GoFundMe OUT of my Storage Space!

$163 of $1,000 goal

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I am an artist in the PNW, and I am raising this money to buy salvaged materials to help me build a small shack. Right now, I live in a crawl space in a house I share with five other women in Bellingham, WA. Rent expense has skyrocketed here in the last five years and it is very hard to find a space to live in on the money I make as a gardener/writer/artist.  I don't have much room to live in the small part of the house I rent, let alone make the art I need to create. 

I have a wonderful opportunity to build a small living space next to a wood studio I will be renting out to make my art. You can see my art at Spike of All Trades. 

It will take me a while to collect/purchase these. I am hoping to raise at least $1000 to buy the materials necessary to build myself a cozy little 10' x 10' home.

I am also a writer, I write about self love and body positive topics. You can read my blog at Eloquent.  I also travel the US when I can and hand out art to strangers I meet on the streets in order to inspire hope and love. You can see my videos at A Love Rebellion .

I will be using almost all recycled materials, and will be creating a space that is both economical and sustainable.  I will build a small wood stove to warm my small home in the winter, and I will use a few small solar panels to light my space and recharge my computer and phone, but otherwise, this home will be completely self-contained. 

It would mean everything to me to get this funded. Just to have windows to look out of in the morning when I wake, or really at any time of the day, would be life-changing.

I will be building in July, so I will need the funds by the end of June.  I am slowly collecting building material donations right now as well, and if you live in the PNW and have building materials to donate, message me and I will gratefully accept them.

At the end of July, if I make my funding goal, I will send the piece of work at the beginning of the video to whoever donates the highest amount to this campaign, and the top ten donors will all receive hand made felt hearts. You can see examples of those hearts at Spike of All Trades.
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A dude is helping me build a wood stove and concoct some radiant heat flooring!!! WAAAAHOOOOOO
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Great news! I have a solar expert who will be installing a solar system in my house in exchange for my help painting his trailer! I am also getting a bunch of lumber from a retiring contractor!!!

I also broke ground yesterday on my build site!
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Got lots of building materials and my brother and nephews have offered to come and help me build! Looks like my dream is becoming real!!!!
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Yesterday I met a guy named Akton who is giving me some building materials in exchange for some gardening!!! I have also recently found out about another work site that might have some spare 2x4's through him!!! I am collecting materials all of June and July and will start building in August!
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