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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Story of Taylor Camp: A Hippie Tree House Village Community

                                        Good Day World!

First off, thanks to my good friend Carl from the friendly City of Fortuna, California, for sending me the link to the following article. It’s about this hippie community in Hawaii who explored the world of free living. The documentary describes hippies, surfers and troubled Vietnam vets who flocked to join and built a clothing-optional, pot-friendly tree house village on Kauai’s North Shore.

Through the late sixties and seventies, Taylor Camp was the epitome of the hippie dream; free love, nudism, sex, drugs and rock & roll in an idyllic tropical setting.

Interestingly enough, when my wife and I went to Kauai in 2008, there were no signs of this little community or it’s inhabitants. They just faded away with time and age…and now you can get a feeling for what it was like back in “the day!”

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“Taylor Camp“ is a feature-length documentary, set on Kauai in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The film follows the exploits of famous Taylor Camp, the Hawaiian hippie commune founded by Elizabeth Taylor’s brother, Howard, in the late sixties.
In 1969, Howard Taylor bailed out a band of 13 young Mainlanders jailed on Kauai for vagrancy and invited this rag-tag tribe of men, women and children to camp on his oceanfront land, forming an hippie tree house village that lasted until 1977.
 The whole story here

Time for me to walk on down the road…

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