It might be hard to impose rules on renters. I completly understand the need for boundaries and am respectful of this; this is why the language "intentional" is used (our intention is <fill in the blank>. I also understand the politics of consensus and how difficult this can be for communities to achieve but there are many success stories too. One example is Earth Haven (sp?), Boon County NC . Do you have an outline of your model or mission statement that folks can follow so to understand whether your community makes sense for them? I think this would be a good starting point and I apologize if I have missed this on podcast or in another thread.
Back to point: I would consider renting, It makes sense for me and although I am an experienced permie I have financial responsibilies that keep me tied to the man for awhile. One question that comes up for me for instance: Can I bring my dog? and if so, what would the dog rules be? Just throwing this out as example.
Peas out. Keep up the great work; this is great stuff.