Ran across this: [Link]
This was second (?) time around. These sorts of things were springing up starting in the ’60’s. Except the they were called co-ops. Commune was a bit too containment for Alibam.
We called ours a kibbutz
kibbutz n 1: a collective farm or settlement owned by its members in modern Israel; children are reared collectively
Of course, being the ’60’s, when the BIG NEW technology was birth control medications – and lasers!, of course! – avoiding children was paramount. Mostly because you can’t get through grad schule with kids.
I think we got the idea from some physics kibbutz in Israel.