Well it takes a community. I think especially for the BROKE BOOMERS. "intentional villages" and "Communities International" are ways BOOMERS can get together and share their knowledge and experience to create a sustainable existence for the group, both ecological and economic existence.
Maybe like http://www.earthaven.org/
OR Findhorn Scotland
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia;
Findhorn Ecovillage is an experimental architectural community project based at The Park, in Moray, Scotland, near the village of Findhorn. The project's main aim is to demonstrate a sustainable development in environmental, social, and economic terms. Work began in the early 1980s under the auspices of the Findhorn Foundation but now includes a wide diversity of organisations and activities. Numerous different ecological techniques are in use, and the project has won a variety of awards, including the UN-Habitat Best Practice Designation in 1998.'
And EcoVillage at Ithaca. Which has Three Cohousing Neighborhoods.
And closer to home, Dancing Rabbit an ecovillage near Rutledge, Missouri, USA.
The word COMMUNE could be CO-OP. That might sound more comfortable.
and ECO Village should be ECOLOGIC and ECONOMIC.