[Noisebridge-congress] Apartment in Berlin: a proposal

Aaron Muszalski sfslim at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 09:18:30 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 9:19 AM, Ka-Ping Yee <noisebridge at zesty.ca> wrote:
> Hey Audrey,
> Good of you to bring up the question about our comfort levels.
> Talking is good.  I think you're right that we have a range of
> tolerances among us.
> It's true; I do like some comfort.  For me, getting some decent
> sleep is a significant part of being a nice and non-grumpy person
> the next day, and I like to be happy when travelling.  On the
> other hand, I know people really wanted to join, and being there
> with all of you is a big plus of this trip for me.  So I looked
> for a way to accommodate more people, without costing them too
> much, and without freaking out too much about OMG first time in
> Berlin, being liable to a landlord I've never met for an apartment
> I've never seen, recovering money from 11 different people, etc.
> I want to stress out about the chasers who are hunting my ass
> down in Journey, not about where I'm staying. :)
> The scheme I'm proposing is my best shot at a compromise.  People
> get a place to stay, we all get to hang out together, and I remain
> sane because I only have five people to coordinate with.
> Floor-sleepers can stay pretty cheaply; people who really want
> beds, and committed first, can still get them.
>> It's worth asking the question: how many extra people are you willing
>> to deal with having in the space?
> That number is 4 or 5 for me.  Yes, it's not as high as your limit;
> I'm a little concerned about 11 people sharing one bathroom.  I think
> we'll be fine, but I'd prefer not to push it further.
>> I'm expressing this because I'm wary of other people's priorities
>> affecting me too much financially.  This has happened to me before.
>> I don't think what we're talking about here is a bad deal.  But if a
>> bunch of us camp out in sleeping bags for 10 euros (or less) a night,
>> I'll have more money to buy myself some food.
> Well... the total rent is 822.27.  If 6 people sleep in beds and 5
> sleep on the floor, that makes (5+4+4+4+4+4)*2 + (4+4+4+4+4) = 70
> floor-nights, which is 11.75 euros per night for floor sleepers.
> That's pretty close to your target.

This sounds like an excellent compromise, Ka-Ping!

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