What do you think of a community being set up with a structure similar to the Amish, but with a hippie type culture instead? A community of around a dozen households all within a few miles of each other, economically independent but regularly helping each other. Agreements about what technology to use, avoiding fossil fuels being a major goal; things like electric golf carts instead of buggies. Maybe developing a distinctive culture and style of dress, very different from the Amish style of course.
I think the most unique thing about this idea is the concept of everyone having homes that aren’t necessarily all on the same land tract.
Yeah, that’s the main structure difference; when you don’t live on the same land you’d need more other factors for it to be an intentional community. Limits to transportation technology is probably a big part of what keeps the Amish close-knit as a community.