Money is not the priority here, you are. The vision outlined will come together eventually, one way or another. You can make a difference. The greater the funding, the less I will need to be away working my day job and the more time I can be around to make things even better for whoever comes to visit, yourself included. So far, the only funding source has been myself. The next step will be to establish museHaven as a farm with its own operating account, so all funding and expenditures are transparent. Once there are enough board members aligned toassure long term continuity, a trust foundation will be formed to oversee evolution across future generations. Any funds invested, either directly or through a crowdfunding site, will be credited towards an eventual share purchase or any product from a side venture,such as coffee, chocolate or spirits. Once the first 20 shares are sold, a waiting list will be established. Money is a detail, people are fundamental.
The first 20 Charter Member shares at $5,000 each are worth 50 days all inclusive accommodation. The next 180 have a sliding scale value based on purchase order. Regular shares will be worth 32 days. All shares have dividend days, one day credit added each year as long as you have a balance.
Your participation will matter more than what you enjoy in your lifetime. Great grandchildren may show off your share certificate to prove you were one of the pioneers, like a rock star. With collective brainpower,there are better ways to get more from life. Putting people before profit will improve humanity.
The dividend day is your reward for funds shared with the cooperative. You can cash out any time for a pro rated total of your unused balance If you had one share, never used the benefits, then cashed out five years later, you would get $5,500. The extra days earned by working a fewhours, volunteer days, have no cash value. They are used first, then the dividend days, before using days from your paid balance. In theory,you could extend your share balance indefinately, but eventually the proportion of shareholders to work opportunity will result in less jobs to do.
There are other mind blowing benefits of becoming a shareholder, but if you don’t already love the idea, please understand, this is not a sales pitch. After the first fifty shares are sold, we might decide not to sell any more. This is not a profit driven venture. If you are on a tight budget, you can pay by installments, as low as $125 monthly. It’s not about the depth of your wallet, fundamentally based on the depth of your heart.
For a limited time, a mini-share option of four nights for $500 will be available, extendable at $125 per night. Eventually, it will be three nights at the same price, $167 per extra night. Anything already spent would be credited towards a full share purchase. As more full shares are sold, mini-shares will be offered less.
While primarily first come first serve, position could be moved up for exceptional talent or, to enhance global diversity, the first with a specific national or cultural identity could be given priority. Those on the list will have the option of sharing their project or talent. Shares will be offered in lots of 10 based on a point system, voted on by existing shareholders which will accumulate, giving those who fell short a better chance in the next round. As demand grows, the screening process may become more selective. Share offerings will be limited by how soon things are built, so it will not feel too crowded.