Has anyone heard of these things? I was Googling self-sufficient, self-sustainability topics, etc... and came across several links about ecovillages and intentional communities. They struck me as kind of weird, yet kind of cool at the same time. Does anyone know anything about ecovillages/intentional communities? I was surprised to discover there's some in Missouri. On the one hand, the whole thing strikes me as being "out there", but on the other it's somewhat interesting. Is this like 21st century homesteading as a community? Here's some links and definitions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecovillage http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intentional_community Here's Wiki's list of ecovillages: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ecovillages Here's Wiki's list of intentional communities: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intentional_communities And here's the ecovillage in Missouri -- watch the video at the bottom of the page and tell me if it's weird, cool, or the future of homesteading: http://www.dancingrabbit.org/ Thoughts?