A nomad is someone without a fixed location. Nomadic lifestyles appeared during all ages and were prevalent before agriculture. Still millions of classic style nomads exists. This wiki focuses on neonomadism to describe people who have decided to live without a fixed location, temporarily or for a longer time of their life.
Nomadic people (Greek: nomades, "those who let pasture herds") are communities of people who move from one place to another, rather than settling permanently in one location. There are an estimated 30 to 40 million nomads in the world. While most of these nomads are part of rather traditional nomadic tribes, there is also a small but increasing amount of people (mostly in the Western world) who adopt a nomadic lifestyle, roaming around freely over a vast territory.
Other and older terms used to describe all kinds of nomads: hobos, itinerants, technomads, perpetual travelers, location independent professional, vagabond, tramps...
Humans have been surviving for hundreds of thousands of years as nomadic tribes, maximizing the effectiveness of the use of resources through sharing within their tribes. Still today, some of the harshest places on earth are inhabited by nomads.
Beghards and Beguines
Travellers of the Middle Age who travelled across Europe as holy beggars, establishing their own free houses along the way.
The Situationists, Surrealists and Lettrists
The radical avant-garde of twentieth century Europe.
Nomadic in the past, nomadic by spirit, some neo-nomads, changing locations often, mostly laptop equipped. Some long-term travelers.
Nomads can define themselves as hugger, hitchhiker, guest, driver, host, carpenter, perma-culturist, coder, ubuntu expert, cook, massage therapist, dumpster diver, creative, vegan, freegan, vegetarian, omnivore, conscious eater, conscious consumer, plumber, musician, guitar player and much more. Qualities can be added and refined and put in a tree structure as we grow.
- Trip planner,
- notifications when qualities coincide
- Wandering and Pilgrimage
- Spiritual Journeys
- Tribes, Identity, and Psychological Regeneration
- Overlapping Transition States: Lone Nomads, Networks and Temporary Tribes
- The importance of Nomad-Bases
- Temporary Nodes: "Oasis", Temporary Autonomous Spaces, Regeneration Projects (Permaculture, Social Projects, ...)
- Shared Neo Nomadic Potentials
- From Collectivism to Distributed Networked Collaboration
- Commons and Communal sharing