SHE New York City

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She stands for Sustainable Hospitality Exchange.

SHE in NEW YORK is a proposal for a gathering to discuss nomadism in New York .

For more information about SHE in US, see also the Formerly Unanswered Questions.


5-6th of December 2009


Friday, 4th from 19.00 pm until 12 pm come and join the pre-gathering at the Brooklyn Urban Sanctuary

we will go for a dumpster dive tour in the Park Slope neighborhood, cook together and chat about nomadism.

Saturday, 5th from 11.00 am until 18.00 we will meet at the Urban Sanctuary for the gathering. Food provided. Donation suggested $20 (if you cannot afford it, pay as you wish).

Saturday evening: social activities

Sunday, 6th from 12.00 am until 18.00 the gathering will move to Staten Island, at Ganas, a well established intentional living community. Dinner provided for $8 (if you cannot afford it, pay as you wish).


on Saturday night 3-4 people at the Brooklyn Urban Sanctuary; 3-4 people at the Open Nest (Brooklyn, walking distance from the Sanctuary)

6 more people in other locations in Brooklyn

"Sunday night" 10 people at Ganas


  • Trashwiki: [1], Dumpster Diving, potluck.

Also Ganas offered an $8 dinner which could turn useful if everyone joins.


What would we like to accomplish?

  • Spread the idea of a 'nomadbase'
  • Report on the results of Sustainable Hospitality Exchange conference in Berlin
  • Think about types of online network of hospitality for people traveling for long term, neo-nomads and alike
  • Create business strategy based on gift economy to sustain nomad bases
  • Think about systems of references for nomads and bases
  • Practice Open Space, facilitation and consensus
  • Exchange experiences of sustainable living while traveling
  • Network people interested in these topics in the United States

Aimed results

  • Achieve consensus on one of the proposed model
  • Create a list of different models of nomadic bases and intentional living practices
  • Create a list of potential nomad bases in New York
  • Create a core working group in NY
  • Create long lasting connections between participants


Who are the neo-nomads? How do we travel? How do we survive on budget? How do we deal with borders? And foremost, how can we live together, learn, share, take decisions and cooperate? What are the experiences in United States and how do they differ/are similar to Europe?

A loose network of nomads, long term travelers, hackers, facilitators and hospitality exchange addicts is hosting a conference on (postmodern/neo)nomadic culture, with a strong focus on setting up spaces/bases/places that are open for nomads. The conference takes place in Berlin at the end of November. See

As a follow up of this conference, a gathering has been set up in New York on the 5-6th of December. Hosted by Ganas, a well established intentional living community located in Staten Island, SHE in NYC has the goal of promoting neo-nomadic culture, long term traveling and the creation/connection of nomadic bases through brainstorming and sharing experiences from the field.

To discuss about these topics, we want to bring together:

  • Nomadic travelers and nomadic workers
  • Full-time Hospitality Hosts
  • People interested in long term hospitality
  • People interested in nomad culture
  • People interested in Open Space and facilitation
  • People interested setting up Real Social Networks
  • People who live in larger shared houses intentional communities
  • People interested in freeganism and utopias
  • People interested in sharing skills on the topics mentioned above

Nomads living outside NY are invited to join and will be hosted at Ganas (up to 10 people). We hope to find hosts for the rest of the participants in NYC area.

For nomadic base we refer to any space in which long term travelers who believe in hospitality exchange can rest without feeling hosted. And where their participation to the base is essential.

Structure of the gathering

Friday, 4th: 19 pm Pre-meeting at Brooklyn Urban Sanctuary with people from New York area and participants of the gathering to get to know each other and dumpster diving.

Saturday, 5th 12.00 pm: meeting Brooklyn Urban Sanctuary Nomads and long term hosts get to know each other

12.00-13.00pm Brunch

13.30 Introduction to the nomad base concept and report of the conference SHE in Berlin

14.00 A plenary session for our Open Space agenda-setting. We sit in a circle, introduction to the day and open space process, do a round of people (introduce yourself and share your intentions of why you are here) and set the agenda.

15.30 Open Space Sessions 1 + 2

18.00 Plenary session

after 22.00: Social activities

Sunday, 6th

12 am: meeting at Ganas, cooking together

14.00 A plenary session for our Open Space agenda-setting. We sit in a circle, introduction to the day and open space process, do a round of people (introduce yourself and share your intentions of why you are here) and set the agenda.

15.30 Open Space Sessions 3 + 4

17.30 Plenary session

18.00 Dinner with Ganas members

20.00 Conclusions

How to participate

Sign up on

Signup for the US e-maillist and introduce yourself ( also please add a link to hospitality exchange network, your website or other social networks) by sending an e-mail to [email protected]

More Info

Call for participation