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
"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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