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Communes in Peru?

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:24 pm
by woodchuck
Does Peru have a history with communes/communal living?
If so, are the communes still functioning or what happened?
Do you know anyone who lived/lives in a commune in Peru?
Thanks in advance for your help.

Re: Communes in Peru?

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:27 pm
by Slippin' Jimmy
woodchuck wrote:Does Peru have a history with communes/communal living?
If so, are the communes still functioning or what happened?
Do you know anyone who lived/lives in a commune in Peru?
Thanks in advance for your help.


Isn't that similar to a hostel?
A bunch of unwashed backpackers sharing a toilet and shacking up together?

Re: Communes in Peru?

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:40 pm
by Wiracocha
Woody,
I think there is still a German commune a little out of Lamas.( In the north)
I would also imagine that there could be in Oxapampa...but not sure.
Cheers,
W

Re: Communes in Peru?

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:03 pm
by Formidable 1
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:
woodchuck wrote:Does Peru have a history with communes/communal living?
If so, are the communes still functioning or what happened?
Do you know anyone who lived/lives in a commune in Peru?
Thanks in advance for your help.


Isn't that similar to a hostel?
A bunch of unwashed backpackers sharing a toilet and shacking up together?


I always thought communes were some type of hippy, commie outfit.

Re: Communes in Peru?

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:18 am
by windsportinperu
Some areas of Peru still has a tradition of working as a community. It is in The Andes - Sierra del Peru. It is not exactly the same concept as in the Western Civilization as "commune" but has some similarities

They are a "Comunidad Campesina" and work together as a community . For example maintenance of roads, irrigation canal, organization for the production of the same type of crops, etc . The property of the Land belongs to they all together

There are another groups of "Comunidad Campesina" in the Coast but they have lost the "work together" tradition as in the Sierra

The "work together" attitude is a natural concept in Peru. It belongs to the Inca Civilization and has a proper quechua name as MINKA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv95gf56hqo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKAi_KT8ZmU