Maintaining a community requires that we hold a balance between the group and the individual. Both our constitution and our management processes are striving to hold this balance. We recognise the importance of building common values and understandings, and community structures, and we recognise that many roles and functions are best individualised.
Thus, individuals (and families) have their own autonomy on their house sites just like any other ‘normal’ village, as long as they follow the covenants of the lease, e.g. the energy-efficiency and waste-disposal policies established by the community.
Villagers also have the option of leasing further resources or work spaces as individual businesses or as cooperatives.