I've been kicking around the idea of opening a floating hostel, on a boat or barge-type platform, for some time now. My ideal city locale is Paris, with the hostel-drought the city seems to be experiencing! The idea is mostly still in the ether - I'm an American, and haven't gotten the guts to quit my job just yet.
What types of hurdles do you think I'd have to overcome to see this project through? Parisian regulations on hostels? Possible dock space on the Seine? Specific insurance? The hostel wouldn't move, it would be permanently tied off.
Waste would be an issue, I'm guessing. I would need some kind of hard-line to the sewer system, I'm assuming.
Does anyone have any first-hand advice? I know there are a few hostels like this scattered around; two in Stockholm, one in Krakow, two in Berlin, and one in Belgrade.
Any advice or comments are welcome!!!