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43 Post author: Alicorn 17 March 2017 01:36AM

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Comment author: Alicorn 17 March 2017 01:46:56AM 19 points [-]

If you like this idea but have nothing much to say please comment under this comment so there can be a record of interested parties.

Comment author: ozymandias 17 March 2017 03:10:33PM 5 points [-]

I am ecstatic about this idea and would participate in it at a good deal of personal inconvenience.

Comment author: KatjaGrace 17 March 2017 09:39:01AM 4 points [-]

Interested in things like this, presently have a partial version that is good.

Comment author: Yvain 18 March 2017 05:52:12AM 3 points [-]

Interested in some vague possible future.

Comment author: gallabytes 17 March 2017 04:23:47AM 3 points [-]

I'm fairly interested but don't really want to be around children.

Comment author: Alicorn 17 March 2017 04:38:00AM 7 points [-]

How around is around, and can you say more about what about a baugruppe would satisfy your desiderata that the existing group house network can't?

Comment author: richard_reitz 23 March 2017 03:18:00PM 2 points [-]

Extremely interested, would move anywhere rationalists would set one of these up.

Comment author: OpenThreadGuy 20 March 2017 09:26:38PM 2 points [-]

I desperately want something like this, so long as it is anywhere other than the bay area. god help me, I will avoid living there if it means being as socially isolated as I currently am forever

Comment author: Tem42 20 March 2017 01:02:54AM 2 points [-]

Very interested, but not willing to move more than 2-3 hours away; am nowhere near CA.

Comment author: jkadlubo 19 March 2017 10:09:50AM 2 points [-]

Interested. Already have 2 kids. Live in Poland and would like to stay in Europe.

Comment author: Vaniver 19 March 2017 03:20:03AM 2 points [-]

I'm interested, and have been thinking for a while of how to structure it and where to put it / what properties to focus on (in Berkeley, at least). I think there's a pretty strong chance we can build a rationalist village or two (or three or...).

Comment author: erratio 18 March 2017 12:35:14AM 2 points [-]

I would like to do this in either Australia or Canada

Comment author: rlpowell 17 March 2017 03:19:14PM 2 points [-]

I'm interested in theory, but in practice I am attached to living in SF proper that may be hard to overcome.

I'll mention that in South Bay there are housing complexes that have multiple nearly-adjacent units in shared space, and it might work well to just pick such a complex and progressively have like-minded people take over more and more of it. Noticeably less awesome, but also noticeably easier.

Comment author: Vaniver 19 March 2017 03:13:44AM 3 points [-]

I believe this is what happened with Godric's Hollow--a four unit building turned, one by one, into a four unit rationalist building.

Comment author: Alicorn 19 March 2017 06:44:43AM 2 points [-]

I think this was helped along substantially by personal acquaintance with and HPMOR fandom of the landlord, which seems hard to replicate on purpose.

Comment author: Vaniver 21 March 2017 07:18:36PM 1 point [-]

My understanding is that most landlords want the friends of their good tenants to move in, because they'll likely be equally good and also living near friends will make people less likely to move out.

Comment author: katydee 24 March 2017 01:31:27AM 0 points [-]

Something like this also happened with Event Horizon, though the metamorphosis is not yet complete...

Comment author: Vaniver 26 March 2017 06:04:19PM 0 points [-]

It looks like it's finishing soon, though.

Comment author: tipsycaek 17 March 2017 07:23:01AM 2 points [-]

i am not a Known Agent around here but something like this is definitely on my goal list.

Comment author: dropspindle 17 March 2017 03:07:32AM 2 points [-]

I want this, but somewhere like Appalachia where land and such is insanely cheap and you can do some homesteading too

Comment author: Gunnar_Zarncke 23 March 2017 08:35:26PM 1 point [-]

interested, living in Hamburg, Germany and trying to buy/rent more houses in my municipality for purposes like this at least in longer timeframe. I used to have a page here where I advertised community space but was never approached. I guess it's partly a coordination problem.

Comment author: tired_time 22 March 2017 05:19:34PM 1 point [-]

very interested, would probably move to such place

Comment author: Calien 21 March 2017 05:21:53AM 1 point [-]

Would move into one if it was where I wanted to live, but I'm tied to Canberra for the next couple of years. If Melbourne did this I'd be really tempted.

Comment author: Eneasz 20 March 2017 04:13:47PM 1 point [-]

I have a secret desire for this to become real which I fear may destroy me and/or everything I know.

Comment author: malcolmocean 19 March 2017 07:39:52PM 1 point [-]

Am very interested in this in various ways, whether as a participant or as a consultant to the challenge of how to effectively live together (something I've been studying extensively for the last few years). Not actually currently able to move to the states easily, so there's that.

Comment author: cata 19 March 2017 04:33:50AM 1 point [-]

I am really interested in this and would be likely to want to move into such a place if it existed anywhere in the Bay Area in the next few years.

Comment author: SolveIt 19 March 2017 01:23:41AM 1 point [-]

I am interested!

Comment author: Asymmetric 18 March 2017 06:07:37PM 1 point [-]

Am interested!

Comment author: plethora 18 March 2017 09:54:39AM 1 point [-]

Would be interested if I lived in a place amenable to this. Seconding dropspindle's recommendation of Appalachia, since that's where I'm already planning to move if I can get a remote job.

