If constant conversations and questions for two days are any measure of the interest in our presence at the Sustainable Living Festival then you can say it was a HUGE success!! Many enquiries came from people who had already seriously contemplated living in an intentional community. Their reasons were many and varied but included: lower living costs, food security, energy autonomy and living in a more co-operative, supportive culture.
Some enquiries came from people who were coming across the idea for the first time – “What a great idea” was a common response. One person talked about her desire to live a more self-sufficient life but realised this was a huge task for a single family unit; she could see that sharing tasks and resources made a lot of sense. Another person (a software developer who travels regularly overseas) was attracted by the idea that he could plant a garden and have food crops that don’t die while he was away!
It was really inspiring and motivating to be around so many people looking to live lightly and lovingly on the earth and with each other :-)