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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.


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Jan Steinman2016-03-09 13:20:002016-03-09 15:00:001.66671.67Maintainingwork on stoveno
Bertram Rese2016-03-06 10:00:002016-03-06 16:00:006.00007.67Constructingprime bedroom / install closet doorsno
Bertram Rese2016-03-05 10:00:002016-03-05 13:00:003.000010.67Constructingtape / source p.u.no
Bertram Rese2016-03-04 10:00:002016-03-04 14:00:004.000014.67Constructingtape sand allno
Bertram Rese2016-03-03 09:00:002016-03-03 12:00:003.000017.67Constructingboard / hang doorno
Bertram Rese2016-03-02 09:00:002016-03-02 12:00:003.000020.67Constructingframe doorno
Jan Steinman2016-02-26 11:30:002016-02-26 13:45:002.250022.92Haulingunload stove from truck and coverno
Bertram Rese2016-02-25 10:00:002016-02-25 15:00:005.000027.92Constructingtape drywalno
Jan Steinman2016-02-25 08:25:002016-02-25 15:30:007.083335.00Haulingpick up stove for suiteno
Jan Steinman2016-02-24 23:17:002016-02-25 01:44:002.450037.45PlanningPlan tomorrow's trip to get stove for suite and 3-point generatorno
Bertram Rese2016-02-21 09:00:002016-02-21 14:00:005.000042.45Constructingtape clean bwin (mculd)no
Bertram Rese2016-02-19 09:00:002016-02-19 14:00:005.000047.45Constructingtape drywallno
Bertram Rese2016-02-16 09:00:002016-02-16 19:00:0010.000057.45Constructingframe pick up drywall cutno
Bertram Rese2016-02-15 09:00:002016-02-15 17:00:008.000065.45Constructingpicku materials layout frameno
Bertram Rese2016-02-14 00:00:002016-02-14 01:00:001.000066.45Constructingtape suiteno
Jan Steinman2015-09-14 11:40:002015-09-14 13:53:002.216768.67Researchingsuite floor researchno
Cleome Rowe2015-09-14 09:40:002015-09-14 13:53:004.216772.89ResearchingSuite floor researchno
Jan Steinman2012-12-27 13:00:002012-12-27 13:30:000.500073.39ConsultingTalked to builder, Peter, about getting suite started.no
Jan Steinman2012-09-29 20:00:002012-09-29 22:00:002.000075.39Cleaningwork on suite area cleanupno
Jan Steinman2012-09-29 12:50:002012-09-29 18:10:005.333380.72Cleaningwork on suite area clean-upno
Jan Steinman2012-09-29 11:19:002012-09-29 12:05:000.766781.49Cleaningclean up lower room in prep for suiteno
John Freebury2011-12-22 00:00:002011-12-22 01:00:001.000082.49Haulingmove big printer to classroomno
Jan Steinman2011-05-15 14:40:002011-05-15 18:00:003.333385.82Haulingmoving office stuff out of suiteno
Jan Steinman2011-05-15 11:05:002011-05-15 12:10:001.083386.90Haulingmoving office stuff out of suiteno
Jan Steinman2011-05-09 13:00:002011-05-09 18:00:005.000091.90Haulingmove office upstairs, prep serverno
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Vehicle Log

Jan SteinmanBubba2015-03-1631 km$13.640EcoRealitypick up fridge for suiteno
Jan SteinmanBubba2011-02-1598 km$43.120EcoRealityget materials for suiteyes
Jan SteinmanBubba2011-01-26102 km$44.880EcoRealityHome Depot for suite materialsyes
Jan SteinmanBubba2011-01-1813 km$5.720EcoRealitygot wire for suiteyes
Jan SteinmanSunshine2010-10-1925 km$19.000EcoRealitypick up free range for suiteyes


by person

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

by activity


by vehicle

"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

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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