It may be worth looking to see whether there are any large, relatively inexpensive houses near major cities that could be converted. There are a lot of McMansion developments in the suburbs north of DC that have never looked particularly inhabited.

Comment author: Lumifer 18 March 2017 03:31:50PM 2 points [-]

relatively inexpensive houses near major cities

Oh, there are a lot of them. Are you prepared to live in a 90% black community?

Comment author: pku 17 March 2017 07:08:50PM 1 point [-]

I'm interested. I'm moving to the bay (work in MTV) in August. (I'm also interested in group houses and like kids, so if there's a shortage of grouphouse pro-kids people I totally have comparative advantage there).

Comment author: wisnij 17 March 2017 05:33:58PM *  1 point [-]

The odds are low I would be able to participate, presently being on the wrong coast, but otherwise this is highly relevant to my interests.

Comment author: SnowSage4444 17 March 2017 05:36:40PM 1 point [-]


Comment author: philh 17 March 2017 02:02:44PM 1 point [-]

I'd be interested, but not interested enough to relocate.

Comment author: Bound_up 17 March 2017 01:27:56PM 1 point [-]

Absolutely. I've been looking into the different places looking to do something like this (like the Accelerator Project). Would definitely be interested in any similar things going on

Comment author: EStokes 17 March 2017 01:15:35PM 1 point [-]

i like the idea of living in ingroupy housing (insofar as i am correctly understanding it as also being suitable for people with low socialization satiety thresholds)

Comment author: SaxophonesAndViolets 17 March 2017 01:05:45PM 1 point [-]

I'm a 19-year-old Canadian at the moment and therefore can't realistically contribute, but this is exactly how I want to live and I would totally move to the Bay Area just for this.

Comment author: Rhaine 17 March 2017 11:14:13AM 1 point [-]

Not in the US and have no friends in the rationalist community, but I would consider moving to Bay (in some years) just for the sake of living in such a baugruppe

Comment author: magfrump 17 March 2017 06:11:11AM 1 point [-]

I would be interested but am not strongly socially connected to many rationalists in person so I would feel weird about living with them right away.

Comment author: KyleMatkat 17 March 2017 05:24:55AM 1 point [-]

I would be very interested in this starting in a year or two.

Comment author: Terdragon 17 March 2017 04:49:44AM 1 point [-]

Don't live in the Bay Area yet but am very much in favor.

Comment author: Rubix 17 March 2017 04:41:15AM 1 point [-]


Comment author: VAuroch 17 March 2017 04:37:59AM *  1 point [-]

Absolutely, would move immediately. Inconveniently I am currently at the "impoverished App Academy student" level.

Comment author: Mycroft65536 17 March 2017 04:30:41AM 1 point [-]


Comment author: quintopia 17 March 2017 04:26:40AM 1 point [-]

sounds cool. if i should happen to relocate to the west coast (a distinct possibility), i'd be interested.

Comment author: palladias 17 March 2017 04:22:25AM 1 point [-]

I am interested but not planning to move to the Bay Area. I might move to Hyattsville, though: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/fareforward/2014/03/this-is-what-we-do/

Comment author: Coscott 17 March 2017 04:01:14AM 1 point [-]

I am a very interested party. I am also interested in all things related to a child-friendly group house that is close to MIRICFAR.

Comment author: gbear605 17 March 2017 03:15:20AM 1 point [-]

I think that this is a great idea and would be theoretically interested in it in the future, but there's no chance I'll be living in the Bay Area in the next four years.

Comment author: blashimov 17 March 2017 03:01:49AM 1 point [-]

Like: Houston though

Comment author: wubbles 17 March 2017 02:12:02AM 1 point [-]

I am interested! Note that zoning might make this hard, but maybe we could buy adjacent bungalows and reconfigure them. Wasn't the bay supposed to be commune friendly?

Comment author: juliawise 17 March 2017 02:22:25AM 3 points [-]

N Street Cohousing in Davis CA is a classic example of this. http://nstreetcohousing.org/

Comment author: zerker2000 17 March 2017 01:54:39AM 1 point [-]

I am an interested party ^-^

Comment author: stevearc 26 March 2017 04:39:13AM 0 points [-]

I have wanted exactly this ever since I moved to the Bay Area. Definitely interested if this idea starts getting closer to reality!

Comment author: okay 25 March 2017 12:47:28AM 0 points [-]

I'm interested!

Comment author: ThoughtSpeed 20 March 2017 07:15:49PM 0 points [-]


Comment author: mayleaf 20 March 2017 01:11:43AM 0 points [-]

I am interested.

Comment author: oge 18 March 2017 11:42:14AM 0 points [-]

Hear! Hear!!

Comment author: Sniffnoy 17 March 2017 08:07:45PM 0 points [-]

I'm an interested party except for the whole "bay area" part. :P

Comment author: Gram_Stone 17 March 2017 01:29:19PM 0 points [-]

This is neat.

Comment author: diegocaleiro 17 March 2017 03:37:35AM *  0 points [-]

This sounds cool. Somehow it reminded me of an old, old essay by Russell on architecture.

It's not that relevant, so just if people are curious

Comment author: Aestrix 17 March 2017 02:23:51AM 0 points [-]

I like this idea, too.

Comment author: fubarobfusco 17 March 2017 02:17:03AM 0 points [-]

I think this idea is worth seeking.

Comment author: alexdewey 17 March 2017 01:55:17AM 0 points [-]

I like this idea.