Hidden away in sunny southwest Florida, GYMNOS is a retreat from the noisy, busy world. A spacious house, studio, workshop, post and beam barn, open pasture, citrus grove, vegetable garden and nature trails all support a dream of healthy, land-based self-sufficiency and welcoming hospitality. GYMNOS is on its way to becoming a small communal farm that functions as the temporary home for a new modern kind of primitive tribe. We are deeply committed to creating an alternative to the self-centered, money-based culture we feel is failing us humans, the earth, and all living things. If you really want to know what we believe and are trying to do, visit our TRIBE page next.
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The real magic of this little paradise, is its extraordinary beauty, peace and privacy. Set on five park-like acres where outdoor living 365 days a year is possible, GYMNOS is nature-oriented, naturist, and free-spirited. We love communicating with Nature and one another spiritually and physically. We laugh a lot, share chores, ideas, dreams and life struggles openly. And, yes, we run around naked! Our chance to live in community free of clothing and many of the other restrictions society tries to impose keeps this place open and non-judgmental, but also family friendly and respectful of others. An environment of learning, vulnerability and mutual help and support is important not just on the external level of sustainability, but also on the inner level where our need to love and be loved is valued as essential to a meaningful life.
The most important thing to us is the opportunity to be together in a shared life that is mindful so that we may live joyfully and compassionately. A major goal is to move back toward the land and simplicity. We want to become a real Tribe built on time-tested, primitive and more sustainable ways where members depend on one another, share things in common, and make decisions together. Open inquiry, dialog and honesty are how we interact. We are fully committed to this dream. Even though it's just two of us at the moment, we get new inquiries every day which is so exciting because we need more people! Two is a great start, but it's not a tribe. We have plenty of room for visitors, so come check us out and see if this might be a new start in a new way of living for you, or maybe you just need a little retreat time.
The link to the BLOG page is up, and you can email us through our CONTACT page to ask questions or to be added to the email list. We now have a presence on facebook as Gymnos Tribe - you can click the icon below to be taken there directly. Check back with us often as new photos and text are posted when time from outdoor activity allows. Our VISIT page includes photos and a way for you to contact us. Meanwhile, welcome, and may peace be with you!