Intercambiamos is a radical sanctuary to playfully explore collaborative forms. It is a center for skill-sharing, where everyone is both teacher and learner. We do “healing work” broadly defined: working through the remnants of a capitalist, imperialist mindset, and finding what lies beneath—what gifts we have, what makes us come alive, and how we use those gifts to create the worlds we want to live in. It is a playground to step into healthy, lively collectivity, with the Earth in the foreground.
The project is only a year old, so everyone who comes is intimately involved in the co-creation of the space.
We welcome short term visitors (roughly one month) and residents who would like to live at the project for part of the year. We are also looking for collaborators interested in partnering in the project long-term. Queer, polyamorous, and people of color are especially welcome as residents.
Economy: Developing an economy for the farm that builds long-term flexible trading relationships with our neighbors and local community, based on trust and intimacy. Favoring customized structures that allows each person’s needs and gifts to be seen over standardized, arms-length monetary transactions.
Community structure: Exploring the roles, forms, and organizational structures that support a diversity of needs, interests, gifts and voices.
Intimacy & sexuality: Decoupling intimacy and sexuality from capitalist values by developing a culture of deep care regardless of relationship structure or status.
Relationship with the Earth, plants, animals: Fostering relationships of trust, communication and mutual respect. Allowing the Earth to lead us in our efforts towards sustainability, health and harmony.
Healing: Involving spiritual practice that heals the connection between the “individual” and the collective. Remaining responsive to trauma, and encouraging what the trauma obscures. Prioritizing the body.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 2
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
We are looking for people who want to become family to join in the development of the project! Please send us an email if you're looking to put roots down in a place like this.