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Twin Oaks
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Twin Oaks

Twin Oaks is an intentional community in rural Virginia that has sustained itself since 1967. It is a member of the Federation of Egalitarian Communities. Twin Oaks uses a communal shared-labor system involving community work, organic gardens, hammock-making, and a tofu factory. Members work in community-owned businesses, with the community providing for all basic needs (housing, food, healthcare, etc.). All income from the businesses is shared, as are vehicles and houses.

Twin Oaks is a living experiment in creating an alternative culture to the mainstream. Values include economic models based on cooperation instead of competition, ecological living, egalitarianism (equal access for all members to resources as well as to decision-making power), and political activism/feminism.

They also have a pond, sauna, and two composting toilets. A different person bakes fresh bread every morning.

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