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What's the fairest way to split cost of this holiday?

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Theknittinggorilla Tue 23-May-17 21:28:54

Three families hiring a country cottage for a week:

Family 1: couple, no kids, 2 dogs
Family 2: couple, one baby under 6 months old
Family 3: couple, three kids (4, 2 and baby under 6 months old)

Cottage will need 4 bedrooms, one for each couple and one for the 4 and 2 year old to share. Babies will be in cots in parents rooms.

If cottage is say £3k for the week, how much should each family pay?

Mistletoekids Tue 23-May-17 21:29:25

Pay per bedroom

RNBrie Tue 23-May-17 21:29:48

Yes. Pay per bedroom.

Mistletoekids Tue 23-May-17 21:30:22

Or If money not tight just pay 1/3 each

Icklepickle101 Tue 23-May-17 21:30:23


harderandharder2breathe Tue 23-May-17 21:30:24

Per bedroom.

If there's an extra charge or deposit for the dogs then the dog owners pay the extra

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 23-May-17 21:31:06

Yes per bedroom.

RocknRolla Tue 23-May-17 21:31:16

Family 1: £750
Family 2: £750
Family 3: £1500

Icklepickle101 Tue 23-May-17 21:31:46

No that was wrong I thought 2 family's had the extra room.

TeenAndTween Tue 23-May-17 21:32:10

Agree, per bedroom.

If the other couples are better off than the large family they could graciously sub it a bit though.

If doing food kitty I'd probably just include the adults as a 4&2 don't eat much in comparison.

user1471450764 Tue 23-May-17 21:32:25

Same pay per bedroom

Whosthebestbabainalltheworld Tue 23-May-17 21:32:37

£750, £750, £1,500

Twooter Tue 23-May-17 21:32:39

Split three ways.

Puffpaw Tue 23-May-17 21:33:40

Fairest is per bedroom BUT with our friends in that situation either we would split it three ways, or one couple would pay and invite the others as guests. Guests would sort shopping, dinner out etc

MarciaBlaine Tue 23-May-17 21:33:47

Per bedroom

Mumzypopz Tue 23-May-17 21:34:21

I don't get why the better well off family should sub the others?!

Tiptoethr0ughthetulips Tue 23-May-17 21:35:21

£750, £750, £1500

Kokusai Tue 23-May-17 21:35:47

Per bedroom.

UrsulaPandress Tue 23-May-17 21:36:55

Per bedroom. Although I've been away with friend and she used two rooms and me one, and we paid half each.

She still owes me money from NewYears Eve.

TeenAndTween Tue 23-May-17 21:37:00

Mumz no should but if they are good enough friends they could come up with a good argument to not make it quarter, quarter half. e.g. everyone also has use of the shared areas.

EweAreHere Tue 23-May-17 21:37:16

Per bedroom, and the dog owners pay the security for the dogs.

Xmasbaby11 Tue 23-May-17 21:37:53

Honestly I'd split it 3 ways. Babies sleep in the room but are still taking up space in the house, dogs likewise. It's not just about bedrooms.

Assuming these people are friends!

SomethingBorrowed Tue 23-May-17 21:37:57

Family 1 and 2 should pay the same, 2 dogs vs a baby are comparable in terms of extra space, using the communal areas etc. Family 3 should pay more.
750/750/1500 seem right initially but thinking about it it means
2 adults + 2 dogs = 2 adults + a baby = 2 small DC...
IMO 2 small DC should pay less than 2 adults + dogs or baby.
So maybe 800/800/1400

JT05 Tue 23-May-17 21:38:03

We always split per family. Food was worked out into a kitty, one amount per person, one amount per child. Alcohol was a different split, worked out by the blokes! 😬

akkakk Tue 23-May-17 21:38:55

cost of a 4 bedroom is not always 1/3 extra over 3 bedroom, so you could work on:

cost of equivalent 3 bedroom 1/3 each
extra to have 4 bedroom - payable by family needing that room

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