We need to know people’s intentions so we can start looking for houses for the 2018 beach adventure. The time line looks something like this:
- March: Determine who is going and how many bedrooms are needed
- Determine potential dates
- April: Arrange partial bedrooms by age and gender to determine total bedroom requirement. This is the hardest part since it can have a big impact on a family’s cost.
- May: Initial budget preparation and obtain deposits
For rough planning purposes assume that each room costs $1600 and that the required deposit will be $950. Food cost is roughly $180 per person.
Here is what we know so far. Please let us know your intentions.
We had some confusion last year on alcohol purchases. The rule was that people are responsible for their own alcohol and occasionally the cost got mixed in with family food expense. I covered some of this myself, but wondering if we’d be better collecting money from drinkers and using that as a separate pool of money for alcohol. I was thinking $35 per person, but am open to suggestions. Part of me thinks that people who drink like a fish (like me) need to pay more than people who limit their drinking (like Byron), so maybe two prices ($35/$10)?