming things. 
We aim it to be a center for experimentation, for taking risks with your own work or with needs that cover a bigger ambition than only for yourself.
Visual/sonic/poetic representation: https://www.massia.ee/atmospheric-video-of-massia-by-artyom-astrov/
Announces https://forest-forest.org !
FO.R.E.ST is an experiment in learning together and outside the educational industrial complex, attempting alliance with the more-than-human.
FO.R.E.ST wants to expand modes of activism to acknowledge the agency of each of us to agitate transformation with any participation in world – based on processual reworkings, rethinkings, reconfigurations.
FO.R.E.ST aspires to constellate a situation and living entity in which we all have knowledges to share – like a forest: a dynamic, ever changing, interdependent multiplicity. A forest is a collective body constituted by multiplicities of living entities; conspiring as forest whilst each body has their particular experiences, modes of being and knowing, subsets of relations, needs and ways of manifesting these. Like a forest: FO.R.E.ST is sympoietic, coming into being and kept alive by its multiple Conspirators.

100 rabbits (sailboat)
"They live on a sailboat and share intersting stories...

Unknown @ Joshua Tree, CA, USA

"New Paradise": 16000ha Antivax Germanic colonization of Paraguay
One German citizen who lives nearby and who does business with Paraíso Verde, cited discredited conspiracy theories about coronavirus vaccines to explain the surge. They claimed that Paraguay’s accommodating immigration laws have proved attractive to Germans who want to “escape the matrix” and flee the “deep state and one world order”.
loool #people.categories 
~1:30 scary 1→2&3 then 3→2&1→2
~2:17 lol BELT
shiva und jonathan :D
12:20 magnetic map with "nanotesla" (nT) :D

#grifters ...

Infinity Expedition (boat, etc)
We are a community with children living at sea on our sailing ship the Infinity. 
Since 2004, we have hosted hundreds of volunteers from all walks of life on extensive journeys to all seven continents and countless islands in-between.
We undertake voyages in support of conservation and share our oceanic adventures on film.
The intimate environment on board aims to inspire integrity, respect and humility with a strong emphasis on family life and group interaction.
connected to https://earthtoday.com/

Cult-rural settlement carrying participatory practices of living (and publishing) within and beyond the local scale.
20220817: looks mostly performative & already over-run by span that is not pruned

Hangar Barcelona
(artist residencies, very cool aesthetic)
(some CHT contacts?) [!*]

Lika Lodge @ Lika, Croatia (Becha)

Hacker Beach
Yearly gathering since 2014.
"Hacker Beach is a month-long, spontaneous, self-organized gathering of hackers and like-minded people on a tropical island (or coast). It happens every year in January."
Also see: https://wiki.hackerbeach.org/HackerHouse
Not much information.
Traces to https://social.coop/@raucao@kosmos.social

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Collective Governance Directory
by Doug of KantHaus

Saturation diving
and #revolutionary.discipline ...
In some cases, divers may spend several days or even weeks inside the hyperbaric chamber before beginning their actual dive operations. This initial period allows their bodies to become fully saturated with the inert gases that make up the breathing mixture used at depth.

Saul B Newton & "Fourth Wall" urban commune/cult (NYC)

petites singularités


Including "Falun Gong"!

Critical Infrastructure Lab
(+maxigas, +niels.ten.oever, +fieke.jansen, +nadia.gorchakova)
we research power and contestation in transnational media infrastructures. the critical infrastructure lab aims to create space to co-develop alternative infrastructural futures that center people and planet over profit and capital. we aim to do this by establishing a community around three infrastructural subtopic (geopolitics, standards, environment), producing a sound body of research, and developing actionable policy recommendations and strategic insights.
are you interested in becoming a fellow? for us a fellow is someone  who is connected to the infrastructure lab and adds to the body of knowledge and activities of the lab. the relationship should be mutually beneficial and contribute to creating new infrastructural imaginaries. fellows are selected for an academic year with the possibility to add another year. what we request of you is that you join our reading groups, organize an activity, and/or (co-)author a paper with us. what can we offer: an affiliation, participation in the (intellectual life of the) lab and the possibility to present on lab days, and have a space and platform to co-organize something. if needed, we can also explore if we can be fiscal sponsor for your projects. we provide desk space if needed. interested? contact one of the co-pis!
associated: Ford Foundation, Omidyar, Internet Society Foundation

de Nieuwe Meent, Amsterdam (good practice: rental housing cooperative)
nice FAQ.

