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April 9, 2006 11:06 PM   Subscribe

Tribe wanted. Help needed in tropical island paradise. (better like the Limeys/Poms) via
posted by johnny7 (18 comments total)
I dunno, maybe I'm not "green" enough, but when I show up at an island paradise, the last thing I want to do is spend my vacation time doing hard manual labor, which it seems, will be a chief constituent of life on the island.
posted by Parannoyed at 11:26 PM on April 9, 2006

I don't think the pay is anywhere near what I need.
posted by fenriq at 11:57 PM on April 9, 2006

Seems a bit like a glorified timeshare to me. Am I missing something?
posted by jaysus chris at 12:05 AM on April 10, 2006

Am I missing something?

You are probably missing the concept that the founders live it up on the island full time, on your money.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:51 AM on April 10, 2006

The picture-perfect PR web makes me sick.
posted by Laotic at 3:30 AM on April 10, 2006

While the idea of a sustainable lifestyle on an island paradise is sound and many tropical islands *were* sustainable before the advent of western civilisation, the spread of western vermin & disease, and globalisation, I really don't see how that is really possible by flying to an island 1000's of miles from your home for a maximum of 3 weeks and paying hundreds of dollars for the privilege. I would be impressed and surprised if the locals use the funds generated for true sustainability. The way the blurb goes on about beers & hyammocks sounds to me like there's going to be alot of importation. Myeeeaahhh, whatever...
posted by wildilocks at 4:23 AM on April 10, 2006

This sounds pretty lame. Hidden village? Pirate's cave? Come on.
posted by borkingchikapa at 5:53 AM on April 10, 2006

This is a brilliant idea. With a sickeningly sweet website. Get suckers to pay you money to come and visit you on your island. Give them manual labor jobs during their vactation. Profit!!!
posted by zpousman at 6:26 AM on April 10, 2006

Yeah, it stoked the fires of my alternative community dreams for about 30 seconds until my brain fully processed the website. And then when I realized it wasnt' a "come live here" thing, but really a vacation spot... I lost all interest.
posted by illovich at 7:33 AM on April 10, 2006

I'd actually enjoy this if someone else paid for it. It's like summer camp for bored adults.
posted by Plinko at 7:33 AM on April 10, 2006

After 20+ years in my neighborhood, I finally feel comfortable, and really like my neighbors. This is my level of engagement. I don't like humans nearly well enough to "do a tribe" for recreation. Imagine, a supermarket that you cannot escape, neighbors without fences, government in your face, and confinement to a 12 block square area. Even with outrageous landscaping, and a swim pass I wouldn't find this appealing.
posted by Oyéah at 7:58 AM on April 10, 2006

This website answers the question, "If I throw enough money at the problem, can I become a unique individualist?"
posted by Meatbomb at 8:39 AM on April 10, 2006

Meatbomb : "This website answers the question, 'If I throw enough money at the problem, can I become a unique individualist?'"

The answer being "If you have that much money, you'd probably rather join a tribe"?
posted by Bugbread at 9:12 AM on April 10, 2006

This is a fantastic idea, and one my friends and I had tossed around in moments of weakness and/or desperation.. Except our version also includes various dirigibles and at least one submarine.

At least now we'll have a blueprint for how [not] to make it work.

Still, it is tantalizing. How much is a flight to fiji these days?
posted by phylum sinter at 9:39 AM on April 10, 2006

I flew to fiji about two years ago for $1200 from L.A.
posted by crickets at 12:27 PM on April 10, 2006

'eh. Wake me for Biketopia. 'k, thnx.
posted by Skwirl at 1:07 PM on April 10, 2006

Does it come complete with hatch and Others?
posted by goofyfoot at 2:21 PM on April 10, 2006

Do they have high speed internet connection? If so, I'm totally there!
posted by Balisong at 5:29 PM on April 10, 2006

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