I'm putting out the call! We need more instructors for this year's PTJ! Our instructors trade their time, effort, and knowledge for a ticket to the entire event. Wheaton Labs is an experimental project. As much as we would love to pay instructors for their valuable time, we just don't have the resources to do so right now. We respect that coming to an event and being dedicated either to a smaller workshop/build, or one of the larger building projects, is a lot of energy and effort on your part! This is why we're hoping to find people who would love to be given the space, materials, and platform to work on something that delights them, maybe something they've wanted to try for a long time, or something they feel they have some level of expertise doing, which they would enjoy passing onto others.
Instructors are asked to teach for three days in exchange for a ticket to the entire event.
Participants at this event are free to move from track to track as they please: either to watch or to participate. There will probably be plenty of people in each of those camps.
This means that instructors are leading their entire build from start to finish, with helping hands from participants.
We are in the process of nailing down the schedule for the PTJ. It's exciting to say that if we have good people helping us (and we already have a lot of that), this event will see some seriously cool stuff come to life.
I'm embedding an image of the PTJ schedule below.
Check out the tracks (labeled at the top) and note the green and red spaces.
Big needs we have right now...
leader for roundwood timber framing projects: especially in Track 5, "Wood & Cob," from July 4th - 8th: constructing a roundwood Pavilion, which will connect two buildings at basecamp.
supporting leader for solarium build (design is still in process! Check out discussion in this thread). This build will be an entire track and take place over the course of the event.
It will be most convenient for people in Montana or Idaho to attend the event, as we're located near Missoula, MT, but we have people coming from all over to participate.
So maybe you don't feel this is up your alley, but you know someone to send this thread to! If you want to spend a couple weeks this summer with like-minded engineers, experimenters, builders, and homesteaders, this is a great opportunity for you.