Farm stay hostelry
Project ID: 143
To help relieve low-cost housing pressure on Salt Spring while improving our financial condition and getting more people involved.
Salt Spring Island has a shortage of affordable housing. EcoReality has two largely-empty houses, and could use more participation. It seems obvious that we should make our extra housing space available at a reasonable rate, both for locals on a monthly basis, and to young, "on the cheap" tourists.
- 2012-08-01 project approved in principle.
- 2012-09-26: project on hold while long-term white house rentals seem to be stable; re-visit when someone gives notice.
- 2012-10-03: Ben is in touch with the person who used to run the Cusheon Lake Hostel, who might be a good resource for information and materials, like bunk-beds, etc.
Goal or deliverable
- Two rooms equipped with two bunk-beds and lockers each, for short-term rental to hostellers.
- Two rooms sparsely furnished with single or double bed (convertible?), dresser, desk, chair.
- Additional infrastructure in the rest of house as needed.
Timeline, schedule, or end date
time-related aspects of the project, which may include intermediate deadlines, dependencies, etc
- 2012-08-01: project approval DONE
- 2012-08-01: begin hostel regulator research
- 2012-08-05: begin advertising for monthly rentals DONE
- 2012-08-05: begin hostel operations research
- 2012-10-08: begin seeking construction materials
- 2012-09-01: begin renting two or three rooms
generally, a numbered list of tasks, performed in order, that will together accomplish the project's goals or deliverables
- Seek monthly renters for three bedrooms to provide mortgage income while we equip the first short-term room.
- Obtain materials to construct bunk beds -- or buy actual bunk beds.
- Install bunk beds in first short-stay room.
- Repeat preceding two steps for the other short-stay room.
how much money will be needed, possibly high-low bracketed and detailed, or a complete guess (try to indicate how firm a guess it is!)
Confidence factor: ±100%; may be covered by found/salvaged materials.
- No Class A shares envisioned; "pay as you go" financing.
how many people are needed for how long, including specific people or specific skill-sets
- 40 hours: Jan: research, design, setting up record keeping systems and paperwork needs
- 40 hours: Ben: operations research, recruiting
- 200 hours: Jan, Ben, and others: construction and installation
Confidence factor: ±50%
- Up to 4,200 Class B Investment Shares issued for 280 hours of labour
|Jan Steinman||Bubba||2012-11-29||19 km||$8.360||EcoReality||Disassemble and pick up lockers for hostel.||yes|
|Jan Steinman||Bubba||2012-11-24||29 km||$12.760||EcoReality||Disassemble hostel lockers for transport||yes|
"Vehicles" with no odometer, such as tractors or stationary equipment, are in tenths of an hour, rather than kilometres.
List of disbursements, including:
- final, reconciled costs of the project,
- where money came from for the project, including Class A/B investment shares and to whom they are issued,
- final, reconciled labour on the project,
- After final accounting, no more time can be allocated to a project.
- Class A investment shares and to whom they are issued.
- Class B investment shares and to whom they are issued.
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