Anybody else apply for community housing through official town sites this year? My small team of 4 applied in both Fairfield & Centerville, with bad results in both. I applied early, and heard from Centerville promptly, so props to them for that. Bad new from them was that our “host” was offering a vacant lot about a mile from town without water or any other amenities. It was nice of the landowner to offer, but not really an option for a small team of tent campers, and not what I asked for. In Fairfield, I had given up until I got an email from Fairfield Ragbrai a couple of days before the ride started. They put me in touch with a kind but quirky gentleman who offered space in his debris strewn yard (big enough for maybe one tent, not four) and access to a house with blacked-out windows and visible mold on surfaces. We decided to pass. Small towns have limited space, and maybe small teams don’t get priority. I’ve had mixed results with community housing before, but not quite like this. I don’t think I’m going to try in the future.