Most unusual retirement communities: There’s something for everyone

Hippies

Rocinate is a retirement community in Summertown, Tenn. for aging hippies. The 100-acre community is named after Don Quixote’s horse. Residents must build or buy their own cabin (which should cost $30,000 to build a one-bedroom cabin, the site says) and be able to support themselves.

It’s website says that “Rocinante’s specialty is making good, loving attention available to the beginnings and endings of life. Midwives bring unique value to the death process; they know so much about how ‘good energy’ can be used to make major transitional experiences proceed naturally and in good spirits. And it can be joyful for the elderly and dying to be aware of the new life around them.

Imagehttp://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/06/travel/escapes/06retire.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Summertown, Tennessee, USA
Rocinante

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6 responses to this post.

  1. How about assisted living facility specifically for old hippies, complete with the art, decor, music, and attitude. Might as well make it in a pot legal state, lol. First thought of this when friend told me the facility his dad is in won’t allow residents to go to the kitchen for a midnight snack! That’s just wrong.

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  2. Posted by Heidi on April 27, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Please see what we do…thresholdchoir.org. Love your concept!

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  3. Posted by Pamela on April 27, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    I love this idea. If I hadn’t already bought my “retirement” place, I’d really consider this. What a wonderful way to head into and out of the golden years.

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  4. Posted by Jeanne Quillen on April 28, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Is this associated with The Farm?

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  5. The link under the picture doesn’t work, so here’s an article about it.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/06/travel/escapes/06retire.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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  6. Thanks for that swedessK, Replaced the old link with yours.

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