Hi (new here. probably about to ask some dumb questions!)
Do communities sometimes look for persons with a specific skill-set?
In my case, I’m a guitar/music teacher and although I’m kind of at the point where I’d be willing to give it all up to live somewhere safe (- that seems like it has a future - instead of life as it is now, not knowing if I’ll be homeless next month or the month after) and be happy working on the land (or for whatever the community’s income generating model is). It would be great if I could find somewhere where I can still do what I love.
If you know where I might look to find out if there’s a way to find that kind of info - please let me know.
ok. Love you. Bye
In many communities people continue to do dayjobs, particularly in cohousing communities, but also in some other intentional community models too. So it shouldn’t be a problem in most situations for you to keep teaching. Perhaps whatever community you join will enjoy having you teach people within it for barter, teach the kids, do concerts for barter, etc.
The only type of community model I can think of off the top of my head which would mean giving up your dayjob would be in a situation in which everyone works on the land itself/runs the general store within the community, etc., a self-sustaining situation where the work done is only within the community itself. But most intentional communities aren’t like that, as far as I’ve observed in my learning so far.