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11 Principles


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11 Principles


Nest Is Based on 11 Principles that guide our community and events.


PARTICIPATION

Get involved – Nest is what we make it

The more you put in, the more you get out. This is not a space for sitting out on the sidelines. Jump in, break boundaries and contribute to the tapestry of this rich and supportive environment.


RADICAL SELF-Reliance

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU, MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY

From food, water, rest and warmth to emotional support & grounding - you need to take care of yourself. Give yourself what you need. Ask others for help when you need it.


LEAVE NO TRACE

From dust to dust, we leave only footprints

We care for the environment and we take care of our home. We clean up after ourselves; we leave nothing behind; we leave no trace we were there.


RADICAL INCLUSION

Everyone is welcome

We welcome everyone for their unique contribution. Include others as you want to be included: with respect, consideration and tolerance.

IMMEDIACY

Make now count

Be here now. Make now count. All this will soon be gone, so enjoy now. Experience, participate, be. This is all there is, and you are exactly where you need to be.

EDUCATION

Each one teach one

We celebrate and recognise the value of our collective knowledge, skills and experiences. We seek opportunities to share and build upon this fundamental pillar of our community.


COMMUNAL EFFORT

Together we are stronger

We value cooperation and collaboration. A collection of self-reliant individuals, we work together to create a force far stronger than the sum of our parts.


CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY

Part of something larger

We recognise that our community forms part of a wider populace. We seek to engage with, benefit from and contribute to the mechanisms of civil society. We take back home what we find and create at Nest.


NO COMMERCE

Forget about money – there’s nothing to buy

We enjoy a respite from financial exchange. Instead, we engage in an economy that explores the value of gifting, kindness, cooperation and participation beyond monetary reward.



SELF-EXPRESSION

THE FREEDOM TO BE YOURSELF

Nest provides a blank canvas - welcoming, supportive and ready for you and your creative energy. You have the freedom to be yourself. Become who you are.



Gifting

Devotion to the act of gift giving

The value of a gift is unconditional, whether it be an act of kindness or a  material object. Gifting freely does not oblige any return in kind.  


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