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DC and cost of the Castle...

December 1st, 2009 at 07:17 pm

Lux's post got me thinking about the cost of our place, we have a mortgage so it is quite a bit higher than hers.

Using round figures, cause I am nothing if not a lazy mathmatician...

house = $35 (mortgage includes insurance, and taxes)
utilities = $5 (electric, water, I missing anything?)
ETA: Internet = $1.50

so 43ish a night? Guess better than a cheap hotel due to the amenities, but not as lovely cheap as I could wish for.

On a slightly different topic, The scouts need a cheap place to 'spend' their popcorn earnings. I would like to do something fun/big and different from 'just camping' But the only idea I have that we might be able to afford is DC..cause that is free attractions, and you can camp fairly close to the city cheap, leaves us with travel and food that I think we aught to be able to afford. 20 -30 per scout for the trip...

Anyone have any other ideas?

3 Responses to “DC and cost of the Castle...”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

    Only difference is my castle/hotel has cable, internet, trash service and a cheap landline phone! Big Grin

  2. princessperky Says:

    No landline, no cable, trash is 'free' (included in taxes) though I will add internet. Thanks

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Plus, consider the accommodations for that price. For $43 a night, you're probably looking at only one bedroom and one bath at a ho-hum motel. That's not enough room for a family.

    That or you can divide the cost of the house down to its individual bedrooms, and compare it that way. I think you will get a much happier answer then.

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