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Soundjourney - a touching gift-experience

written by Delciza Naghiu on Dec. 27, 2015, 3:43 p.m. in ecobasa

Our friends from Tagtraum are offering soundjourneys on a regular basis in Berlin. Based on a "free-price" they create much more than a service - deep moments, connections, relationships and community, well, things you can not buy. This amazing project shows all the magic of gift-economy, it's just priceless!
It's also the perfect gift that you can offer to a friend: either on his/her birthday, while visiting berlin or as a surprise on any normal day, making it ...

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Gift-economy coffee shop

written by Arne Bollinger on Dec. 23, 2015, 12:03 p.m. in ecobasa

Our friends from Erste Sahne have a little coffee shop in the Schillerkietz in Berlin. 
We met them on our various events and last year they gave us vouchers for cakes at their place to support our gift-economy campaign.
This year we used some of the vouchers to invite some ecobasa supporters and friends for coffee and cake. Of course some of our team chose to pay for the next person who orders a coffee, so we started a suspended ...

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Community-Tours: a gift-economy experience

written by Arne Bollinger on Dec. 15, 2015, 9:53 a.m. in ecobasa

In 2014 we organized some Community-Tours between two Communities-Convergences in order to test the concepts as a prototype, to collect more feedback and add improvements and to document everything to show you how it looks like and how you can organise it yourself.

This is a little documentary that we cut together. We will take you with us on our Summer 2014 through the gift-economy communities we visited. Very inspiring places and people! 
It is not really finished, as there ...

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Gift: The Red Pill

written by Arne Bollinger on Dec. 9, 2015, 11:02 a.m. in ecobasa

This gift is a strong one. It is like the red pill from the movie the matrix. It summarizes very well some urgent aspects of our reality that really make sense changing.
It just makes sense that YOU change them. Be the change you want to see, the choice is yours!

Here on ecobasa we provide the tools to start living a different life or to be better off and connected to other sustainable communities, if you are already living ...

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Short documentary about gift-economy commmunities

written by Arne Bollinger on Dec. 7, 2015, 12:21 p.m. in ecobasa

Yes they exist – sustainable communities that work with or are based on gift-economy. It is so inspiring to see the beauty of these places and the way they work.
It totally makes sense if you live in a community to use gift-economy, because it is the most holistically sustainable thing you can do. And it makes sense in a gift-economy to live in community, because this is the most holistically sustainable thing to do :) 

ecobasa's work of connecting these ...

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How to start gift-economy in your neighborhood

written by Arne Bollinger on Dec. 5, 2015, 11:51 a.m. in ecobasa

This little feature film shows how a couple that got inspired from the traditional ways they experienced in nepal started to introduce gift-economy in their neighborhood.

It is so easy to do and after the initial scepticism it just feels so natural and heart warming. We hope this can get you inspired to start a little act of free giving yourself, just to get to know the warm feelings and start a chain of reactions :) Please don't hesitate to ...

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