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 Blaylock). This has worked very well for both of us over the last year or so. She’s had complete freedom to terraform and build whatever she wants, to run a gallery and have events, and I get to keep the island that I love. She’s been an awesome neighbor, but unfortunately, rl issues are diverting her attention from work here. Fiona is having to give up her half of the island at the end of February.
I’m saddened to see her go, but now I have to consider the future. I’m offering the same deal to some other artist or artists: I’m not trying to make a profit. Rent half of a full island at cost. All you have to do is convince me that you’ll be a good neighbor, that you’ll serve art. and that you can pay the rent. If this sounds attractive please contact me ASAP.
Specifics are as follows:
- One half of a full sim (the west side of Artemisia)
- 7500 prims
- 32768 square meters
- Estate manager perms (terraforming, parceling, just about anything a sim owner can do except sell the place)
- Cost: $150 US per month paid via Paypal. This is slightly less than my actual cost for the parcel after fees. (There is no better deal unless someone else is willing to pay for your space.)
- You may partner with others, but I will not subdivide unless you have a proposal that makes sense to me.