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EA Hotel with free accommodation and board for two years

Virtually I could help with recipe/menu/food safety type of questions from anywhere. My own recipe development focus has switched to vegan and egg free baking due to autoimmune disease and it has helped my health. Traveling has been difficult for me due to health problems and that has led to problems online as travel to urban centers and large events is encouraged. Reputation in the modern world can be too easily effected with the speed of virtual communication and the rumor mill makes up and spreads stories that are difficult to address as mentioning a ru... (read more)

EA Hotel with free accommodation and board for two years

Addition: Andrews University also focuses on made from scratch vegan recipes. https://www.andrews.edu/news/2010/08/dining_services.html , contact info: pr@andrews.edu It is a faith based university - example thesis: https://digitalcommons.andrews.edu/theses/10/ . I wasn't sure about my memory regarding vegetarian vs vegan menu so I fact checked my previous comment - yes, vegetarian is the main cuisine. The vegan or gluten free or other special diet needs are included in their preventative health care focused approach. https://www.andrews.edu/undergrad/acad... (read more)

0Jen3yVirtually I could help with recipe/menu/food safety type of questions from anywhere. My own recipe development focus has switched to vegan and egg free baking due to autoimmune disease and it has helped my health. Traveling has been difficult for me due to health problems and that has led to problems online as travel to urban centers and large events is encouraged. Reputation in the modern world can be too easily effected with the speed of virtual communication and the rumor mill makes up and spreads stories that are difficult to address as mentioning a rumor can be taken as proof the rumor is true. From my reading regarding the EA movement, it seemed there was a concern about reputation because an early focus on a fundraising message became attached as a primary goal instead of only being part of the larger goal of reviewing and encouraging projects that are shown to be effective. The long term benefits and sustainability of group living has been an interest of mine for decades. In the U.S. many problems can be traced back the closing of public residential mental health facilities. Mental health patients now are overly represented in homeless and prison populations and the cost of total care is likely more than a group home would cost. Add children and the story gets more complex. Answers are not easy but communal cooking and shared expenses can be more cost effective than supporting many individual residences. Virtual commuting does make teamwork easier if the team is willing to work together from a distance instead of placing demands that are not possible due to physical illness and then blaming a person for not fulfilling the impossible demands. Facts are not excuses.
EA Hotel with free accommodation and board for two years

This is brilliant. I have several thoughts on the idea and on the comment threads so I will number them.

  1. For long term sustainability working towards some paying/donation shorter term guests and some stipend non-paying long term guests seems practical and doable. Another name for a Bed & Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, is a spa. A growing market that is largely not directly advertised to in mainstream ad campaigns is the over 50 year old bracket. They have more time and money, and also likely more concern for health. A vegan diet can be a healing diet.

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1Jen3yAddition: Andrews University also focuses on made from scratch vegan recipes. https://www.andrews.edu/news/2010/08/dining_services.html [https://www.andrews.edu/news/2010/08/dining_services.html] , contact info: pr@andrews.edu [pr@andrews.edu]It is a faith based university - example thesis: https://digitalcommons.andrews.edu/theses/10/ [https://digitalcommons.andrews.edu/theses/10/] . I wasn't sure about my memory regarding vegetarian vs vegan menu so I fact checked my previous comment - yes, vegetarian is the main cuisine. The vegan or gluten free or other special diet needs are included in their preventative health care focused approach. https://www.andrews.edu/undergrad/academics/programs/nutrition-dietetics/ [https://www.andrews.edu/undergrad/academics/programs/nutrition-dietetics/]