We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I have no problem with this in the abstract. Free enterprise is a good thing. These are ideas that all helped build our economy.
I wonder how long before the heavy hand of Government smothers these schemes?
To pick on a couple of examples, how long before Government decides that the person who rents out the spare room is a "hotel". Once that happens, there will be an occupancy tax to pay and said person will have to comply with a mountain of regulations and apply for permits, and undergo inspections. In the case of New York, will rented rooms fall under rent control?
As for the toilet, does it meet ADA standards?
This leads to my final point, Liability.
I doubt (but don't know) if a person's liability insurance (if they even have it) will cover the described schemes. Suppose some one slips and "hurts their back" while paying to use your toilet? Or wrecks your car and causes bodily injury because you didn't keep the brakes in repair? That could bring the enterprise to a sad and ruinous end.