I've been mulling this over in my mind. If I could somehow fund a place that I could maintain, a center, I could make that happen. From that center, prices could drop considerably and time / flexibility would be dictated by me (the hypothetical landlord). In fact, the more that could be done with less, the more that could also be funded into other services like more classes.
It's a lofty goal, and an expensive one at that. I am at a point where I must decide if I want this to happen sooner than later. It was ALWAYS in the plan to have a brick and mortar centre for healing and the spiritual arts. Living on-site would route the inevitable discussion of "should I be focusing on this or that?" but it does not make me stop thinking about what it would take to properly set this up. However, I want to.
My plan would be to accrue enough funds to make a sizable enough down-payment on an appropriate property (so that I might be able to afford paying off the mortgage with my own earnings), furnish it, and manicure the land for use. Not only could this be a centre for retreats, but even local recurring events and classes. How long would this take? Or how many attempts I should ask? Would it take 1 year? 5 years? One try? Ten Tries? I think I need to consider this more... seriously :)