After just having a delicious dinner with a neighbor--the first time I've ever done this with someone who doesn't live adjacent to me--I'm really into this 'wanna build a commune' group.
It's about building community where you live one baby step at a time. It doesn't matter if you live in suburbia or in the city or some combination of the two--there are interesting ideas for us all. Including: build a shared compost bin, have weekly potlucks, combine eldercare with childcare, share extra storage space...SO much, SO basic. SO necessary.