A 2-part vacation rental story of inspiration and caution
I have one question from the excellent list of reflections at the end. Multiple times you mention people having different perspectives, and the need to honor those differences. But it's not clear what is meant by "honoring". For example, how do you honor different desires for cleanliness in a group? Or different preferences when it comes to having a clear plan in advance? I get that sometimes you can just find a middle ground, but that's not always possible if the needs are diametrically opposed.
The challenge with the idea of honoring all viewpoints - when this isn't specified - is a tendency toward wishywashyness and people-pleasing. Perhaps this is where having an agreed upon and clarified set of shared values is key, guiding decision-making once all viewpoints have been heard.
These are not communes, these are privileged people renting houses together and sharing expenses. Please come off it.