Buenavida, is a budding intentional community with plans to be populated by a mix of singles and small families from a wide variety of backgrounds, willing to share property and responsibilities to attain a higher quality of living in a healthy, gregarious environment.
An intentional community is loosely defined as a planned residential community designed to have a high degree of social cohesion and teamwork. There are many variations, but shared resources, expenses and responsibilities are common as well as the goal of working together rather than in hierarchy or competition. The contemporary version of intentional communities originated in the 1960s in Denmark with cohousing.
Buenavida will be entirely secular and aims to attract people with diverse talents, skills and professions who have a proclivity for gardening, eating well, taking care of their bodies and respect for others.