Many of the big houses in Denmark gives you the ability to offer both weekend and week-long courses with room for 20 people and up to 40 people with accommodation in a double room. Many with pool and sauna and all the houses have satellite / cable TV, washing machine, dishwasher, whirlpool, internet and fireplace or stove.
There are many benefits attached to do a course in a big rented house. It is much more personal and private. Your trainees will not only learn; they also get a holiday together with new people somewhere in Denmark and you can usually make sure, they are placed in a beautiful location.
Plan your course
- Choice of course venue
- Research activities and facilities in the area
- Planning catering
- Budget and course price
Choice of course venue
If you are thinking of arranging an intensive course in African drum dance, you might as an example be looking for a course venue with a large hall, which is located far enough away from the nearest neighbor to avoid any complaints or conflicts about noise.
If you are planning a slimming course, you probably need a house with as many opportunities for exercise, outside and inside, as possible, and also a kitchen with space for teaching and training to cook diet food.
You must, in other words clarify exactly what you need for your particular course. Once you have done that, you are ready to go on a house hunt for the perfect course venue.
Research activities & facilities in the area
If it is suitable for your course to divide the participants into cooking teams, then it is not only cheaper than other solutions, it is also a good way for the participants to get to know one another.
Of course you can also check whether there is a possibility of catering services offered with the house or in the local area.
Notes down the price of respectively cooking yourself (catering 1) and catering service (catering 2).
Budget and course price
House for 30 people with 15 bedrooms: 2,600 EUR
Linens + towels: 300 EUR
Deposit 700 EUR
Gas, water & electricity according to
If you book a house for 30 people, but only get 20 participants, it means that you can have a bedroom for yourself (you will need it) and that you can offer some double rooms as single room at an additional cost.
Gas, water and electricity according to consumption is an unknown quantity, until the course is over, but when you pay 5,000 in deposit, which you get back - if nothing is damaged, it should level itself out.
Your salary: 2,000 EUR
House in total: 3,600 EUR
Catering 1: 2,000 EUR
Catering 2: 4,000 EUR
Course Price with catering 1: 7,600 EUR / per student: 400 EUR
Course Price with catering 2: 9,600 EUR / per student: 500 EUR
Whether you choose catering 1 or 2, you can now choose to round the course fee for each participant up to the amount that you're comfortable with. You do however need to have a look at prices at similar courses - hence the competition.
If you raise the course price with catering 1 to 495 EUR and course price with catering 2 to 600 EUR, then your total outcome will be:
495 x 20 = 9,900 - 7,600 = 2,300 EUR
600 x 20 = 12,000 - 9,600 = 2,400 EUR
And should you get another 5 sign-ups, you could make (4,775 EUR) or ( 5,400 EUR).
Not bad for a little planning and a week of intensive work!
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