The Network State
Notable NRx (neoreacionary) rightwing libertarian Silicon Valley koolaid grifter shite

El Warcha
via sovjetka
El Warcha, means workshop in Arabic, it is a collective and maker-space founded in 2016 in the medina of Tunis, Tunisia. It aims to promote hands-on education and civic actions through the making of temporary urban furniture, art installations and public events with local inhabitants.
With members of its community moving around, the project established itself in Tottenham, north London in 2018 and in Lisbon since 2020. We also work in Nefta, south Tunisia regularly since 2019 and have done a series of projects in Davis California. 
contact: elwarcha.designstudio@gmail.com

Liberland ("no man's" territory between Croatia and Serbia)
Ecovillage ARK is conceived as touristic retreat to offer wide range of activities and high end serv
Ark Liberland Apatin, Apatin, Serbia
+381 69 779914

Cooperation Jackson
"Building a solidarity economy in Jackson, Mississippi, anchored by a network of cooperatives and worker-owned, democratically self-managed enterprises."
Cooperation Jackson is an emerging vehicle for sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community ownership.
Our long term vision is to develop a cooperative network based in Jackson, Mississippi that will consist of four interconnected and interdependent institutions: a federation of local worker cooperatives, a cooperative incubator, a cooperative education and training center (the Kuwasi Balagoon Center for Economic Democracy and Development), and a cooperative bank or financial institution.
Cooperation Jackson’s basic theory of change is centered on the position that organizing and empowering the structurally under and unemployed sectors of the working class, particularly from Black and Latino communities, to build worker organized and owned cooperatives will be a catalyst for the democratization of our economy and society overall.
Cooperation Jackson believes that we can replace the current socio-economic system of exploitation, exclusion and the destruction of the environment with a proven democratic alternative. An alternative built on equity, cooperation, worker democracy, and environmental sustainability to provide meaningful living wage jobs, reduce racial inequities, and build community wealth. It is our position and experience, that when marginalized and excluded workers and communities are organized in democratic organizations and social movements they become a force capable of making transformative social advances.
Individuals deeply moved by the Jackson-Kush Plan who are striving to see its vision of economic democracy realized launched Cooperation Jackson on May 1, 2014 International Worker’s Day or May Day.

Naša Hiša @Čepovan, Slovenia
Future scenic arts-oriented residency, in a beautiful Alpine setting!
"Follow our path to create a new life/dream in the Slovenian mountains, where we will renovate an old stonehousefarm from 1792 surrounded by nature 🌄"

ECA / European Commons Assembly (EU)
dcht00 as a member? → https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#inbox/163a9aaba6b54c32
Values: https://euroalter.com/who-we-are/our-organisation/mission-values
Transeuropa (EU)

Prinzessingarten (Berlin, DE)

Commonomia (Tenerife, Canarias, Spain)

Pekinpah (Ljubljana, SLO)
contemporary dance production
radical epistemologis
Spider Festival! ~every June

0x2620 , 0xDB (Berlin art-politics-tech R&D collective / "agency")
0x2620, pronounced "twenty-six twenty", is registered in Berlin as a non-profit agency for the advancement of the
international exchange of information, and usually operates at the intersections of, or in the void between, art,
politics and technology. Its activities include extensive research on intellectual property and piracy, regular events
in Berlin, Bombay and beyond, like film screenings, conferences or workshops, the development of open source software
tools and web applications, with a strong focus on the extraction of structured information from unstructured sources
and the archiving of digital media circulating in unstable networks, and the production of both technological and
social infrastructure for the collaborative creation, maintenance and use of relatively large data sets.
authors of https://oxjs.org/ and https://0xdb.org

School for Poetic Computation (NYC)
The School for Poetic Computation is an artist-run school in New York that was founded in 2013. A small group of students and faculty work closely to explore the intersections of code, design, hardware and theory — focusing especially on artistic intervention. It’s a hybrid of a school, residency and research group.

