Reviving nomadbase

I'm chatting with Gary St now. Good times. We're discussing ways to revive this website. He's hopefully going to edit this blog post to refine and add stuff.

Nomadbase documentary

Drupal 7 and cleanup

There was a Facebook messaging thread about this website and I got off my ass and did stuff. I finally actually upgraded this website to Drupal 7 (I did it last May as well, but with a copy, sometimes it's better to go about it Chuck Norris style). I also cleaned up a lot of things:

- Removed spam,
- disabled unused modules,
- deleted unused content types,
- simplified text formats (and enabled Markdown!)

I'm still working on cleaning up but I thought it was already good enough to add a blog post.


Nomadwiki is the new wiki we started to fill the gap between hitchwiki+trashwiki and wikivoyage. No expensive hotels or restaurants, but place for wild camping, cheap ass hostels, budget flights and things like that. Another new project worth mentioning is, a website about living without or with less money. Hope you like it.

Meanwhile itself hasn't moved much forward but Nomadwiki could be a good place for progress. If you know any public nomadbases, please start wiki articles about it, the Nomadbase article is a good starting point. And I'm always happy to help, you can contact me in several ways. is okay if you don't know any other way (just make sure to select another category than SPAM).

Reviving this website

Suddenly there was a splurge of nomadbase related activity. There are tons of ideas showing up at a nice piratepad and I'm talking about on a cohousing session at the ouisharefest in Paris. I'll start upgrading the site to Drupal 7 to now and ditch some unused things and add privatemsg.

ideas/ thoughts on CommonGround Collective?

Hey all. I'm trying to start a somewhat related idea called the CommonGround Collective and I would really appreciate your thoughts/support. We're buying land all over the world, and then all members of the collective can come and go as they please, with an additional goal of creating some awesome collaborative art projects/ hosting music festivals, etc. on Common Ground land. We're going to try to launch it on IndieGoGo soon, but I would really appreciate it if anybody had feedback on the idea or website (or if you want to help us get this together).

Semi-nomad base in North of Italy need support for continue to live and become nomad base

Since 2009, in Casale Monferrato, north west of Italy, 35.000 inhabitants, exist a very active almost-nomad base. It started from an idea of some local nomads and since 3 years, hosted almost 300 between volunteers and travellers.

Nomadbase in Tel Aviv

Casa Bhavani was just started in January 2012. Be welcome!

New nomadbase in Berlin

We have just recently opened a nomadbase in Berlin. Check it out:

the sort of base I'd like to help establish

I'm not in a position to offer people a base at the moment, but if I ever am the kind of base I would like to offer is described at . So, I'd like to invite feedback on what I wrote there.


New nomad base open in Romania

For five years now I've dreamed of renting a large flat in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and turning it into a nomad base. I've finally succeeded, and the place that I've decided to call the Cluj Caravanserai is now open to all nomadic travelers who want to come and discover this wonderful part of the world. The house is a bit empty and the first guests may have to overcome a few small challenges, but you'll be warmly welcome.

Essential items in Krotov's nomad bases

(This is the second post in my attempt to represent Anton Krotov's thought to an English-speaking audience by translating his LiveJournal posts.) Krotov often adopts faux-legal style in setting down guidelines for his domy dlja vsex, or "homes for everyone". The following (Russian original here) emphasizes the responsibility of each inhabitant of the house to ensure an uninterrupted food supply. REGULATION ON ESSENTIAL ITEMS In order to prevent famine and other deficiencies in the Houses of the Academy of Free Travel, it is established: to approve the list of essential items and materials, who must be in the AVP House at all times:

Krotov's nomad bases

The Russian hitchhiking guru and travel guide writer Anton Krotov has been implementing short-term nomad bases in various places for some time now. Over the years he has developed a systematic way of planning and maintaining these bases, which he recently announced on his LiveJournal. In order to bring these developments in the Russian-language nomadic community to the wider world, I've translated Krotov's long post. ABOUT THE "HOUSE FOR EVERYONE" PROJECT


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