What Is a Hippie Commune?


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A hippie commune is a group living arrangement in which property, food and sometimes income are shared in an attempt to develop a sense of community, mutual trust and friendship. Hippie communes became popular in the 1960s during the counterculture revolution, which arose primarily in American society.

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What Is a Hippie Commune?
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Hippies are individuals who adopted values that stemmed from opposition to the Vietnam War and established institutions in favor of non-violence and a back-to-the-land alternative lifestyle. A hippie commune, known as The Farm, is still in existence in Tennessee. It was the subject of a recent documentary in which the filmmakers claim they were not exposed to perfume, meat, TV or American popular culture while growing up on the commune.

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