“Today’s communes are a far cry from the free-loving, dope-smoking hippy havens of the Sixties. But can they really solve the problems of the modern world?” The Independent surveys some of England’s communes to find out if today’s projects propose a real solution to modern environmental and social problems. “These very modern pioneers seem to be providing invaluable new possibilities for housing, employment and industry in Britain. And if that isn’t incentive enough, Wimbush concludes, looking out of his window at the rolling countryside below, you might try asking yourself what’s really important.”
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