“Members must contribute 10 hours of labor each week, which might include tending the apple orchard, milking the herd of goats or cooking for the community.” The NYT on The New Generation of Self-Created Utopias. “As so-called intentional communities proliferate across the country, a subset of Americans is discovering the value of opting out of contemporary society.” (It sort of defeats the point of opting out of society if you have like 20 roommates…)

+ Meeting the Lone Resident of the Highest Village in Europe. (Now that’s more like it, though I always thought the highest village in Europe was Amsterdam…)