Hey Amer, I am really glad to hear you’re also working on an OpenVillage house. So we can add one more house-in-making to the list, right?
I’m moving your comment to its own topic (here in the Houses category) so we can discuss in more detail about your initiative: location, business model, team etc… I’d really like to hear more and find out how an OpenVillage house can fit into the local conditions in Jordan. So interesting!
Here is one remarks already: integrating a hotel, as you intend to, can be a good business model. But in touristic places, the traditional hotel business model is probably too tough in terms of competition. There are always people who are not well served by existing offers of accommodation – often these are young people, so serving their needs fits right into the purpose of OpenVillage houses.
For example in Nepal, @anu is looking to found an OpenVillage house that provides good, low-cost accommodation to students coming from rural areas to the capital Kathmandu. They can pay some money, but not much, so currently they often live in bad houses. But with new ideas of how to use the rooms in an OpenVillage house better, they should be able to get good living conditions (for ideas see here, at point “agile bedroom management”).
In Jordan right now, what are the groups of people with the biggest need for better living conditions?
Also have a look at the article “Proposal for a network of OpenVillage houses”, if you haven’t seen it yet. The whole idea is about mutual support, regardless of country borders. We’re eager to welcome your space in Jordan to the network!