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 50 shares are sold, a waiting list will be established. Money is a detail, people are fundamental.
The first 25 Charter Member shares at $5,000 each are worth 50 days all inclusive accommodation. The next 175 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.
The dividend day is your reward for funds loaned to 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 you earn by working afew hours, volunteer days, have no cash value. They get used first, then the dividend days, before using days from your paid balance. Thecash value of your dividend day will be pro rated based on your balance each anniversary date. You can cash out any time you wish.
If you love the idea of becoming a shareholder, but are on a tight budget, you can pay by installments, as low as $125 monthly.
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, points ranging from one to five. Points earned each round will accumulate, giving those who fell short a better chance in the next round. Share offerings will be limited depending on expansion to other locations so that things will not feel too crowded.