This category lists nomadbases and websites about nomadbases. Pages about concepts and models can be found in the category nomadism.
A nomad base is a shared living space where all inhabitants can feel like hosts or in other words: 'at home'. It is a place where the inhabitants - how temporary they may stay - feel at home, do their 'thing' and can learn and share at the same time with the other people who live there. A shared culture of participation in common activities (household and events for example) as well as mutual care among inhabitants and visitors are highly necessary for these spaces to remain sustainable.
The values of sustainability, sharing and openness are central. A nomad base does not exist for the sake of financial profit.
A nomad base can be a shared living space (like a house, an eco-village or intentional communities) rented, owned or squatted by one or more individuals who decide to also share this space with nomads. It could also be a temporary space on ab temporary location like some piece of (squatted) land. Each location might have their own specific culture, aspiration, focus, terms of living, minimum or maximum length of stay, intentions, and so on.
- 1 Concept
- 2 Nomadbase network
- 3 Examples
- 4 External links
What is a nomad base?
- A: A nomadbase is a communal living space, whose main purpose is to give long-term travellers the opportunity to have a place they can call home for free and without long-term obligations, where they come to (and leave) whenever and as often as they want. It is a place where they are not guests, but flatmates, no matter how long they stay. As a side effect of this, it furthermore accomplishes to connect long-term travellers amongst each others and creates a space where it is also easy for less-travelled people to meet and connect with each other.
- B: A nomad base is a shared living space where all inhabitants can feel like hosts or in other words: 'at home'. It is a place where the inhabitants - how temporary they may stay - feel at home, do their 'thing' and can learn and share at the same time with the other people who live there. A shared culture of participation in common activities (household and events for example) as well as mutual care among inhabitants and visitors are highly necessary for these spaces to remain sustainable.
- C: A nomad base can be a shared living space (like a house, an eco-village or intentional community) rented, owned or squatted by one or more individuals who decide to also share this space with nomads. It could also be a temporary space on a temporary location like some piece of (squatted) land. Each location might have their own specific culture, aspiration, focus, terms of living, minimum or maximum length of stay, intentions, and so on.
- D: A nomadbase can be a house, a wwoofing farm, a community. Nomads can contact the base coordinator to enquire about the possibility to stay at the base. The base coordinator can change the information about availability and description of the base.
Characteristics and limitations
- The values of sustainable sustainability, sharing and openness for nomads are central. A nomad base does not exist for the sake of financial profit.
- Every Guest A Host: Inside A Nomad-Base
- A base can have goals, like rooftop gardening for example. See Casa Robino.
- A base has tasks like cooking, dishes, shopping, cleaning. It can also include bike maintenance, gardening, ... For some bases it can be more elaborated, such as writing a little story on the base blog.
- A base can have properties like bikes for example.
Work is being done on a manifest that can be published in various cities through hospitality exchange networks and forums, inspiring and inviting other "houses" to join a nomad-base network or inspire other individuals that are already using their houses as nomad bases to connect with each other.
The intention of this manifesto is not to set any specific rules or definitions of what a nomad base should be, but describe certain potential properties/tendencies/intentions of nomadic bases, the kind of dynamics likely to develop in such bases, etc.
See also The Mobile Manifesto
Draft from Sharewiki Hospitality for the traveler has always been a major component of all cultures around the world.
We live in an era when things are changing fast. In big cities, hospitality as a concept is increasingly forgotten, because people are disconnected from each other and do not feel concerned. There is paranoia: it's too dangerous, there are freaks out there, and why don't they just get a hotel room ? But things are still changing fast... Hospitality is coming back under the impulse of hospex. But hospex and hospitality, though they share some characteristics, are still different concepts.
Already, there are some places in this world, in the heart of those big heartless cities, where travelers are welcomed by other travelers. Where they sit at the table as a member of a family. Where they are able to stay more than a couple of days. Where they participate in projects of the community. Where they are allowed to start their own project. Where they even host themselves and welcome other travelers, before they set on their way again. Those houses are havens for nomads that have been on the road for long, changing location every few days.
They already exist.
Everywhere around the world, there are people that decided to open their homes to the traveler on a permanent basis.
Until now, it seems that each of them had to innovate and reinvent the wheel. If only they knew one another...
We want to introduce them, we want to give a new playground to hospitality.
The Nomadbase network consists of nomadbases, nomads, long term travelers, skillsurfers, etc. They are connected by sharing and the spirit of money-less cooperation in a worldwide network.
A simple brainstorm on different nomadic networking models.
