Free Commune Season Two: Amazing Transformations
It is not a complaint nor an exaggeration to say that I’ve been very busy lately. Between the ordinary everyday problems of having a family while simultaneously dividing time between three countries, it’s one thing to remain focused, but quite another to report on it. But let me assure you dear reader, that things are moving forwards.(more…)
Second group meeting in the Netherlands
Happy 2023! Gelukkig Nieuwjaar en Feliz Año! Nothing good in life happens without effort. Restoring and repopulating an abandoned village is an ambitious goal. And we are doing this in a time of instant gratification and massive distraction from our gadgets. But the rewards are huge too: liberty in our lifetime, for our children, and our community. This is why, when speaking for myself, I love to be able to focus on one thing at Read more…
Free Commune Meeting
We have a date for our meeting of the Free Commune: 17 December from 14.00 onwards in Almere. Write it down in your calendar!
The meeting is for members as well as non-members. If you consider joining our group and would like to know more, do not hesitate to contact us!
News Letter November
Yes, our Free Commune has a news letter now! It’s for members only so you won’t find any subscribe button here. However, a summary of the most important events appears on our website:(more…)
Presentation Liberty in our Lifetime: Finding Freedom as a Modern Pioneer
Last weekend I remotely joined the conference Liberty in our Lifetime organized by the Free Cities foundation. Below is the text of the presentation for the “newcomers’ panel”: Finding Freedom as a modern pioneer.(more…)
Liberty within our lifetime…
A week ago, the first floating house or ‘Sea Pod’ was presented by Ocean Builders. This company is affiliated with the Seasteading Institute, a libertarian organization originally founded by Patri Friedman (grandson of Milton). What would have been a milestone in an ambitious project to achieve ‘liberty within our lifetime’ went horribly wrong. The ‘Seapod’ began to tilt right after the presentation. Without trying to be mean, the irony cannot be ignored: libertarians are notoriously bad at developing libertarian projects.(more…)
Restoring the abandoned village (Part I)
Some weeks have passed and a lot of progress has been made. Several members of our group came by to see and decide for themselves if this beautiful but isolated village can be their home. During one such visits, an owner came along and called the mayor to send in two guys with brush cutters.(more…)