02/21/2012 03:45 pm ET Updated Feb 21, 2012

SheaXero: Electric Bill-Free Housing For Baby Boomers

At around this time last year I first blogged about BOOM, an ambitious, 100-acre retirement fantasyland outside of Palm Springs geared towards (initially, at least) the aging LGBT community. Conceived by dreamboat architect and New Aging founder Matthias Hollwich of HWKN, it looks like "inclusion, not seclusion"-minded BOOM won’t be completed for another year or so and, when it is, the $250 million project won’t be every granny’s cup of Earl Grey. That is, unless your granny has no qualms about giving up her Cadillac for an architecturally significant, car-free community in the desert, complete with rooftop discotheques and "healing funhouses."

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