This is the sixth in a series of interviews done by Sumner (ex-East Wind member) of former and current members. Here are the others: Macie, Warren, Zan, Jim Adams, and Joston. Cayli was a member of the East Wind community for seven years and talks about appreciations and challenges of community life.
This is the latest in a line of interviews that Sumner has done, but this time it’s with someone who was a provisional member that decided that East Wind community wasn’t for them. Here’s someone with interesting insights into the way that the community was run, is somewhat critical, but makes the point that different communities work for different people, and if the community you are interviewing for doesn’t work out for you, don’t take it as a sign that you aren’t suited for community living.
This is the fourth in a series of interviews done by Sumner (ex-East Wind member) of former and current members. Here are the first three: Zan, Jim Adams, and Joston. These are amazing slice of life at a very long running commune and capture the good and the hard of commune life.
Yet another East Winder interview–45 minutes of questions and answers on aquaponics, tattoos, nutbutters, egalitarianism, and other things about life at East Wind Community
East Wind is now publishing weekly video interviews with current and former members. I will republish them on Wednesdays, the day we have often posted videos. You can see the first interview, with ex-member Zan, here.
Jim Adams is also an ex-member, who lived at East Wind from 1977 to 1987 and this interview is a deep history of East Wind, including the history of East Wind Nut Butters and the building of Rock Bottom, East Wind’s dining hall. Jim Adams also lived at Twin Oaks and talks about differences and similarities between the two communities.
East Wind is now publishing weekly video interviews with current and former members. I will republish them on Wednesdays, the day we have often posted videos.
Zan is an ex-member, 2009-2013, and this video explores a lot of issues, and lasts almost an hour.
I think that the comments on the YouTube site are also worth reading.