Share resources and responsibilities.

Model Communities is any arrangement between individuals that is autonomous and self-forming. Each organizational circle, small or large, is grounded in a specific intent and/or purpose.

This circle can involve property such as a house or apartment building. It can also be about tools in a tool shed, managing a public park or a watershed area, sharing a sailboat, running a co-op restaurant, farm or grocery store.

The Associates agree that all exchanges are equitable and are not motivated by profit. They look internally to satisfy their needs.

All resources and responsibilities are shared and authority is independent to within the organization’s circle of associates.

By working together, learning skills, reducing costs and taking personal responsibility, the Associates develop a bond based on Trust.