To raise funds to renovate a 1941 house to create vacation rental property business which is within walking distance to the famous "Waikiki Beach" and "Diamond Head"...
When I inherited my three-generation old family home, with view of the Waikiki hotels and highrises, and Diamond Head, I had a vision of making it a place for people to come and stay in my cozy, plantation-style cottage home, without it costing an arm and a leg for travelers. It is in a location where people don't necessarily need to rent a car because bus stops are only steps away.
Part of the monies will go toward creating an organic vegetable and fruit garden so guests may enjoy cooking meals from my garden. There will also be a back "lanai" (patio) for alfresco dining surrounded by a lush green garden and waterfall!
And so I started cleaning up and renovating the house. However, many months and sweat-equity hours later, and due to the challenging nature of underground construction changing out old pipes, etc. I found out too late that the first contractor I had hired took shortcuts and did not follow city codes. Therefore I now have water pipes and pouring of concrete that need reworking, and due also to the delicate nature of renovating old redwood "tongue and groove" single-walled homes requires someone with experience working on old homes.
So I had to find another contractor who is qualified to take over and make sure my renovation followed the city code requirements. However I am now short $.9,900 in my budgeting to take me to the finish line, not to mention facing many months in delay of opening my dream paradise vacation rental business!
I am hoping to somehow find donors to help me finish the project and in exchange I am willing to give away discounts and free nights of stay as rewards, which you can gift to others if you don't use it yourself.