Elias 2069 (art residency / institution ... spiritualist, family-proprietor oriented)
ELIAS 2069 is an institute, a school, an art and research residency space, a stage, a home, a durational art project, but foremost it is a hub for creation of blueprints for the coming world. It supports what is potential in the present on its way towards manifestation.
We desire to cultivate visionary consciousness, multi-dimensional relationality and our reconnection with nature. Realignment and reimagining our part in the Earth’s unfolding is important to us. We desire to build a place that is a generator of change, an initiator of transformation, a host for the alternative ways, with emphasis on ecology, circular and gift economy, and sustainable living.
Every contribution counts. We are here to host you with your ideas in development, art projects, scientific researches, healing practices, levitation workshops or whatever rests latent in you, so you can further develop your gifts and share them with others.
If u want to live, rest, dream, envision, imagine and create among bears, wolves, deer, birds of pray, countless salamanders and thousands of fireflies, surrounded by the ocean of green, next to a running stream, in the heart of mystery, let us know.
We host artistic practices, practice-led researches and projects that 
– engage with the imagination and the feeling body, with individual and collective dreaming
– emerge from the relational entanglement with the environment we live in and co-shape, from the relationship with the ‘natural others’
– seek to develop new cosmologies that might give us tools to find new languages and spread them.

Serendiep (ship / river barge)
The name of the ship is derived from 'serendipity', the phenomenon of unexpected finds that is such an important driver for both art and science. On the one hand it alludes to the fact that in a search, an unexpected find can proof more important than the original goal of the search. You are looking for something, but you find something better. On the other hand it alludes to the capability of a prepared mind to recognize and notice the significance of such a find.
The ship was built in 1959 at shipyard De Jong en Smit in IJsselmonde, as one of the last ships with a riveted steel frame. Going by the name 'Fe' originally, and from 1971 by the name 'Anje', the ship served as a cargo barge on the inland waterways of mainly the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. In 2018 the ship was acquired by De Spullenmannen, who are converting it to a space for science, absurdism, and commons. Serendiep is registered in the Dutch Registry of Sailing Heritage, the Register of Historic Ships kept by the LVBHB (nr 14950) and takes part in the Schepencarrousel.
For more information (in Dutch) see https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serendiep

fraternities & sororities
as a form of communal spaces
(yeah, yeah,  but)


Feral Palace / Palača Divjine<SLO> , Ljubljana, Slovenia

SolarNET.HuB (SNH)
is a project and a sustainable multilayer tool-artifact that allows self-sufficiency in the network. Through the use of sustainable energy and the power of free and cryptographic tools, the project proposes a new paradigm of accessibility, legacy and connectivity to the Internet, as we know it today. 

Andrej Morovič
#toread #d-reads

terra0 is an evolving prototype built on the Ethereum network that aims to provide automated ecosystem resilience frameworks. Via instantiating a Decentralised Autonomous Organisation atop areas of land to manage them, terra0 aims to create technologically-augmented ecosystems that are more resilient, and able to act within a predetermined set of rules in the economic sphere as agents in their own right.
It has been exhibited at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia, Ars Electronica, Biennale de Lyon, Drugo More, Furtherfield Gallery, Schinkel Pavillon, transmediale and Vienna Biennale, among others.
<doroteja.dolinsek ... but also ... #antiNFT

Servus (Linz, AT)

Travellers; Drifters; Roma
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traveler as Roma:
    * interesting: https://twitter.com/Minceirbeoir
    * https://travellermovement.org.uk/gypsy-roma-and-traveller-history-and-culture/
There are also Traveller groups which are known as ‘cultural’ rather than ‘ethnic’ Travellers. These include ‘new’ Travellers and Showmen. Most of the information on this page relates to ethnic Travellers but ‘Showmen’ do share many cultural traits with ethnic Travellers.

Open Source Gardens
"Boat that people can pick up and take somewhere and share and all they need to do is document something"

Telekommunisten Network

The open collective LU’UM consists of architects, urban practitioners and artists. Their practice focuses on designing, building, researching and curating spaces of encounter to find ways of how transdisciplinary perspectives can affect the way we perceive, engage and interact with the space that surrounds us. Their approach is characterised by an open, process-oriented way of working, in which learning from another is central.
Since the collective was established in 2019 in Hamburg, they have been collaborating  with internationally oriented artists and collectives as well as working with local authorities in community-engaged projects on the urban scale. Their activities manifest themselves through temporary architecture, urban research, workshops, performative exhibitions and talk formats.

