I would like a website written to facilitate holiday let outs on a small scale
Initally we are looking at 100 lets over five Australian states
The website would eventually have to take up to 500 lets at a time
Page one should include a familytype photos which I have.
I prefer to have wide general menu, and a general menu of links at the side
On the first page we will divide the lets into
Australian States to begin with
When the customers go to the state of choice then each page will just be an individual house
With a main picture of the house and and then a slideshow of the rest of house. A second slideshow will show surrounds, things to do etc.
This page will have a description of the house and a separate list of house features and a list of things to do in area
It will include a booking calendar ( that I think we will have to rent on a monthly basis)
When a customer want to enquire the enquiry will go direct to the via our website and a copy will be retained in the owners account
Customer will not see the Owners email address at this stage.
Customer can answer the email which will return to owner via "lazydayzstayz"
Initally I expect the customer to only have to go to Main page and choose the state and then come to a list of homes available ( with house pics)
so basically three clicks and you are into the details of the house.
I realise that later we may have to rehash this
I already have two houses available for you to play with and some info
The domain name has already been purchased.
Eventually I would expect to expand this website to include UK and Ireland
The design must be of a fairly homely holiday environment, sensitive to Australia as we hope to encourage overseas visitors, however nothing too touristy.
Bright colours I fancy bright orange, sky blues and sunny yellows
definately summer colours
The rentals are mostly peoples own homes that they rent out from time to time.
In Australia the words "Seachange" promotes the fact that the house is within 5 kilometres of the Ocean
The word "Treechange" are for country locations. Mostly it is city dwellers that opt for going to these places, however we would like to encourage country people to have a City Holiday and I will coin a phrase for that later.
Although this is a .com site it is Australia and I need that quietly mentioned
Many photos will be either of Australian bush, country towns and beaches
just to get the picture. Generally there is not many suburban street houses offered.
We may have to change some phraseology from USA to Australian
We will may also need a login for owners
* * *This broadcast message was sent to all bidders on Monday Jan 10, 2011 9:33:46 PM:
Some of you have written to ask about colours and help to visualize the site I need you guys to use your expertize to come up with something. I gave you this picture because mostly it is families that want to use homes and cottages. I think this photo makes a statement. probably something like this site below without all the left hand side list could be okay with the photos of houses and then a button to get more details. Lets keep it simple at this stage you can google "holiday rentals" and get lots of sites similiar only mine will be less complicated Please read the project carefully to understand what is required please note a calendar will be required for every property but I maybe something like "wotif" have with a list would be ok If you have not already..Please bid..If you do not bid I cannot choose you [url removed, login to view]
* * *This broadcast message was sent to all bidders on Tuesday Jan 11, 2011 6:01:08 AM:
To all bidders Sorry have to delay project for a few days Australia presently in grips of National disaster from extensive flooding, size of France, germany and Switzerland together Not touched here yet We now have to prepare our home, as rain is relentless Please be patient thank you Vivienne
* * *This broadcast message was sent to all bidders on Tuesday Jan 11, 2011 9:05:01 PM:
Please note this is a broadcast message to all bidders. If it does not apply then just ignore it. I can no longer privately message each person, so any questions will be answered by this broadcast The site is to be written and be completely functional, that is all graphic design/all functions/ready to upload or you may like to upload it and try it yourself a) I only need owner log in b) The customer will only be able to contact owner via my website. c) Calendars for availablity on each owners page d) time. Need to be finished by 14th February if possible e) An additional feature I have realised I need is form for new owners to be able to list their property and browse their photos is this is not too hard. f) delete state menu as such ...we will only be operating in two or three states for at least a year. Could have a "target" to go to down to another state g) I will NOT accept unofficial bids and no skype or any other form of messaging except via vWorker until a worker is chosen. Asking me to do that means I will not chose you. Please finalize your bids