A “semi-nomad” is someone who is always ready to pull up roots and hit the road. Semi-nomads are based at nomadic communes or at protocommunes.

Semi-nomads are but temporary travelers passing through this world.

On this website, the term “nomad” when used alone always means “semi-nomad” unless otherwise noted.

What if a nomad is dissatisfied with life at the commune where they are nomading?

By definition, a nomad is someone able at all times to leave their commune within 24 hours of making a decision to leave — or of being asked to leave. So, he or she can pack up and move on. They can go to their backup location. Or they can hit the road.

Or they can give up the nomadic life and settle down.