The Best of Social Anarchism :

The Roundhouse Co-op

A possible alternative to the nuclear family, communal family, and “free association” formats

The full article is not available online, but the summary abstract is included below for reference.

In another account of communal living, William Walker describes a scenario called the roundhouse co-op, in which small groups of people share space, property, child-rearing and even sexual partners on a rotating basis. As with many other valid organizational structures for a commune, the roundhouse format comes with its own issues and constraints, and maintaining an optimal size group can be a delicate task.

Originally published in issue 13.

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