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What's the Name of That Book???A little sounds completely fine. I’m reading a book about how our environments affect our soul so I’m seeings things in a different ways.
Plus I think I was pissy cuz I’d want to hang out with the guys and in this scenario I don’t think I’d be let in.. then I started thinking how I could create a entrepreneur house thing for my single girl friends and I was annoyed because I don’t have enough chick entrepreneur friends.
I'm currently renting a house from my grandma for $200/month + bills. I live with my deadbeat brother. The only thing he is useful for is that I can write about his mental illness. Once I have some income trickling in from my books/business I'd like to move somewhere else. An entrepreneur startup house would be a great option. Especially if it's inexpensive.I'm planning to leave the U.S. next year and travel for most of the year. During that time, I wouldn't mind creating a new community and hearing your input on where you'd live, how you'd live and why. If anyone here has some interesting ideas or places, then I'd love to hear what you think and maybe make that a reality.
So here's the question...
If you could create your own entrepreneurial "house", what would that look like? Where would it be? Who would be there? What would the vibe be like? What would your day look like from the morning until evening?
Starting out, all of us wanted to escape the day-to-day grind and find a place where we could "get into the zone". For people on this forum, that was Scottsdale at a point. Now, there's communities from this forum in Puerto Rico, Bali, San Diego and maybe a few other places where entrepreneurs are "clustering" to work off of each other's energy.
Outside of this forum, we see this prominently in communities like Silicon Valley. "Hacker Houses", "Startup Houses", or whatever you want to call them. You have these same communities being recreated in other parts of the world. I saw a couple personally in Beijing and Shenzhen in tech. In the gaming space, there's something similar - "Gamer Houses". In sports, there's the university "sports team dorms", in the pro's rookies living together, etc.
In all of these communities, there's something special. However, not all of them are optimized for the most common businesses.
Business-wise, from that list, the best fit would likely be Silicon Valley. However, Silicon Valley has tremendous pitfalls... it's expensive.
When you're starting out, I believe there's certain things you don't want to worry about: cooking, cleaning, washing your clothes, etc. Your focus shouldn't include 2 hours per day of acquiring ingredients, preparing a meal, and cooking. It should be on hustling. You shouldn't be cleaning your house. You should be making cold calls.
Hence, why I think the "Gamer House" model is closer to the ideal model.
Something like Bali:
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A villa with 3 other entrepreneurs. A cleaning lady. A chef. No worries but work and relax.
However, that lends to the question: do you want to be in Bali? Or some remote place in the mountains where there's nothing to do but work? Maybe something like this:
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Not as nice, but good internet and the same setup: food, cleaning, life basically taken care of. Just sit and work.
Or maybe something warmer, but similar:
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Something in Colombia. Middle of nowhere. Same timezone as the U.S. so you could call all day...
So in your opinion what would your ideal entrepreneur house look like?
Can I go off on a too-much-beer-rant? And it's totally disconjointed, sorry. (@JAJT ... any chance of smuggling some KETO craft beers across the border next year?).Plus I think I was pissy cuz I’d want to hang out with the guys and in this scenario I don’t think I’d be let in..
This was the knee-jerk reaction. MX/USA border? Hmm...Will make sure it's safe when I visit in December and explore further from there.
$2,000 a month for 4 bedrooms.
Keto... beer.... does not compute(@JAJT ... any chance of smuggling some KETO craft beers across the border next year?).
Anne's bang on.Entrepreneurial house.... DO IT! While you're young and don't have other responsibilities.
What are the top websites to search real estate for rent in Argentina?
Don't laugh but since my "moving out" was actually moving out of the country I have no idea. Haven't ever seen an ad either.What are the top websites to search real estate for rent in Argentina?
Something like hotels won't work since it goes against the primary tenet of "the most bang for your buck". For a week a hotel would work as a retreat, but month over month there's too many negatives (the biggest being cost). Other negatives include the inability to have full autonomy over the environment. Hiring staff would be a problem. Also, hosting events to bring other people into the community is part of the vision (what I've seen work at the most successful Silicon Valley houses). At a hotel you can't do that unless you commit to renting out a significant portion of the rooms.
Hows English communication though?Have you ever considered Brazil? Take a look at Florianópolis for example:
- beautiful beaches
- one of the highest quality of living standards in the country
- very rich (check out Jurerê Internacional)
- good party and culture life
- an entrepreneurial hub. Tons of tech startups and incubators
- big college city, meaning lots of creative minds and new business ideas
- close to American timezones
- you can have high-end experiences as well as laid-back experiences
Spit out my coffee reading this.My parent's house.
Pros: Free rent, personal cook, cleaning lady, no weird roommates, close to friends and family, family dog, can reinvest all money into business, probably nicer than anything people in their early 20s can afford
Cons: may slightly stunt personal development
But then again, I think a lot of other cultures are so successful in America because they're not thrown to the wolves as soon as they hit 18.
I am somewhere in the middle, couldn't leave my furbaby's and a kid is on the way.I totally want to start an entrepreneurial commune. But it's not going to happen overseas, as long as the furbaby is alive. And I hope he lives a long, healthy life.
Obviously, it gets harder once everyone starts having kids and commitments. But if you have the chance to make it out to a Summit.... do it
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