So much of people's character comes from their topography. People don't think straight here.
This is such a charming way to decline
Free public laundry, with hot water always ready.
Plant something lovely, then plant its 'support crew'. If you get really clever, your ecosystems will take care of themselves. They will evolve, surprise you, and bless our world. Just start. Listen carefully. Keep going. You will become observant, effective, and surrounded by love.