How will we make money?
Primarily through our hospitality offering and the sale of our nightly accommodation. Maintaining an affordable offering ($25-150/night) is very important to us, and so operating costs will be first and foremost when building out our offering. Supplemental income will also be generated on-property by way of meals and farm product (e.g., honey, produce) as well as special events, educational programming and corporate retreats.
Beyond a frugal-first, up-cycling mentality, we have developed an iterative investment strategy so that each [high-value] purchase builds upon the next
We are also open to exploring a “timeshare” investment strategy — for example, allowing “founding” donors who meet a minimum donation (yet to be defined) to stay on property with one additional guest for up to five nights every year over the next ~8 years at no cost
Explore green energy partnerships with local utility providers (e.g., wind, solar)
Explore paid sponsorships with brands that align with our values (e.g., DripWorks)
Explore partnerships with government entities like the USDA to source land, funding and assistance
Develop a formal Permaculture Design Certification course on property
Recruit “influencer” artisans and individuals to host specialty educational programming and events
GUEST / COMMUNITY INCENTIVES
As Master Composters, we would like to allow for the local community to donate to, participate in and benefit from any on-site composting that takes place
Explore guest incentives, e.g., declining “housekeeping” will earn you an incentive (e.g., we will plant a tree in Patagonia via reforestemos.cl/en/)
Explore updating a live list of “hard-to-find” or desired items on the website/Instagram (e.g., a specialty book/magazine, foreign foods) and any guest who brings said item will receive a discount on accommodation and/or meals