DiscoverThe Minimalists Podcast277 | Unusual Living Arrangements
277 | Unusual Living Arrangements

277 | Unusual Living Arrangements

Update: 2021-03-022
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Joshua and Ryan talk about alternative living options—communal living, throuples, combined families, long-term singlehood, nomadic living—with the CEO and cofounder of Nourish Balance Thrive, Christopher Kelly, and they answer the following questions:

What is ancestral health? (03:20 )

What has likely caused our overall decline in health? (05:08

Is our current status quo of living arrangements in detrimental conflict with the natural order? (07:28 )

How do people continue to help the paradigm of the nuclear family work? (10:40 )

How do we set appropriate boundaries with roommates and ensure those boundaries are not crossed to prevent theft, property damage, and tense co-living environments? (11:59 )

What is Christopher’s communal living arrangement? (12:38 )

Why did Christopher adopt his communal living arrangement? (13:53 )

How does Christopher manage living with several different families? (15:34 )

What is ‘helicopter parenting’? (20:53 )

What is your definition of “commune”? (22:59 )

What are the pros and cons of unusual living arrangements in cultures that wholly embrace them? (28:36 )

What does the “WEIRD” acronym represent? (30:56 )

How do you define “solitude”? (32:40 )

What is Joshua’s living arrangement? (33:51 )

What is the ‘sweet spot’ regarding how many people you can live with? (35:25 )

Who created the monogamous nuclear family? (38:40 )

At what point does a group become a cult? (48:50 )

Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast

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277 | Unusual Living Arrangements

277 | Unusual Living Arrangements

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