A Nomadic Network could be
- A network of nomads that stay with each other
- A network of houses shared by nomads
- A network of money earning activities
- Open: An open network based on hospitality exchange.
- Mixed: Houses that are open for nomads and are within a network
- Closed: Fully shared in terms of costs and access. Members have full access to these houses. Have to pay contribution to network or a single base
Shared Costs/ Income
- Volunteer contributions to one house
- Volunteer contributions to the network/ foundation
- Contributions go to the network on basis of earnings
- Predefined contribution to one house as form of supporting the base/covering basic costs
- Skill share as form of participation withing open structure (random skill share/p2p bases)
- Skill share as participation within predefined projects
- voluntary work/labor (in terms of hours spent and skills required)
- Predefined amount of hours and skills needed to participate to the house as form of contribution
- Places and bases are open for shared living and stay in touch with each other, exchange ideas, processes and experiences.
- Public directories, maps, project websites list open projects.
- Communication happens via blog comments and RSS aggregations (like planet.traumschule.org), mailing lists, IRC channels (like #nomads and #hackbases on irc.freenode.org).
These technical ideas have been merged from Sharewiki, an old brainstorm from 2009.
- wiki to share initiatives (exists here)
- blog (like nomadbase.org and nomadbase.info)
- twitter-like functionality
- casetracker - e.g. for tasks or wishes
- Drupal based site
- drupal "distribution"
- it has "features"
- openatrium already has "spaces", with
- we.riseup.net/Nomadbase - a crabgrass group discussing the feature-list of a nomadbase (platform)
- drupal as openid provider?
- people can use profiles anywhere
- the bases are managed by one or more people
- Usual profile stuff (pics, description, links)
- Do we actually need one for nomads?
- Linked to bases
How to reach potential new bases?
- Write to projects if they want to be listed.
- Go and meet them. Personal contact is most important.
- Nomadbase hunt: Keep your eyes open when you're traveling, go and check potential places. You (and any other nomad) go to a city without known nomadbase and try to find open places/people.
- Recycle the house of grandma.
- For each profile: List of places you like. Get notification when new nomad base is being created there.
- Some communities with good potential look for members on mainstream search tools (Germany: WG-gesucht). We may find some interesting things there.
- Collect good occasions of flats in a wiki, where people that hear of a good deal but cannot take it can make it known to those that are looking.
- list the flat-finding resources per city.
There might be many nomad-bases around the world, though these are not so much connected with each other yet. To help creating a network of these spaces, the website nomadbase.org was started in January 2009. To make new connections between houses, spaces and nomadic travelers, a conference was taking place in Berlin from 20 of November of 2009 to 2nd of December: SHE goes MAD.
There is a call for a possible next Nomadbase network meeting.
- 2017 September/October 2017 : CHT5-B camp
- 2014 nomadbase.org has been given up after six years.
- 2012 Casa Bhavani, Tel Aviv
- 2011- CHT Hackbase, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
- 2011 Emergent_Synthesis, Shared values draft
- 2010, Krotov's nomadbase, [
- 2009-2013 Casale Monferrato, Italy
- December 2009: An unconference about nomad-bases in USA: SHE NY http://sharewiki.org/en/She_nyc
- November 2009: An unconference about nomad-bases: SHE goes MAD
- August 2009 Nomadbase, crabgrass discussion on features developed by the brueckenschlaeger collective
- January 2009 nomadbase.org is in an alpha stage.
- 2007 Homes for nomads,
nomadbase.org in development
ejatlas.org - environmental justice atlas
- No Mad Island - group of Facebook users from the Nomads travellers group decided it was time to buy an island as a Base. Early development phase
- Antwerp Collective, by Dante
- Leipzig Project, by Dante
- nomadbase.info with a short documentary
- nomadbase.org is being revived in September 2018, was dormant since 2014 after an alpha stage of several years.
- planet.traumschule.org - RSS aggregation of nomad bases and traveler blogs.
- fractalforum - incubator for social ideas with discussions on intentional communities
- share:Base Nomade : French translation / traduction française
Lists of list
- totalism.org/alike, open-edit list of nomadbases, hackbases, ecovillages and similar locations with a list of lists
- partly outdated map of Nomad bases and places with shared hospitality: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=zA5XL2zu4nIY.kRZeYFKZwS6I
- maybe outdated list on projects and initiatives
- nomadbases at diasp.eu
- Homes for nomads (german)
- Projet nomade, Lieu de vie ouvert (francais)
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Pages in category "Nomadbase"
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