One of the largest expense realities is hosting 4 facilitators, a photographer & a retreat assistant and have the attendees carry that cost as well as the food, supplies, lodgings, etc. (not to mention profit margins). It takes up half of the accommodation spots as well as counts as an expense currently, as facilitators are also paid. One suggestion was to integrate costs, ie: since the facilitators are also attendees (ie: no real hierarchy), perhaps instead of paying them a facilitation fee, their accommodations could be supplemented and their supplies would be covered, but it would still cost (at a reduced rate) to attend as a facilitator. This would bring the costs down but also change the feel a bit. Curious to know your thoughts. In an ideal world, I would be able to pay facilitators (and pay them well), but this is one area that could be re-imagined if it feels right.