There are still some VANOC volunteers trying to get accommodation on their own in Whistler. Jeanne Johnson has been searching for several weeks now.
"I start on (February 8) and I go to the 24th," she said from her Michigan home. Johnson was told she needed to find her own accommodation.
"I am a fleet driver taking people from site to site up in Whistler.
"I've always wanted to be involved at some level. Really it has been a dream of mine and this is the first Olympics I have ever even got a whole call back."
Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) applied close to two years ago for the position.
She has found some places to stay ranging from $2,400 for 20 days to $800 a month for a two-month minimum sharing a condo with two others.
"I would hate for this to be the reason I can't participate. I will sleep in a bus station, or hide in a gondola if it came to that," said Johnson.
J'ai trouvé plusieurs offres sur Craigslist et Kijiji à des prix complètement fous. Cela me rappelle l'épisode du verglas en 1998. Quelqu'un peu m'expliquer pourquoi, en période de rareté, des personnes gonflent les prix et veulent profiter au maximum de la manne? Je sais, la théorie économique de l'offre et de la demande ...