Hippies often claimed they were out to change the world, to live differently and do their best to help the planet and its people. But many hippies were really just in it to be part of a scene, digging the music and the endless parties until they decided to go square and raise a family in the suburbs.
But those flower children who actually embodied the hippie dream had some really far out stuff going on, from the fabulous freakout estates of Ken Kesey to the Haight-Ashbury urban communal art and music scene.
And then there was that Taylor Camp bunch who decided life looked looked a whole lot better when viewed from a house in the trees.
Those who called Taylor Camp home were living the dream- they had no rules, no need for money, people came and went as they pleased, and nobody was ever forced to wear clothes.
Hawaii-based photographer John Wehrheim captured the Taylor camp scene from the inside, sharing images both intimate and journalistic that show us how the estate of Howard Taylor came to embody the hippie ideal.
See A Look At Life Inside A 1969 Hippie Tree House Village In Hawaii here (contains NSFW imagery)