paul wheaton wrote:
If you are going to have a camping site there, how about some kind of time share camping spot. Not one particular spot, but say a 25' x 25' camping site that the time share buyer could use one week out of the year for a period of 5 years?
I'd give $100.00 to have a 16'x30' camping site named after me. And I get one free week a year for 5 years, to camp there on Ronie Dean camp spot. The size does not have to be exactly the size I said - just a spot where I can park a camper.
I really like this idea.
I think the price should be more like $200. And the idea is that the first time you come out, you pick the spot (and I or somebody in the know will make sure it is okay). And then you prep the spot and make all the appropriate signage. And the spot will stay named whatever name you choose as long as the sign is still visible.
I think the idea of a place to park a camper would be limited to the base camp acres.
You could plant things you think are fun. You could put in a mailbox so that items could be kept dry - maybe there is a guest book and interesting things.
ronie McCoy wrote:Well Paul, I probably wouldn't plant things there as I have my own farm to plant on. If I did ever show up, it would be to get some ideas that I could use at my place or just to relax on vacation and get to know other like minded folk.
The idea behind a time share is that a lot of people use the same 20X20 spot of land - just at different weeks of the year. Since, not a bunch of us 'Southerners" would come to Montana in January, I would guess that the "hot" weeks to have would be June - September. That is 17ish weeks that 17 different persons/families would be using the same spot of land. At $100 a time share, that is 1700 per spot/year. 10 different time shares would take up around 200'X20' and bring in $17,000.00. If you have 100 spots 2000' X 20', that is $170,000.00. The other 'cooler' weeks of the year could be time share weeks at a discounted rate. (Or sold to Eskimos and Canadians.)
Some smaller people might only want to have smaller spots maybe 10'X10'. They could be at a lesser rate..
The base rate for the time share week would be B.Y.O.E. (Bring Your Own Everything.) Bring your own food, water, shower, utensils EVERYTHING - and take your own shit back with you. If the time share person wanted to use any of things that you have set up, then the price would be per day of use.. Use solar shower and rocket cooker - $10.00 per day of stay. Solar shower, rocker cooker and annoy Paul $20.00.
paul wheaton wrote:At the moment, we're still in a phase of initial income boost. So I like the $200 for five years plan and that includes one week per year.
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Just last night, Zach Weiss slept out under the full moon at the top of the base camp mountain. He said it was awesome. Tonight, a family here wants to pitch their tent up there, too.
It reminded me that I took pictures of potential base camp tent sites earlier this month - at three different levels while climbing up. Here's directional shots from one area.