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 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.
What are characteristics that 'define' a nomadbase? What does a place needs to have to be labelled as such?
- Open for nomads
- Shared living?
The limits of nomad bases
See the discussion page for ongoing brainstorming
Work is being done on a manifest that can be publicised 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.
- nomadbase.org is in an alpha stage.
- Nomadbase is now a group on crabgrass to discuss the feature-list and on redmine to discuss code-development. Discussion currently focuses on using a branch of crabgrass.
- Nomadbase - A shared experience, short documentary
- totalism.org/alike : an open-edit list of nomadbases, hackbases, and other similar spaces