An Artist Community in the Woods

$525 of $30k goal

Raised by 13 people in 7 months

We're building an ecovillage and community center!!!

We aim to be build a learning center for everyone who yearns to master skills in permaculture, natural building, upcycling, art and living sustainably. 

After years of research, traveling and hard work, we finally settled on the perfect piece of land where we can start building an ecovillage full of art, green homes, food, teachers and doers. Located 2 hours north of New York City, we can have access to what the metropolis can offer.

We want to build mostly with strawbale and cobb.  Most other meterial will have to be upcycled to keep as small a carbon footprint as possible.  While we may start connected to the gridd for the build we aim to make reusable energy.

It will be an artist/traveler resort and village where living in harmony with nature, creativity and self sustainability are the goals

There is room for several families to live full time along with cabins, yurts and tree houses for guests and students. We want the community be a launching pad for creativity and growth while taking to heart 10 principles:

- Communal Effort
- Gifting
- Radical Inclusion
- Radical Self-expression
- Civic Responsibility
- Leaving No Trace
- Radical Self-reliance
- Participation
- Decommodification
- Immediacy

The best part of this 18 acre parcel is the combination of zoning. We have been hard at work studying the codes and regulations to make sure we can build all the facets of this project. to make the perfect homestead and working art spaces  .  This means we can have several homes, workshops, farm animals, green houses and businesses without subdividing. We can even use the land as a campground (festival time?!), RV park or trailer park!!!!
For those interested in building a strawbale house, I am happy to say that it is now within the building codes of NY state.

Guess what, there's also 550 ft of river frontage for all to enjoy....you are going to play in there, a lot!

The ugly side: It's just a little bit more money than we can afford at the moment. We are short $30,000 and need to find these funds as soon as possible.

Here's what you can get for yor donations:

$10 - Hand painted post card.
$20 - Post card and a tour of the property.
$50 - An original 9 x11 print of the land.
$100 - Free ticket to our first weekend party and a drink.
$500 - Free ride and a ticket to our first weekend Party and a drink (come from NYC in a party bus!).
$600 - Personalized wilderness 1 day training.
$1,000 - 10 classes or workshops anytime you want plus a ticket the the first weekend party.
$5,000 - One week (room and board) of your choice for two in a yurt, a tree house or a cob cottage.
$10,000 - All of the above plus unlimited classes and workshops for a year.
$30,000 - We will build you a cob cottage to use at your leisure.
$50,000 - All of the above in whatever combination you want.
$120,000 - Just come live with us in this eco-village, make art and be happy....you sure will make the rest of us very happy!!!

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Building a Festival Way of Life....

A traveling collective of Art, Body, Mind, Spirit and Sustainability

-     The People's Caravan
-     The Caravan's Facebook Page
-     No Man's Land Extravaganza

"Evolution is natural, resistance is futile"

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Posted by Greg Can
7 months ago
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Thanks again to the Fantastic 4 who donated. We have a limited amount of Un-Stable Makerspace pendants for anyone donating $100. Please make sure to put "Pendant" in the comments to let us know that's what you want instead of the Party package.
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$525 of $30k goal

Raised by 13 people in 7 months
Created August 24, 2016
JB
$20
Jerusha Barnes
5 months ago
$20
Anonymous
6 months ago
$20
Anonymous
6 months ago
TD
$5
Tycho Dan
6 months ago

Go Greg!

AL
$27
Ariel De Lion
6 months ago
JB
$50
Jesse Brooks
6 months ago
$33
Casey Skodnek
6 months ago

Hooray!

GB
$75
gueorgui borov
6 months ago
WB
$100
Wouter van den Bos
6 months ago

Love form Berlin -- Wouter, Sophie, Louise & Taos!!

$20
Veronica Anderson
7 months ago

Guys! Help me build an Earth Ship for everyone to live in so I can put my architecture degree to good use!

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