Generative Commons (gE.CO)
gE.CO Living Lab is an exchange platform for formal groups or informal communities of citizens who manage fab-lab, hubs, incubators, co-creation spaces, social centres created in regenerated urban voids. Learn more about generative commons!

Telecomix (تيليكومكس) is a set of principles for political disorganization, that may or may not work. It is a chaotic conception of technological societies, a way of life for the encrypted future, and a plan to redistribute the distributed networks that make up the world siphonophore. Telecomix is the becoming jellyfish of the hydrosphere, the isomorph between human and machine existence of the mechanosphere, and the breathing together in the cold air of the stratosphere. No matter if you reside in abyssal archipelagos or glide through the altitudes, you can connect to Telecomix. 
meh more "Hakim Bey" style anarchism

Access Space (Sheffield, UK)

Furtherfield (UK)
Ruth Catlow, Mark Garrett, Charlotte Frost

EOTL (Berlin, DE)
"Radically sustainable living", focusing on sustainability/logistics

Worldchanging (book, 2003-2010 website)
was a nonprofit online publisher that operated from 2003 to 2010. Its strapline was A bright green future. It published newsletters and books about sustainability, bright green environmentalism, futurism and social innovation. 
Worldchanging is a solutions-based online magazine that works from a simple premise: that the tools, models and ideas for building a better future lie all around us. That plenty of people are working on tools for change, but the fields in which they work remain unconnected. That the motive, means and opportunity for profound positive change are already present. That another world is not just possible, it's here. We only need to put the pieces together.

tenancyOS / co-here locality tokens
"tenancyOS e:co housing + energy + ride + work + eat"
platform coop, focus on investment mechanisms

Ecosystemics (lab, University of Genova)

    http://www.earthbagbuilding.com/articles/hyperadobe.htm (super adobe / hyper adobe)
#books [!]

Shared Cities (CZ/EU)
SHARED CITIES: Creative Momentum is on a mission to improve the quality of life in European cities. By exploring aspects of sharing and urban design we are creating new ways of living in our cities. Together.
#EU #urbanism

IANUS peacelab (DE)

Commons Network

Dan Martin
Update: Many micro-books/guides  for sale, but no knowledge is freely shared, even if asked.
interesting for #editions and #book, very similar logic i suppose

Critical Engineering (CE) Manifesto
(Oliver, Savičić, Vasiliev)

Nomad Architecture (documentary youtube channel)

Connected to Fablabs and "citizen" DIY, see for example : https://projects.fablabs.io/+fablabbcn/smart-citizen-enclosures
also #oshw , somewhat #solutionist / #hyperliberal
What is Wikifactory?
Wikifactory is the place where great ideas become even better products. We’ve embedded an agile hardware product development  workspace within a very different type of social platform. One dedicated to productivity. We’re over 90,000 members from 190 countries, and we’re growing fast. Our community of product designers, engineers and enterprises comes together to design, prototype and manufacture hardware products in more agile ways. At Wikifactory we make the tools to do this, and we make them available to everyone.
Why we’re doing it?
Our vision is to create an Internet of Production - bringing networked capability to digital product development and fabrication. Just like the internet allows everyone to participate in the production and dissemination of ideas, a distributed infrastructure for physical products would mean anyone could participate in the design and production of physical things. Disrupting not just one industry, but industry itself. By removing the barriers to participation, innovation and opportunity in product design and manufacturing, we want to help great ideas have a better chance and a bigger positive impact on our world. Almost half of the projects on Wikifactory are aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. And we're proud to say that this the fastest growing project cluster on the platform.

Sunbeam City
Welcome to Sunbeam City's wiki. Sunbeam City is a solarpunk collective.
Solarpunks cherish nature, progress and science; the individual and the community. 
They believe in a world that is green, colourful, and bright. It can be described as a literary genre, an aesthetic, or a movement. The key points are: 
  •  An emphasis on renewable energy, especially solar power.
  •  A demand for technology and society to re-centre around sustainability, longevity, and balance.
  •  A focus on decentralisation, community activism, social justice and civic empowerment.
  •  A recognition that economic, social, and ecological injustices are all deeply inter-connected.
with +wakest

Alt Terra Commons @Chino, CA, USA
Vision For An Innovative  Communal Egalitarian  And  Sustainable Intentional Community 
If you have always wanted to Join and/or Help Develop a New Intentional Community, now is your chance!
Please Visit our Main Website for all the Details and Join Us Today:
<>#roles ... https://altterracommons.wixsite.com/altterracommons/leadership
<>#membership #newcomers ......... https://altterracommons.wixsite.com/altterracommons/joining

### +ryzokuken

hosting for activism

P2P Left


Free School, oustide Brno, CZ
‘Free School’ is my own study (as a self-given job) mixed with many things I’ve seen or experiences so far. It’s the best of the best in a real life reflection of what works and what does so that you can actually use the information.
Take negative things and use / avoid them in the future for positive things.
Take positive things and use them in the future for solving negative things.

