Anarchist Housing Collective Outbids Developer in Detroit

A self-described "anarchist housing collective" where members live a communal life sharing expenses as they occasionally host live music shows has successfully outbid a land developer trying to buy lots next door for new apartments.

The anarchist group, known as Trumbullplex, owns a pair of Victorian-era houses and a performance space at 4210 Trumbull in the Woodbridge neighborhood, next to the lots. For  decades, the group has used one of the city-owned parcels as a gathering spot with greenery, fruit trees, a fire pit and parking for a painted blue school bus.

Many of the collective's 11 residents consider themselves anarchists because they don't believe in government and yearn for a stateless society. The group says it has tried for years to buy the lot, but the city said the land wasn't available.

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