Great News!!! A generous
Destiny faerie has donated $20,000 to the No Place Like Home development fund.
This directed donation is requested by the donor for building the workshop. The
workshop has been discussed for a few years on Land Use and the Design Comet. This
article is a distillation of those previous discussions.
The location of the current
white, plastic Shit Shed was the original placement for the workshop. With
clearing trees in Noisy Bottoms, the focus has shifted in the development site.
It makes sense to place the workshop directly on the road. Future plans include
timberframing the dining hall and cabins. This space would importantly need to
be on the road for ease of timber unloading. The current considered location is
on the corner near the propane tank. The Shit Shed site will be the sauna.
The workshop functions
include a 20x30 insulated, wood-heated space for machinery and tool storage. It
would have enough open space for at least two faeries to carve timbers. There
will be a workbench. Given it is heated one could sleep in there.
The Circle opted to start
work on the dining hall as a next project a few years ago. Funding for that
project has yet to be secured. Fund-raising for the solar electric system, a
cost of $34,000, took five years to achieve. Two years ago the business circle
agreed to pursue a loan to commence the dining hall construction as soon as
possible. Destiny’s monthly income through monthly electronic funds transfers
(EFT) has decreased from $1,100 a month down to $500. At this time, that isn’t
enough to secure monthly loan repayment. Work to secure financing for the
dining hall will continue this summer. Ultimately, increasing the EFT payments
back up to $1,000 monthly would allow for loan acquisition.
The Design Comet is
reinvigorating now that the funding for the workshop is secured. Next, the
Comet will begin meeting to discuss the design of the workshop, the type of
design—timberframe vs. stickframe—and facilitation of the design process.
Previously consented, the
Design Comet is “closed” after the step-on time. The Design Comet’s mission is
to design the development site and its structures. Comet proposals include methods of financing. Teams from the
Comet operationalize the proposal to complete the project. It is requested you
participate for two years.
Step on for the Design Comet
will occur at the Annual Meeting April 14-16. Daisy Shaver is facilitating the
Comet at this time. If you are interested to step-on, facilitate the Comet,
design the workshop, please e-mail email@example.com.
At the meeting the group listserve
will be created.