The current divorce rate alone can tell us the nuclear family is a failed experiment. A husband, wife and their children sharing a home alone amidst unrelated neighbors is only a recent development in human family types. It is still not universally accepted outside of the United States.

America is so diametrically aligned with independence that it has become the cultural normative that has most shaped its citizens. The ideal of the child that grows up and moves out to form their own separate household is the expectation of the average American. Generations of Americans have become nomads, moving far away from family for school, for jobs. The current economic and moral situation of American people begs a solution–a tenable family structure.

Since it worked for centuries, a return to the multigenerational household seems the best option. Many people on the fringes of American society have created intentional communities out of strangers with similar goals. Our aim is to create an intentional community out of family members with similar goals.

This is a work in progress. Follow us on our journey to create an Intentional Family.

Intentional Communities
Intentional Communities by sis_baldus
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5 responses to this post.

  1. This is the way I lived before I came to Canada. I convinced my mom to live with me and my children love it.
    Yes adjustments have to be made on both sides but I love it. It feels balanced.


  2. Hi, nice to meet you !


  3. What a great idea! I have a friend who is doing this, building their underground home but also building one for her mother-in-law right next door. Too bad our sons are not into our lifestyle.


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