Open Source Circular Economy Days
The Open Source Circular Economy Days was a global campaign and collaboration to kickstart a global discourse and movement that uses and promotes Open Source as an enabler for a sustainable Circular Economy.
The core of the project have been 4 global events (2015-2018). Groups from more than 100 cities across the globe participated with local events to discuss, invent and build open source circular solutions. 
Forum: https://community.oscedays.org
(2021/02 : seems dead since 2019/2020)

Art Tech Nature Culture
is a global community of practice for creative experimenters across disciplines who care about social and ecological transformation. In increasingly precarious times, how can we build new ways forward that challenge the status quo? Our ways of addressing this and our backgrounds are diverse, but we are united by a shared interest in using creative practices (e.g. arts, design, culture, hacking, activism) to explore alternative futures that rethink, rebuild and heal.

Joe Brewer
One of our greatest challenges in the 21st Century will be to cultivate the capacities to intentionally guide social change using the best combinations of science, technology, organizational management, and artistic expression. In other words, humanity needs a design science for intentional social change that can be applied to increase community wellbeing for families, businesses, cities and towns, regions, and nations.
This is what I call Culture Design. It is an applied science of cultural evolution that seeks to merge design practices with community development efforts using the rigors of integrative social science methodologies. By supporting this work, you will be invited into the world of culture design hosted by the pioneer who has spent more than two decades laying the groundwork for this urgently needed framework that combines research and social change practice.

Lowtech magazine & kris de decker

UNESCO LINKS "Traditional Knowledge Database"
via https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2010/07/unesco-sets-up-international-traditional-knowledge-database.html
(though - i really want those icons in the lowtech mag image!)
--------- also
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_Knowledge_Digital_Library (TKDL)

more UNESCO programmes !
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hacklab01 @ Zagreb, Croatia
https://hacklab01.org/ :
    * hackn3t open call: residencies https://hacklab01.org/hackn3t
    * fu:bar glitch art festival
    * fb group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hacklab01/
    * [...]

Dexter's Lab & The Jetsons cartoons
Oh yeah, definitely early 1990s Cartoon Network
* Dexter lives and works in his house
* Jetsons dramatically re-engineered their conditions ... The best episode was the one where they went to live away on some random planet with some weird fruit/cocounts

Casa Jasmina @ Torino, IT
#iot primer +bruce.sterling

Azart - ship of fools
an ocean-faring theatre group, for 30 years

Poetry hacklab
(Historic, 2008 concept ... refers to "being born in 2002")
some sort of a proto-hackbase !
2020-09-29 : sent an email, maybe somebody responds

John Thackara
John Thackara is a writer, advisor and event producer. For more than thirty years he has traveled the world in a search of stories about the practical steps taken by communities to realise a sustainable future. He writes about these stories online, and in books; he uses them in talks for cities, and business; he also organizes festivals and events that bring the subjects of  these stories together.

Patrick T Anderson & Product Futures Foundation
interesting #hypermedia system
lots of #protocols speak
very #RBE

TRES HOMBRES sailboat ship
Tres Hombres is named after the three friends who started a clean shipping movement in 2007. The engine-less brigantine transports sustainable and organic cargo between South, Central and North America and Europe. Tres Hombres has become a shining example of the existing possibilities for alternative shipping methods and she is the ambassador for sail-powered cargo shipping worldwide. She carries a maximum of 40 tons of organic and traditionally crafted goods like Tres Hombres Rum, Cocoa, Coffee, Honey & Canned Fish.

