Welcome to the KillingsVille Blog, where we inspire single women and single mothers to build economic empires via communal living.
I am Felecia Killings, the Founder and CEO of The Felecia Killings Foundation. I've worked with new and aspiring Christian Writerpreneurs, helping them build online businesses and virtual ministries using their authorship.
In 2020, we launched our newest program, KillingsVille, which brings our training to the physical space. We want women to discover how much easier it is to be empowered and inspired to manifest the vision YahWeh has given them when they work with other women.
Within the KillingsVille Blog Series, I share stories or lessons that help you better understand communal living. While this lifestyle has been around for centuries, communal living isn't as popular as it used to be.
In this post, I want to teach you how our business and housing model is changing the way single mothers live. If we learn to value the collective while contributing our individual talents, we will see our communities thrive. And single mothers no longer need to rely on government to make this happen.
YahWeh has delivered a new way.
Welcome to the first post in the KillingsVille Blog Series. By now, you know I am Felecia Killings, the Founder of The Killings Foundation. My team and I are committed to helping you (and women in particular) build businesses or ministries around their authorship.
Recently, The Foundation expanded its borders to include a new service model that allows women to build economic empires in communal settings. And through these networks, we teach our communal clients how to increase using a supportive network.
Communal living is close to my heart. Back in 2016 when I left my tumultuous relationship, I needed a fresh start. But I didn't have all the conveniences I once had back when I worked full-time as a teacher. Nevertheless, I needed a home for me and my daughter (who was 3 at the time). So, I took to Craigslist, sought a room to rent, and eventually began this journey of communal living.
This entire living structure changed everything for me. I was surrounded by other mothers and families, who loved being a part of a community. Each family was supportive, and anytime I needed help with my daughter, one of ten women were available to help me.
Living in communal environments also gave me the freedom to launch my online business and virtual ministry. More importantly, it allowed me to homeschool my daughter, which was a top priority.
Communal living and the room-tenant housing model -- when done correctly -- are game changers, especially for single mothers trying to get back on their feet. And I'm excited to bring this new business model to other professional, single mothers (millennials in particular) where collectively we can create economic empires.
The KillingsVille Blog is focused on teaching how to replicate the communal living environment in your own city. And one of the best platforms to implement these strategies is through AirBnb.
Every now and then, I'll share some of my experiences with some of the best (and worst) AirBnb hosts who cater to long-term stays. As you will come to learn from this post, AirBnb is the room-tenant's dream. There is a vast market of people looking for rooms to rent without the hassle of credit checks, security deposits, and shifty landlords. When used well, a single mother can live luxuriously and safely in any location she desires. And that's why I am so excited to launch KillingsVille on that platform.
Now, in this article, I will discuss my first, long-term AirBnb experience. Sadly, it was a complete disaster, and I will explain why. Even though things did not work out as planned, I would still use AirBnb for my newest business model. And if you're looking for creative ways to live in this new era -- especially amidst the vast changes we are experiencing -- then AirBnb and the room-tenant market are for you.
So, let's dive in.
Felecia Killings is an award-winning coach and book-publishing expert. She works with women to help them build a business or ministry around their authorship.