The Happy Pig
As you know, our first crowdfunding campaign to create a free community space -- where people could stay, eat, play, share and dance, entirely for free, on a permaculture-based land project -- was hugely successful, thanks to the generosity of many people like you. Not only did your kindness help us create a project which we believe will serve people and planet for many years, such life-affirming action also reminded us why we do it -- and that's invaluable.
What you may not yet know is that we spent last summer creating the exterior (and the internal walls) of the building -- using materials and techniques such as cob, wattle & daub and cordwood -- and that the project is now about two-thirds of the way to completion. We ran three free natural building courses, through which lots of wonderful people became friends. And all for 11% of the cost of a conventional build this size.
However, as is notorious with all building projects, it ran over budget (despite dedicating 6 months of our own time entirely for free) considerably due to unforeseen costs, and we still have the interiors to finish this Spring. Floors, heating systems, bunk beds - that sort of thing. In order to achieve this, we need the help of those who love this project as much as us - people like you.
If you would like to support it again yourself, there are a whole range of new rewards which you can choose from -- courses in moneyless living, wild painting, acrobalance & writing; long weekends with friends here at our permaculture smallholding (staying in The Happy Pig), yoga retreats & invites to launch parties; even personalised books, home-brews named after loved ones and native trees planted in your honour.
If you know anyone -- a person, an organisation, a fund -- who may want to support this project also, then by all means take a moment to share it with them in person or on social media - this could really make all the difference!
Here is the link to our second, and final, crowdfunding campaign: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/happypig
I'll leave you with a picture of some of the people who got involved with one of our free natural building courses in the first stage of the build - we hope to see many of you here in the future!
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