Great minds think similarly, if not exactly alike, sometimes.
Today I woke up in a hippie kind of mood, starting off my day viewing and listening on YouTube to Country Joe and the Fish doing the “fixing do die” thing at Woodstock . . . “Gimme an F . . .”
On to Arlo Guthrie singing Coming into Los Angeles at Woodstock . . .
Then Joni Mitchell doing a very communal version of her song, Woodstock . . .
Which got me wondering: whatever happened to all the old hippie communes, and are there any still out there.
So, I googled the question: are there any hippie communes left?
Yes, there are . . .
At the same time I was doing all this, our dear reader and friend Brad was thinking about “clothing-optional apartment complexes and condominiums.”
He posed the following question in the recent nudist colonies post I did here:
I sometimes wonder if Canada has any clothing optional apartment complexes or condominiums. Which still wouldn’t be a “colony” per se, but I like the idea of a place where I can socialize with others nude all year round, and only have to worry about covering up when I need to go outside. They’d probably be beyond my price range if they DID exist anyway. — Brad
So, that got me to thinking, why not a Combination of the Two (an old song by Janis): a hippie commune that embraces naturism?
Or, whatever . . .
So, what about alternative fulltime living arrangements for naturists? I’m guessing there are retirement naturism communities, for those who can afford them. But what else is available to both the younger-than-retired naturists/nudists and to the retired folks on limited incomes in terms of permanent co-operative clothing-optional living arrangements?
Incidentally, I did come across a hippie-like commune in B.C. and sent a message to the owner asking him if naturists/nudists were welcome there. I’ll get back to you on it if there is anything to report. It looks pretty groovy, though . . .
Peace and love