Bottom line is "frugality" is being creative about cash flow. I have two houses on my property. I live in the little one and rent out the big one. The income pays the property taxes, insurance and I live there free plus it gives me income to cover some of my expenses. By raising some of my food and buying second hand I can live happily without going to "work" in a life draining office in town every day.
i used this method (benevolent dictator renting out their space) to pay the rent and utilities on a 4400 sqft industrial art studio that i operated for about three years. renting space is a great way to pay the bills, and if you have enough space, rent income can be more than enough to pay the bills (as seems to be the case with alexia allen). if you have the $$$ to get things started, or if you have a group of friends who each have a little bit of money to help get it started (as was my case), the influx of fresh people can keep it going indefinitely. and a fresh influx of people can be generated by regularly hosting community activities (in my case, live performances of punk, metal, and noise bands).
nancy sutton wrote:
I thought Alexia taught at the Wilderness Awareness School which would be some additional income. But as adaptable and ingenious as she is, she could probably survive happily without it