Here we build and connect OpenVillage houses, a new kind of communal live-and-work space.
OpenVillage houses combine enjoyable living and entrepreneur support and are built on do-it-yourself solutions that we share freely. They connect into a global network. You can join a house project, or found your own. Right now we have: one up and running (Brussels) and six in founding (Essaouira, Kathmandu, Medenine, Cairo, Lebanon, Jordan).
(Activities inside the houses are organized in the "Sawa" category.)
Some details: What we want the OpenVillage houses to be is a space where Edgeryders can work and live (and that means everyone, because everyone can be Edgeryders!). It would allow us to have, in the same place, permanent homes for a core group, temporary accommodations for others and shared spaces for working. Each OpenVillage house will be (1) a tolerant space that nurtures P2P collaboration and exchange across cultural, geographic and disciplinary borders; (2) a permanent, sustainable support system for individuals working to solve socioeconomic, ecological and political problems in their communities; (3) a laboratory for gently exploring new ways of living and working together in diversity.