40 Tweets about
Intentional Living
A topic by Tony Ennis

current pov: everyone’s first goal should be assembling their avengers; 4-7 core homies w/ aligned values, career, mission, and deep resonant vibes. everything else flows so naturally from a strong center-squad

8 months ago

People often tell me that their friend group talks about living near each other. And yet, almost none of them have successfully clustered their friend group yet. Here's how I got 22 of my friends to live within walking distance ✨ prigoose.substack.com/p/how-to-live-…

8 months ago

Would you live in a place like this as a single adult? Private studio apartment with shared kitchen, laundry, dining. Central courtyard. Maybe a library too. Why or why not? pic.twitter.com/YKnV0VJqxc

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8 months ago

These houses are designed to be easily collapsible and expandable, with the capability to be packed and shipped to any location. The process of folding and unfolding them can be completed in as little as 10 minutes. Credit @TechInsider pic.twitter.com/PDDAPO6eQl

9 months ago

How can you write a whole book about the problem of modern kids not being given the freedom of kids from yester-year & the problems which this then generates without factoring this fact into your equations of whats going on? pic.twitter.com/QtPUNk6oOa

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10 months ago

Things I see destroy the possibility of enduring local community: • Globalized career market (ppl move for better opportunities) • Globalized dating market (ppl move away for love) • Rent (ppl get priced out of neighborhoods) If u wanna build, u gotta handle these What else?

11 months ago

“how to make friends as an adult” I don’t want new friends I want my old friends in the same place as me

11 months ago

This is so true. Public halls were critical to society. They were the most basic tool of societal communication. twitter.com/dbessner/statu…

  • Decline of "halls"
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11 months ago

We need to build less car-first streets and more complete streets for everyone! pic.twitter.com/FBij3eU7Af

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12 months ago

I have become semi-obsessed with this subject. The car-dependent suburban lifestyle is ***so bad for kids***. They develop no spatial sense; they are utterly dependent on others to get anywhere; they have no freedom or autonomy. twitter.com/modacitylife/s…

12 months ago

starting an ongoing thread of my favorite 3rd spaces or "community living rooms" in San Francisco 🛋️ 📍Arcana - a bar x plant shop in the mission that hosts a line-up of local musicians. pic.twitter.com/2O3sTo22g6

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After 3 weeks of living in Europe I would like to admit I was wrong. Cities arent spiritually bankrupt wastelands, I only ever lived in North American ones and did not expect how incredible it is to live in cities that cater to the human experience

12 months ago

'Home ownership' is 74% the subconscious urge to isolate oneself from the negative affect of social interfacing. 22.6% a bid for status Mostly a made up psychological status war between you+yourself lol "My friends will come over" No They Won't Busy working on *their* House

about 1 year ago

And often, they're not looking to get maximum return on their space, they'd just like something nice downstairs for the neighborhood they live in and care about. It's a completely different mindset from a large commercial real estate company that results in a different townscape.

over 1 year ago

I'm looking to build a ranch compound on 10-30 acres in North Carolina & looking for inspiration. It'll be a place for our family & friends w/ homes, studio, sauna, gym, etc. Share any good builders or design inspiration. I'll start w/ some of my favorites 👇

over 1 year ago

Reminder that “your kids should leave home at 18” is a psyop by the central banks to make 10 ext. family members pay 10 rents/mortgages, 10 sets of utilities, 10 car payments, and 10 of every item needed for a home, plus entertainment and stress relief to cope with being alone.

almost 2 years ago

CA Senate Bill 9 allows up to 4 homes in most single-family zones, regardless of local zoning. You can use #SB9 to split your lot, add a 2nd home to a lot, or both (split lot & have 2 homes on each lot for total of 4). Here's a how-to guide & thread: sites.google.com/view/alfredtwu… 1/ pic.twitter.com/lRHqdFOxdB

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  • Person A buys a single family home
  • Person A splits the lot
  • Person B buys the new lot and builds a home
  • Person C builds an ADU on Person A’s lot (perhaps shared via an LLC or TIC?)
  • Person D builds an ADU on Person B’s lot
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about 2 years ago

“Dutch children are among the happiest on the planet. In this book, the authors explain that regular cycling to school and playing in public spaces contribute to their development and good health.” — @Lelievre_Adrien. Those things make adults happier too. #UrbanistBookClub pic.twitter.com/uhpEhjx1R8

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about 2 years ago

what would be a great US city to visit for a few months for remote work? something smallish, affordable, weather and insects that doesn't try to kill you, walkable?

about 2 years ago

<<Why I am focused on village-building right now>> [Thread] We want to follow through on our ambitions while raising kids well. Most of us are ignoring how impossible this is amidst modernity.

about 2 years ago

One of my long term goals in life is to have a circle of deep local friends – people within walking distance you can drop in on any given evening. Seems really hard.

  • So interesting to start to see this sentiment starting to be expressed more - this is a re-wording of my life goal: "To not to schedule leisure time with friends"
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about 2 years ago

don't want a farm with my friends, just that college feeling where everyone lived in walking distance and you could hang out with people without a week of negotiating around a fucking doodle

about 2 years ago

This morning, after years of work by hundreds of Portlanders, 4plexes, mixed-income 6plexes, double ADUs, big group homes & backyard RVs became legal almost everywhere in town. I got @nbrhoodwrkshop & @alfred_twu to help show what's likely to happen next. sightline.org/2021/08/01/we-… pic.twitter.com/hjVirGhecj

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about 2 years ago

7. Christopher Alexander described ideal places to live as interlocking fingers of farmland and urbanization. After ten years of trying to create social density in the pastoral, I decided that I have a better shot of bringing the pastoral to the urban experience.

about 2 years ago

I've tried this. If you can make it work, it's deeply satisfying to share resources and build dependency on friends/neighbors. The major blockers preventing this particular model of a bunch of friends buying land together are ... (thread) twitter.com/EstherR_And/st…

about 2 years ago

Literally every person I talk to who is in the 28-45 age range is advocating for this idea I think we're seeing an emergent cultural movement that hasn't quite found its hook yet When someone solves the coordination problem, I could see this exploding--but no one has solved it twitter.com/EstherR_And/st…

about 2 years ago

All millennials want is 3-4 friends to jointly purchase 5+ acres of land with, build individual dwellings on, then regenerate/farm. It’s me, I’m millennial.

about 2 years ago

Prediction: Within 5 years, a company (then worth BILLIONS) will build suburban housing developments designed SPECIFICALLY for remote work. You'll have a large affordable house, backyard, & pool, & simply walk across the street with your neighbors to go to your coworking space.

about 2 years ago

This whole town is approx. 6 acres and has <800 people living in it. If somebody were to buy ~50 acres somewhere in the North Bay with a nice 6-acre hilltop area and build a community like this, I bet it would fill up fast. pic.twitter.com/9PDO8S7yfN twitter.com/wrathofgnon/st…

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over 2 years ago