In the wider emerging church movement we see experiments with a new monasticism and with intentional communities, often drawing on Anabaptist or Mennonite roots.
Interesting in this regard for Episcopalians is Article 38 of the Articles of Religion (used to be in the back of the old BOCP but aren't anymore) which reads that "The Riches and Goods of Christian Men are not in common, as touching the right, title and possession of the same, as certain Anabaptists do falsely boast. Notwithstanding, every man ought, of such things as he possesses, liberally to give alms to the poor, according to his ability."
My reaction to that, with apologies to the medieval Church Fathers (it's my understanding this Article is from the 16th century), is "says who?" Could Article 38 be a cultural expression rather than a Biblical doctrine? Is it perhaps time to reconsider Article 38 in a time when the Holy Spirit seems to be prodding many of our brethren in the direction of a new monasticism and intentional communities?