There have been a proliferation of fractional ownership, high end timeshare (call them what you will) companies and projects. Although I am skeptical this model can weather a recession; I am intrigued by the concept and have been following it closely. The success of the private jet fractional programs, NetJets etc, show there is nothing wrong with sharing expensive things. It also seems like these resort home programs are getting traction. Four Seasons, Leading Hotels of the World and Ritz Carlton are all marketing projects and programs.