A Language Transfer Van!

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With the last tracks released, a 5-year long, dark tunnel of oppressive and life-draining audio proofing/editing has finally come to an end! WOOHOOO! ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt0-izx779k&t=2s&index=27&list=PLeA5t3dWTWvvG6J2KQ6LMN6GupsDJrbMO)

I look forward to investing this freed-up energy into the publication projects, the new VIDEO courses for Complete Arabic, Intro to Mandarin and the remainder of Complete German, as well as working to share the project and increase support so that a new language can be announced sooner!

For now, it's time to leave the temporary accommodation in Barcelona, but where to? Why not everywhere!
What if we get LT on the road, and remove the burden of rent on this project's resources, with an LT camper van!
This feels like a wonderful and obvious idea to get the most out of a little, but we do need one serious push to make it happen!

Please give generously towards this one-time crowdfunding campaign to help raise €10,000 for an LT camper van-home (such as this one:  https://www.gumtree.com/p/campervans-motorhomes/fiat-ducato-swift-mondial-campervan-12-months-mot.-/1298899795).
Savings on rent would mean that we'll be able to edit the Patreon milestones to reflect having funds to pay for filming and video editing once we cross the next ($2,000) milestone, rather than the $2,500 one! 
A successful campaign will mean a seamless transition into the new video course model which is set to be groundbreaking for LT, but might otherwise be a long time coming without this push.

Possible Concerns (I'll add your FAQs here):

Are you really going to live in a van?

Yes! :) I've bounced around from one dingy apartment to the next over the years working on LT (I've been homeless for a while too, although I didn't quite see it like that camping out in a Greek summer, but I was hungry!) ...anyway, the van will be a doddle and I look forward to deciding each night where I'd like to wake up! :) 
If I get tired, I will be able to easily reach empty properties offered by LT users, enjoy artist residencies, etc. And even if I/we (...it's your money!) manage to not pay rent for just 1 year because of the van, it will have already paid its dues... and we'll still have a van for touring!

How will you work?

I have always been stuck working at home save a short stint of 2 months at a co-working. Working from home, and alone, can hamper creativity and this effect is accumulative over time... it's time to get me out, and this is the cheapest way to do it!
To regularly vary both my working and cultural environments will keep me on top form, working and networking in various co-workings and through the endless stream of open public workshops dotted across the map! :)

What happens if we don't raise enough?

If we don't raise enough to get the kitted-out van, I will buy one to work on with whatever we raise. This means the Patreon campaign milestones would not be advanced though until the van is finished and ready to go, go, go!
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Thank you!
A big warm thank you to everybody who has donated to the Lan Tran Van campaign, and for all of your lovely and motivating messages too, I really enjoyed reading them and sorry if I haven't had the time to reply personally yet! Thank you, thank you, thank you for showing how much you want this project to succeed, or to continue succeeding I think we can say by now! :)

We have raised €5,691 for the van, which I can top up to €7,000 with what I’ve saved from the Patreon campaign during the last month or so staying at a friend’s place rent-free! It’s still shy of the €10,000 goal and it might be tuff to find a van at this price which can be a living option rather than just for touring, but this is definitely still what I’m aiming for!

How you can help:

-You can still invite folk to donate towards a better van on the LT site although this campaign is now closed.

-Help van hunt! You know the budget, and you can probably imagine yourself what a camper van needs to be liveable (a toilet, mostly!). Feel free to use your search skills to send me vans in the UK, preferably near London/Essex for now. Share some of your luck :)

-Accommodation! I have another week or two of free accommodation (in Essex/Greater London from Tuesday 28th) whilst I hunt for the van. I’m hoping this will be enough but whether it is or isn’t, permanent van life will be much more viable generally if users of LT offer their empty homes up for house sitting! Going on holiday? Have an empty place somewhere? I’d be happy to come and keep it warm and web-free for a couple of weeks! :)

So, I’m a little nervous… somehow I don’t believe this is all happening, but I keep reminding myself how good it can be. My energies and creativity are consistently refreshed when I go to a new place and share what I can offer with new folk! I’m looking forward to meeting more of you, more face-to-face collaborations, and to a much more present Language Transfer, beyond the realm of screens!
Thanks again for throwing yourselves behind this project and as long as you keep supporting, I can keep promising… “there’s still so much more to come!”
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Hello all! There's just 10 days left to get the final campaign amount as close to the target as possible! The better the Motorhome we buy, the more we'll save on rent! Please keep sharing the campaign and letting your contacts know why they should support! :)
(Donations can come through gofundme or through the donation button on the site {which will then be added manually to this page!}) Thank you!!
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Hello all!! Thank you SO SO much for all the generosity! I'm so happy that so many of you have chipped in, even though we haven't got as close to the target as I might have hoped... yet! :) There are still a few more days left on the campaign so please share, share, share and urge people to give!
If we reach €4,000 before the campaign ends in a few days, I'll add another 2 weeks to see if we can take it further! (As per update video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ0RlJXLd_Q&list=PLeA5t3dWTWvvG6J2KQ6LMN6GupsDJrbMO&t=4s&index=29)

Thanks again for giving and putting your support, love and generosity behind this project! <3
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