(warn: unchecked, got via right-libertarian link)

Colorcoded (LA, California, USA)
Respectful Technologies for Our Collective Liberation
We are a POC-only space and collective co-teaching, co-creating, and co-owning new technologies. 
Because #TechIsNotNeutral.
a radical community "tech is not neutral" space

Komun.org (Barcelona, ESP)
"""Tools for beings which are socially equal, humanly different and totally free."""
* big on Faircoin
* workflow infra (jitsi, cloud, etherpad, etc)
* Soberanía tecnológica
* https://mapo.komun.org : big map of alternative & commons currencies project
* [...]

(a long-form essay by Eric Hunting)

Vegetalcity (art/urbanism concept)

Ecotopia (book)
BOOK: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecotopia (1975)
more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopian_and_dystopian_fiction#Ecotopian_fiction

Dominic / @spacetimebird

Josef Davies-Coates
Very impressive listing of affinity groupations, focused on UK & coop/platform cooperatives


(via contact at 36c3)
The Inventors' Guild is a collective of eight creative entrepreneurs who have combined their skills and resources.We break the boundaries of the disciplines and combine art with technique, technology with craft and creativity with construction.

Steven K. Roberts, N4RVE

## @@networks ?

i.e. https://wildoaksfirm.com/disnovation/ (interview)
(Nicolas Maigret, Baruch Gottlieb & Maria Roszkowska)

"sort of alike philosophy to hackbases but shinier"
(+pau knows guy there)

""" Here is a space to collect and aggregate data, campaigning material, and everything that can help kicking the "Google campus" out of Kreuzberg, and Google out of our lives! Check a gallery of urban art and other interventions in the streets! """

A Future Manual (publication)
(via the Clearing)
A Future Manual is a DIY guide to surviving and thriving in the bitter, barren world we’re creating for ourselves and our children.
Taking the form of an A4 photocopied guide, each issue aims to teach the reader just some of the skills they’ll need once we’ve spunked all the oil on plastic tat, Big Sainsbury’s is one fire, and the floodwaters are round our ankles. 

stationed @hangar.lab

Transformative Social Innovation (grants)
| Research | Practically relevant theory | FP7 | Europe & Latin America
funded by @EU_H2020 | #socinn

Inventadero (friend @lanzarote)



Hello, I'm Mara, from a new no-profit association here in Playa Honda:
    Makers Lanzarote
We are just start with a 3D printers y arduino projects, and we are collaborating with another association in Las Palmas:
    Envienta Open Source Ecology





* """... a thriving cultural campus of ten buildings across an 11acre rural site in south Cambridgeshire which hosts experimental 
residencies for UK and international artists, and delivers a critically acclaimed public programme of gallery exhibitions and events including conferences, symposia, workshops and music events."""

"""Our bank was founded on the conviction that banking can be a powerfull force for good. We offer a range of financial and banking services to savers, investors and entrepreneurs who want to change the world for the better. By connecting these groups, we are building a community of people united in their desire to make a positive impact on society, culture and environment.""""""
    → https://www.triodos.com
( Can a institution ever be really "comrade-like" alike, no, let alone if it is a bank, however... good to have this one on our radar? <l> )

#manual #alike
""" Community Rule (Hebrew: סרך היחד, Serekh haYahad), which is designated 1QS and was previously referred to as the Manual of Discipline, is one of the first scrolls to be discovered near khirbet (ruin of) Qumran, the scrolls found in the eleven caves between 1947 and 1954 are now referred to simply as the Dead Sea Scrolls."""

bit obscurantist

A live-in artspace in Antwerp ... possibly aa hackbase?
    * Permanently hosting ~3-4 people
    * Residency periods of up to 3months for 1 extra (individual) artist
    * A constant open base for any ally in need for a bed.
The space offers:
        * public printing room
        * librabry
        * open kitchen
        * roof garden + solar pannel
        * own server
        * small central / public space (in- & outdoors to host events)
        * [...]
More via → https://www.samenschool.org/

Lios Labs
LIOS labs arts & ecology residencies are being co-designed as playgrounds for earthly survival. Imagined to expand experimental fields of creative activity, they hold spaces for loving, crying, dancing and believing that small scale actions are fundamental for planetary change. Embedded in damaged nature, LIOS labs invite to learn from earth, her elements, locals, unexpected inhabitants, phenomenons and mistakes.
    → https://lios.io
    → https://www.facebook.com/lioslabs

Expanding micro homes architecture project
small architecture project - transformable housing complex on wheels
contact: studio@protza.com