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I'm living in an off-grid community in the Spanish mountains. The owner doesn't use the site from October to Spring-time each year, and I've suggested setting it up as a meditation location, which he is supportive of. The location is in a valley about 7km drive from a small town called Maella. It is ideal conditions - basic amenities, miles and miles of solitude and peace, and a stunning location. I think it could support perhaps 3 or 4 individuals doing their own retreats, i.e. no teacher or classes.
I have no idea how to go about setting such a project up, but maybe there are some people here who could offer some advice and guidance. The idea (at least initially until it is established as a location) would be to make it financially accessible, as I know things like this can be expensive. What it becomes in the future would be the choice of the owner, but I'd envisage the first few years offering a great opportunity for those who'd like to do long silent retreats but can't afford the usual options.
Any thoughts or pointers? And how much has anyone paid in the past for a similar retreat situation? I have no idea what a reasonable amount would be to charge. Thank you.