Envision a small, multi-generational co-housing community of several hundred interesting, laid back folks, many with a deep passion for music and the arts living together in the most optimal and affordable location possible. A location in a tax friendly state with a moderate climate, located near great hospital(s), college(s), and a vibrant social scene… all within an hour’s drive of an international airport.
Additionally, our community will be located near major interstates, making it convenient for small, up and coming bands to visit with us for a day or 2 when they have time in between gigs. We would provide these future stars with a place to sleep, free home cooked meals, and most importantly… a large, appreciative audience to enjoy the music they would gladly play in reciprocation for the loving hospitality we bestow upon them during their stay. Encouraging these struggling yet talented lesser known bands traveling the proud highway to visit with us allows members of the community to hear new music of all types… possibly actually experiencing a band or 2 before they become stars.
This community will be filled with small, energy efficient single-family homes, cottages, apartments, town homes, tiny houses, and commune homes that surround beautifully landscaped commons areas. The common areas would feature a greenhouse, beautiful flower and vegetable gardens, and a multi-purpose building for musicians to jam and artist to perform. You can almost hear the lively banter as neighbors gather to enjoy the ever-changing music and art. Conversations and interactions are enhanced as the many loving and generous folks come together to enjoy shared meals prepared by the many wonderful chefs living among us.
This community could quite possibly be built in conjunction with an existing, nicely kept RV Park providing traveling minstrels and artist the opportunity to visit the community for days, weeks or even months. Having the RV component allows other fun loving folks to experience this wonderful community we have created. Additionally, the RV Park would provide income to the community, offsetting the cost of maintenance and taxes.
If there are to be other RTYD communities built, the wonderful word of mouth advertising provided by those visiting RV’ers is key to other communities being built throughout the world. For those vagabonds among us, members of the RTYD community would have have the option to purchase their residences as ‘Travel Units’, allowing them to move to other RTYD communities every couple of years.
This community will become our legacy. We will be fulfilled knowing we have built a community for those to follow to enjoy so they too may discover their creative selves.