In addition to tours of Twin Oaks Community, there will be tours and open houses at other local communities. The times listed below are from our 2023 event program, it’s likely they will change for 2024.

Tours of Twin Oaks Community 

Friday 4pm-6pm,
Saturday 1pm-3pm
Saturday 4pm-6pm
Sunday 9am-11am

Twin Oaks is the country’s oldest and largest secular, income-sharing, intentional community. Get an extensive look and an understanding of how this unique model of cooperative living functions. Tours involve significant walking, we suggest wearing comfortable shoes and bringing a water bottle. Meet at the Registration Tent

Tour of Living Energy Farm (LEF)

Sunday, 1pm-4pm, carpool from conference site to LEF

Louisa County has had several new communities start over the last few years. Living Energy Farm aims to be a fossil fuel free community. Spend some time Sunday evening at one or more, find out what life in a new community is like, and get inspired.

Tour, dinner and activities at Acorn Community

Sunday, 5:00 – 9:30pm
Acorn CommunityThere is a shuttle service for travel to and from Acorn Community, see the Shuttle Schedule posting on the bulletin board. Tours will be available at Acorn beginning between 5pm and 6pm. Meet your tour guides in the volleyball court, next to the parking lot. Tours will include our business (Southern Exposure Seed Exchange), gardens, and community buildings, with a different focus depending on your requests and the tour guide’s inclinations. We will serve dinner around 6:30pm, and light a bonfire when it gets dark. Feel encouraged to bring musical instruments and games. Activities at Acorn end at 9:30pm

Cambia Community will be hosting the Monday program, and also offering self-guided tours throughout the weekend.  It’s only 2 miles from the conference site.