The man who smells of Huon Pine

$7,105 of $50k goal

Raised by 80 people in 14 months
Ashika Gray  Abels Bay, TAS
Hi, my name is Robert Sweeny, and l’ve been a carpenter for 50 years, l work with rare Tasmanian timbers, specializing in Huon Pine. 3 years ago l began a 5-year plan to produce an organic shaped floating building, putting into practice the best of my skills and knowledge to produce a floating wooden masterpiece.

Two months ago l was feeling ill and saw my doctor, he ordered some tests (MRI) which lead to the detection of cancer of the liver, which is terminal and my time on this planet has been severely shorten, so time is precious.

My present condition has meant l’ve had to stop all commercial work which was been funding the project, my life expectance has been severely reduced so l’m unable to earn the money to continue the task.

Fortunately my wonderful and dedicated sons and grandsons are also amazing carpenters so with there loving help it will be feasable to launch this project onto
the Huon River, within my life. We seek and would greatly appreciate any financial assistance to make this dream a reality as soon as possible.

So far the building has consumed 10 tons of select and hand crafted ancient and rare Huon Pine. The structure is magnificent, finely detailed and beautifully hand crafted with finesse. This extraordinary project has captured the imagination of all who have seen it. It is truly one of the man made wonders of the Huon Valley and your donation will contribute to the launch of this uniquely Tasmanian creation, the first and only of it’s kind.


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Posted by Ashika Gray
14 months ago
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Hi Everyone.

Saw Rob yesterday and he's asked me to post this in thanks to you all for your generous support. He's looking and feeling heaps better because of it and says "It's lifted a huge weight from my shoulders". He's back on the tools and continuing the dream without the stress of needing to find finance, thanks again. We will post updates and more pics as it happens. :)
Rob relaxing, thanks to you guys X
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Posted by Ashika Gray
14 months ago
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The fund is created to help fill my great friend Rob Sweeney's last BIG dream, please help him all you can.

Cheers.

Ash
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Catharine Brunt
14 months ago
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Robert and his family,would like to express there deepest gratitude and a huge THANK YOU for all your support. He is feeling spiritual uplifted by all your love and kindness . All this support is propelling this project into reality. Check for updates soon.

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Gai Granny
14 months ago

Can't wait to see her on the water!!

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Lucie Haarp
14 months ago

I haven't got cash but Ii can offer hope, a friends mother has just cured herself of the most aggressive liver cancer using cannabis oil. Please also look into b17 or laterite, i have first hand stories of people curing themselves with this too, also dr tullio simoncini and his success with bi-carbonate. All simple easy cheap proven things that might just help. much ♥

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Rastus Garbenis
14 months ago

go you good thing ! what an amazing undertaking !xxx

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Nic Stedman
14 months ago

Love your work Rob.

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$7,105 of $50k goal

Raised by 80 people in 14 months
Created January 14, 2016
IP
$50
Ian Pennack
12 months ago

What can I say, having not known the man. He was the man who did the work, and that's good enough for me. I wish Legend of Merlan a long life, due to the efforts of Robert Sweeney

CL
$100
Celia Leverton
13 months ago

Wishing you, your family and the project well Rob xx

$50
Anonymous
13 months ago
GP
$25
Greg P
14 months ago
PA
$30
paul allen
14 months ago

Here's to a truly devoted craftsman!

$500
Anonymous
14 months ago
$100
Anonymous
14 months ago
RM
$250
Ross McCrone
14 months ago

All the best Robert, I've long admired your fine craftsmanship.

LG
$50
Lisa Gormley
14 months ago

Best wishes and Big Love xxx

DR
$100
Denise Ray
14 months ago
Catharine Brunt
14 months ago
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Robert and his family,would like to express there deepest gratitude and a huge THANK YOU for all your support. He is feeling spiritual uplifted by all your love and kindness . All this support is propelling this project into reality. Check for updates soon.

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Gai Granny
14 months ago

Can't wait to see her on the water!!

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Lucie Haarp
14 months ago

I haven't got cash but Ii can offer hope, a friends mother has just cured herself of the most aggressive liver cancer using cannabis oil. Please also look into b17 or laterite, i have first hand stories of people curing themselves with this too, also dr tullio simoncini and his success with bi-carbonate. All simple easy cheap proven things that might just help. much ♥

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Rastus Garbenis
14 months ago

go you good thing ! what an amazing undertaking !xxx

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Nic Stedman
14 months ago

Love your work Rob.

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