I thought twice about posting here again, but I have a very dedicated purpose for doing so.
In the past I have flirted with the idea of a "doomplex". This is a cohousing-like arrangement in which more than one family unit shares a doomstead. In my case, it would require the other party to establish a presence on site in advance of me being able to go there. I would be spending most of the money in exchange for them putting in most of the sweat equity and suffering the isolation of withdrawing into the boonies. Together I figure the total would be greater than the sum of its parts. I've now decided to see what kind of people (if any) may be attracted to this arrangement. More details are in my blog post on the subject.http://doomsteaddiary.blogspot.com/2010/07/doomplex-open-enrollment.html
I'm sure that posting here will unleash a flood of ad hominems, but I know that there are many lurkers here who have a more level-headed personality. It's people like that I'm trying to reach.
I may respond in this thread to reasonable questions that are not too personally identifiable in nature, however, I'd prefer to open up private dialogues with individual parties where we can build trust and let go of the pseudonyms and the avatars.