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Intentional community - in a converted motel?

 
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Here's an interesting idea for an inexpensive way to get multi-unit housing near an existing city: buy and convert a derelict motel (or other commercial structure that is suited for conversion).  Has anyone tried it?  If so, what was your experience like?

I found the idea at Granola Shotgun

 
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