I inherited the private island of Artemisia about 4 years ago from a patron who had started a community of artists there. After a year or so she had to give the place up for personal rl reasons and offered it to me. I have kept it since then with the firm resolve to use it in service to art. I have a normal job that doesn’t pay a lot of money and it’s a serious challenge to make the payments on the island every month. Any who owns land in SL knows that the initial cost is nothing compared to the burden of supporting it month after month.
I’ve been lucky. Over the years I’ve had people to rent parcels to help pay the costs. I used to have half a dozen long-term residents. For various reasons the situation has evolved now to where I share half the island with one other artist (fiona . . . → Read More: You Can Rent Land at Cost: Doing my part for arts sustainability