What is this project about?

The community-tours empower an alternative economy based on trust and sharing. 
Travelling between ecovillages and other sustainable communities across Europe we connect them in a global gift-economy network.
Doing this, we bring products, experts and spare ressources from one community to the next place where they are needed.
Join us, grow and co-create the network with us!

In 2014 we started the first tour:
The buses rolled for 8 weeks and all experiences have been documented and published here on this website.

After that we started more tours and there are still more to come. You can use this website to organize a tour yourself, find people to take with you, that match your skills and interests and those of the places you want to visit.
You can already see the communities that want to be visited, see what they need and find something to offer for your stay. You will get food and accommodation and a good learning experience!

Use our powerful search for everything to find people, places, ressources, caravans, events and everything you need to make the gift-economy network reality!

You can ask communities to register on this website, to find the right people and things, when they need them!

Communities that want to be visited

Become a gift-economy ambassador for your community

  • Become a manager of resources, skills and opportunities
  • Recieve and offer gifts
  • Get support for your projects
  • Get inspired by other communites solutions

Join the busses

  • gain an inside view into the world of sustainable lifestyles
  • learn new skills and share yours
  • connect and inspire communities
  • Co-create the gift-economy network with us!

Announcements

Arne Bollinger at Feb. 2, 2015, 7:31 p.m.

Community-Tours Italy

Hello Community-Tourists!
In 2015 there will be a Community-Tours organized in Italy!
We have already people, busses, communities and a main organizer for this!
Still we need more of you pioneers to join our caravans and contact more communities in Italy to sign up here, so we can make more magic flow of resources and skilled people to where they are needed!
If you are interested, join this group:
http://community-tours.org/en/group/community-tours-italy/
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Arne Bollinger at Nov. 29, 2014, 2:24 p.m.

Bus for sale

We want to sell our Communibee,
she travelled bravely the 20.000km this summer from Berlin to Rumania, back and from Berlin to Portugal. Bumpy roads, beaches and highways, even crazy drivers, nothing was a problem for her!
Still we dont need her now in the winter time and we dont want to keep paying the taxes and insurance for our sleeping bee.
Also there is someone who would like to share the costs and the bus.
If you are interested, contact me here:
http://community-tours.org/en/messages/neu/arne/
Andrei Iuroaia at Sept. 26, 2014, 1:33 p.m.

Join me for a community tour in portugal, Spain and back to central Europe

Dear friends,
I am driving to Portugal on the 12th of October and have 3 places in my car.
I start from Schweibenalp community close to Brienz CH and I am willing to adjust my rout to pick you up if its reasonable. I want to split costs which will be around 100 euro depending if we are 4 people or less.
Actually I am starting another community-tour!
I will start travelling to PT from Iasi Romania stopping in Bucharest at the Transition Towns national gathering then on the 6th or 7th oct. I will go to the Green Phoenix conference in CH community Schweibenalp and then on the 12th I travel straight to Tamera community in south PT where I will be making the water retention landscape course from 13 to 26 oct.
After that I want to make a community tour of Portugal and Spain until mid November when I head back to central Europe. Probably south Germany for 2 or 3 weeks and then Berlin.
If you are interested in any part of it we need to talk and get to know each other a bit and see if our intentions and ways of being are synergetic.

What we aim to do is map communities and projects interested in collaboration through a gift culture and also map travelling groups interested in the same culture and - WHAM! - we have an emerging network that supports all those in it - it is open, decentralized, grass roots and resilient and FUN and personally EMPOWERING too! so let me know what you think, It is possible we will e a small caravan - others are still considering logistics and timing. Well wishes and hugs to all of you!
Arne Bollinger at Sept. 26, 2014, 1:31 p.m.

Community-Tours 2 goes Portugal

Delci, me and bee (our bus) need a bit more sun this year, in order to survive the coming winter. Sooooo, Portugal it is!

We plan to be on the road between 3.-21. oct., doing a chilled road trip through France, Spain and then Portugal, where we plan at least 1 week at the beach in Alentejo. Passing the Pyrenees, a beautiful natural thermal spring in N-spain, the abandoned village Finestras also in Spain and a great community in Portugal, Tribodar. (You can find them on our map)

If right now your heart is beating stronger and you feel like screaming, then you should probably join us! :) Either for the road trip or join us later directly in portugal at the beach...

Our most beautiful picture is a combination of travelling with friends and also time for ourselves, probably in portugal. Also a caravan would be fantastic!!

So write us (Communibee 1) anything that comes through your mind and we check if it fits. Also if you want to go visit friends/a community in portugal or want to send something, we are "in service" :)

Feel squeezed!
Arne and Delci
Arne Bollinger at July 15, 2014, 6:49 p.m.

meeting in the park

We are a suprisingly large group of 20 people meeting in the park of hasenheide to talk about the routes and caravans and enjoy our growing community! So beautiful!