Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Trace, what you're describing sounds a lot like the bootcamp - more about that here. If they put in the 40 hours of work they even get food staples and starting earning toward a plot of their own! We do require $100 (or the BWB Kickstarter contribution of $100 or more) to get that rolling because there is a LOT to coordinate to make that happen.
We have had people join the bootcamp for just a week as a working vacation and it was great! Just a day or two isn't as helpful, because it takes more than that just to learn where everything is and how we do things. Imagine a stranger helping you cook a meal in your kitchen and they can't find anything...then multiply that times about 100 or 1000 due to all of our projects, a wonderfully large collection of tools in our huge shop, plus all of the different out buildings, new people, etc.
Though, if folks arrive on a tour date, the fee to join the bootcamp goes down to just $50 - see this post.
If you're gonna buy things, buy this thing and I get a fat kickback:
2019 PDC for Scientists, Engineers, Educators and experienced Permieshttps://permies.com/wiki/100059/PDC-Scientists-Engineers-Educators-experienced