travelers the art of sailing and make ecological transport and navigation based on collective living more accessible.
and spread artistic expressions and various knowledge in the visited islands and self-sustain ourselves as much as possible with our art.
The AWSC vision is to create a space for travelers to experience community living on sea, learn sailing skills and develop artistic talents as a group. The objective is to create a worldwide fleet of community boats, making ocean travel accessible to the modern nomads.
Traveling aboard Starseeker or one of our community boats means:
AWSC started in January 2014 as an independant nd experimental project. Until now the fleets and/or vessels are still managing themselves independantly, agreeing on certain guidelines. Our objective to experiment for ourselves a different and alternative way to travel and to live in a community with a nomad lifestyle.
Our vision is that this structure, mixing travel and community living, inspires more and more people to gather; sailors, travelers, visionaries, artists, idealists, etc, and to spread the idea of communally owned and sustained sailing vessels around the globe.
There is a forum that allows people to communicate on various topics concerning alternative sailing:
WHAT MEANS TRAVELING ON A COMMUNITY BOAT..
-Spreading the knowledge of the ocean. Learn how to become a experienced sailor, living with a shared responsibility of the vessel and its crew's safety.
-Experimenting the travel on sea, learn how to read the sky through the stars and the clouds, understanding the wind and swell, interact with the elements.
-Sharing your knowledge so that everyday on the boat is a learning day, where everyone offers and assists to different workshops such as language class, music basics, macrame, sailing yoga, motor maintenance, etc.
-Sharing a space where true communication, trust and mutual help is necessary as it is a limited space and reproduces the needs of a 'micro-society'.
-Living with values of respect and harmony for the environnement, by transporting ourselves with the natural elements, self-sustaining as much as possible on the energetic plan, water and food resources and by recycling material and food on land.
Traveling on a community sailboat allows us to be nomad in a way that limits our ecological footprint, offers a space to live together as a family and where there is place to exploit our artistic potential together. Then as a group we are able to offer shows wherever we travel, wich is a great way to interact with the locals and gives us the opportunity to share this alternative culture around the world and self-sustain ourselves financially.
the onland alternative and eco-responsible communities by creating a network of commune-boats.
unwanted and unused boats to give them a second life; recycle material, goods and food and live as much as possible in a sustainable way.