“Jealous of well-to-do friends who do their “working from home” at a beach house in the Hamptons? SecondHouse lets members share a vacation home without the hassles of upkeep or a mortgage. ”
“Perhaps it was inevitable that the sharing economy would, in all its professed virtue, come up with a way to make you feel as if you owned a [second] place when you didn’t have one.”
This new setup may be the alternative you've been looking for when it comes to buying a second home outside the city.