[Noisebridge-congress] Apartment in Berlin: a proposal

Ben Rupert meowdip at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 21:45:13 UTC 2009

It sounds like this is working out and that most people will have beds with
a few on the floor.  I would like to stay in the larger apartment with more
people as I originally confirmed for.  However I think I would like a real
bed and am willing to pay a higher rate for that.
  On a related note, what are people doing after the apartment?  I leave
Berlin on the 2nd and so need to find a place for a few more nights.  Anyone
know of a good hostel or cheap hotel that might still have a bed available?


On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 2:18 AM, Aaron Muszalski <sfslim at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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