I will start with why I will move to the GEOS neighborhood. The financial side of this decision is my plan to keep my regular fixed cost of living, such as rent and utilities as low as possible, so I like the idea of paying a little more to purchase a home that generates enough power to eliminate, or drastically reduce my gas and electric bills makes a lot of financial sense to me. The other side is harder to quantify, but I want to have a positive impact on the environment in which we all live. The GEOS community is a way to do well by doing something good.
I am mentally ready to move out of our single family home, and be part of an intentional community. We have guest rooms in our house, that we use on occasion, but most of the time they are empty, or full of our clutter. Those rooms are unused most of the time. The Gatehouse will have two guest rooms that we can use when we need them, but when we don’t need them, others can use them. I want my own kitchen, but I also want to sit down with my neighbors for a shared meal on a regular basis.