Thursday, March 21, 2013

MIT summer housing research

$160/week for a single (one person, one room)
$140/week for a walk-though single (one person, one room)*
$120/week per person for a double (two people, one room)

 * A walk-through single is a room that is accessed by walking through someone else's room, or that someone must walk through to get to her room.

-> 12 weeks = $2160 to $1680
Single 2171
Double 1910

It will cost $722 or $622 per month, depending on the room. You do not need to rent for all three months.
$1866 to $2166 for 3 months


These approximate prices are for the entire summer and include food. :)
Quad: $1050 
x2 = 2100, except pika has a waiting list and probably only I can get in, not my friend (not from MIT)...?
Triple: $1200
Double: $1450
x2 = $2900, again kind of risky
Single: $1800

rough it out: free
TAing @ $16/hr, 20hr/wk, Jun10-Aug10 = 61 days not including end date (9 weeks) = $2880. Eek. Haha. Time to start selling things on etsy or something...
Possibly factors: novelty (not stay in same place again)
I've been spending this week mostly on applications and looking for funding. In one way, mathematically, this is a good idea -- spend a bit of time to get thousands of dollars versus work all summer to get the same amount of money. However, I am wary that I'm spending too much time on this -- time is money too.
Alternative ways to make money: finish persistence of vision yoyo and sell some. This would happen at the end of May. Con: takes up precious time, again.

Update 4/18/13: Got on the pika waitlist, so... time to look for other options
EC undergrad housing, 2171/summer, May 28 - August 11 (75 days).
~870/month (30 days)

MIT Guest housing, $38.50 per night,
$1154/30 days

x12 weeks, 120/wk, $1440 (480/month)
x2 people, $2880

Frat housing
Looks like about $1700 each for the summer for a double. $1350 ea. if we are okay living in a quadruple.