Destination Clubs – Sustainability for the Ultra-Wealthy?

For the ultra-wealthy, owning a number of vacation homes scattered around the globe is a standard perk (say what you will about it). But, given that many of these homes sit vacant for much of the year (or more) their impact on environmental sustainability, not to mention the buyer’s pocketbook, is decidedly unsatisfying.
Enter the “destination club” concept. Much like the “car-sharing” services available to urban mortals, destination clubs offer all the perks of ownership at a fraction of the price because the homes are shared with other, very wealthy clients. It’s a little like a time-share, but more expensive and more exlusive. It’s also just common sense. Granted, it’s still an indulgance that average folks will never enjoy, and which is typically not ecologically sound, but any improvement in efficiency is a good thing in my book. The Helium Report has more.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.