From left to right: Bob Henninge, Rebecca Dale, Marty Zinn, and Pete Hill, four original members of Currents, enjoy a violin performance from Hannah Simoneti, who is a new exploring membes planning to move to the property. Oct. 25, 2014.
This photo was taken in 1980s, when members of Currents built the second house on a hill opposite the original barn house.
Mary Ann Westendorf, the organizer of Amesville Township's talent show, brings food to Pete Hill, who has trouble walking. Oct. 18, 2014.
Justin Reynolds, Adae Reynolds' son, hits a piñata at Zaiyanna's birthday party. Amalia and Eric follow Spanish traditions in their home. Oct. 16, 2014.
Eddie Kruse plants vegetables in the garden with a new exploring member, Josh Herzer, who will move into the community in 2015 with his wife Jane Krose. Eddie Kruse is one of the five original members. He has lived here for more than 30 years. Oct. 19, 2014.
Roger Wilkens designed his house and built a water heating system inside of it. Community members organize a luau in front of Roger's house every summer.
Roger Wilkens is dedicated to grassroots renewable energy organizations in Ohio. He has been interested in cooperative living since he was teenager. One of his green energy projects focuses on electricity aggregation in counties near Athens, Ohio.
Laura Moorhead moved into Currents five years ago with her husband, Joseph Hazelbaker. She raised chickens and bees on the land. Their youngest daughter, Noelle, loves her African-American baby doll.
Laura Moorhead tried homeschooling her children, but then she discovered a private school in Cincinnati that follows Waldorf teaching principles. Waldorf education centers around nurturing the whole child in a creative, loving, and happy environment. Its philosophy encourages individual growth at each child's unique rate.
Marty Zinn and Pete Hill became established members of Currents in 1981. After traveling in Hawaii and Micronesia for four months, they decided to organize a luau for Currents. It has lasted all these years. Every summer, the luau attracts farmers, college students, activists, and all kinds of people.
Bob Henninge is the builder of Currents. He enjoys the close relationship between nature in his community. Bob has a great passion for building houses; he believes it's his calling in life.
After decorating, Amalia and Eric moved into this old house with two kids while Bob was building his new house for other new exploring members.
A few days before this photo was taken, Zaiyanna Benson celebrated her fourth birthday. In 2012, she and her parents moved from Michigan to Currents. Zaiyanna's 2-year-old brother, Shanti, was born in the community.
The incorporated community began with a shabby barn in Amesville Township. Years later and after a remodel, the house now has a second floor. Eric and Amalia Benson's family brings new energy to the old house.
Terra Moore takes her granddaughter, Zaiyanna, and family friend Autumn on a hike and a picnic in the woods.
Terra Moore helped delivery her grandson, Shanti Benson, during a water birth in Currents. Every new life brings happiness and energy to the community.
Terra Moore used to be an investigative reporter for the anti-fracking movement. She is also involved with children's and human rights activities.
Amalia Benson prepares vegetables to sell at a farmer's market on a Saturday morning in Athens, Ohio. She and her husband, Eric, take care of the majority of the gardens at Currents.
Amalia and Eric Benson feel grateful that the earth gives them food; they believe that human beings should take good care of the earth.