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Project ID: 124

Project steward

Jan Steinman


We have more investors than we have housing!


Turn the downstairs of the Yellow House into a separate suite. Major components of this are:

  1. Electrical:
    1. put a subpanel next to the existing panel in the laundry room
    2. feed the subpanel through a separate meter
    3. move all the downstairs circuits to the new panel
    4. run a 40 amp circuit for the range via conduit on the outside of the house
  2. Kitchen:
    1. take up carpet in the south end of the big room
    2. put up a pony wall with a breakfast bar
    3. go through the wall to access hot & cold water and sewer
  3. Interior door:
    1. put a doorway at the top of the interior stairs


Goal or deliverable

A private suite in the downstairs of the Yellow House, with a locking door to the upstairs, full kitchen, and a subpanel watt-hour meter.

Timeline, schedule, or end date

  • 2010-09-05 : Project start date.
  • 2010-11-30 : Project end date.


Many of these can be accomplished in parallel.

  1. Install subpanel and meter
  2. Install 40A conduit/wire and socket
  3. Cut and remove carpet
  4. Build pony wall
  5. Install flooring
  6. Rough-in plumbing and any additional electrical
  7. Install cabinetry
  8. Install appliances
  9. Install upstairs door
  10. Paint and finish


Financial budget

Item Cost
Electrical subpanel, conduit, wire $400.00
Hot water heater $200.00
Door and casing $200.00
Cabinets TBD Class B shares to Ron
Sink TBD Class B shares to Ron
Range/Oven TBD Class B shares to Ron
Refrigerator TBD Class B shares to Ron
Exhaust Fan TBD Class B shares to Ron
Plumbing $200.00
Flooring $200.00
Counters TBD Class B shares to Ron
Paint, moulding, drywall, and other finishing $100.00
Total: $1,300.00

Labor budget

Item Who Hours
Design Jan/Ron 20
Electrical Jan 70
Plumbing 30
Demolition 20
Cabinets/Counters 20
Appliances/Fixtures 20
Upstairs Door 20
Flooring 20
Finishing/Painting 20
Total 240

Labour compensated with Class B shares for members and investors at the rate of $15/hour.

Cash Outlay

6820030Taxes, Sales, GST$30.412015-03-05 00:00:002016-03-03 00:00:00
6820020Taxes, Sales, PST$41.402015-03-05 00:00:002016-03-03 00:00:00
6300001Volunteer Groceries$24.962016-02-11 00:00:002016-02-25 00:00:00
1110012Yellow House Suite$795.912015-03-05 00:00:002016-03-03 00:00:00
1110012TOTAL:$892.682015-03-05 00:00:002016-03-03 00:00:00

Labour, by person

454Bertram Rese53.044.0%
3Cleome Rowe4.23.5%
2Jan Steinman62.251.7%
294John Freebury1.00.8%

Labour, by activity


Vehicle Use

"Vehicles" with no odometer, such as tractors or stationary equipment, are in tenths of an hour, rather than kilometres.

5Bubba244 km
3Sunshine25 km
3TOTAL:269 km


Jan SteinmanBubba2015-03-1631 km$13.268EcoRealitypick up fridge for suiteno
Jan SteinmanBubba2011-02-1598 km$41.944EcoRealityget materials for suiteyes
Jan SteinmanBubba2011-01-26102 km$43.656EcoRealityHome Depot for suite materialsyes
Jan SteinmanBubba2011-01-1813 km$5.564EcoRealitygot wire for suiteyes
Jan SteinmanSunshine2010-10-1925 km$19.000EcoRealitypick up free range for suiteyes

Final accounting

List of disbursements and income, 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 B investment shares and to whom they are issued.

current non-final expenses

  • $79 for 175 feet of 12/3 armoured cable, Class A shares to Jan.

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