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Jenny Jones wrote:Paul,  I've been chatting with Nicole on Wwoofusa and there were a couple questions she wasn't sure of so I'll ask you here. We were discussing coming Aug 2 -16 to get our feet wet ( myself and 13 yr old daughter). She mentioned the WWOOF week starting Aug 16 and that it might be better for us. Only issue with that would be my kiddo starts virtual school that week.  Is there a quiet space for her to do computer work with internet?  She wouldn't be able to help as much during the day.  Also, what are the sleeping arrangements for 2 and do they differ depending on wwoof vs bootcamp?

Sorry for any repeat questions. I tried to find them on the thread but there are so many. Is there a search button in each thread?  I can't seem to find it..

Thank you!
Jen



I wish there was a search function for this thread! You can use the search https://permies.com/forums/search/filters/102, and just search the Wheaton Laboratories forum. Sometimes that's better than just searching the thread because there's bits of knowledge hidden throughout.

I did try to consolidate everything into the Bootcamp website, especially in the FAQ: https://wheaton-labs.com/bootcamp/ (here's the direct link to the FAQ on that page: https://wheaton-labs.com/bootcamp/#FAQ)
 
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Let's suppose that your daughter is going to come for a week of bootcamp with you - and she will be a lovely boot right by your side.   Then I think the thing to do is to pay the $120 for the two of you and come on out.   As a boot, we are pretty good at setting you up with a bunk if you want one - although it is not guaranteed.  The love shack is currently open.  

People that come for wwoof week will need to bring their own tent.  Boots are required to put in 40 hours per week, but wwoofers, by the stuff that wwoof publishes, are only required to work six hours per day.  So we tend to favor the boots.

Also, if your daughter is here when she needs to be in school - we do have a lovely spot that has wifi.  But if she is going to be here but not working as a boot (or wwoofer) then I would like to understand what sort of arrangement you propose.





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Link to info about Love Shake (The Port-a-Cabin): https://permies.com/t/29134/labs/porta-cabin-love-shack. Its a little cabin with a bunk bed.

 
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paul wheaton wrote:Let's suppose that your daughter is going to come for a week of bootcamp with you - and she will be a lovely boot right by your side.   Then I think the thing to do is to pay the $120 for the two of you and come on out.   As a boot, we are pretty good at setting you up with a bunk if you want one - although it is not guaranteed.  The love shack is currently open.  

People that come for wwoof week will need to bring their own tent.  Boots are required to put in 40 hours per week, but wwoofers, by the stuff that wwoof publishes, are only required to work six hours per day.  So we tend to favor the boots.

Also, if your daughter is here when she needs to be in school - we do have a lovely spot that has wifi.  But if she is going to be here but not working as a boot (or wwoofer) then I would like to understand what sort of arrangement you propose.

Thank you for the quick response.I decided to take this opportunity with the way the world is going to get out of the city and expose myself and my kid to hard work, community and reward. My goal is to commit to 2 weeks and see how that goes. Being that we do not currently have a home and I run my business online, it should work and could work for longer term if all goes well. Yes I agree coming before the wwoof week sounds best so she wont have school work to do. I'll go ahead pay the bootcamp fee.
Thank you.





 
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Here's a picture of "the dock" in the libarary where people spend time bonding with the internet:




and the bunks in the love shack:

 
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paul wheaton wrote:Here's a picture of "the dock" in the libarary where people spend time bonding with the internet:




and the bunks in the love shack:



haha thank you. Bonding with the internet would only be necessary if she had to do school. We could care less otherwise.

That bunk would be perfect.
 
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Hi!
My name is Shane (aka "Dez"), and i'm brand new to this community. (from Bothell, wa)
I'm excited to have found permies and pretty much everything that Wheaton Labs is doing!! (permaculture/hugel, beyond organic, experimenting, rmh's, just all of it..all the time~.. lol. seriously.)
There's more to the story, perhaps for another time, i'm happy to share.. anyway..

MY SITUATION:
Interested in the Bootcamp program.. I've started my 200 podcast journey as well as the youtube content. (its like sweet nectar of life, to me.. all the time~..)
I must be bonkers, cuz I plan to be ready to move out there late Aug 2020 (assuming plans go accordingly).
Permies.com suggests the curriculum may begin in July 2020, before i'm available to be there.

QUESTION:
Do i have to wait another 11 mos (until July 2021)? or is there an option for "delayed start" sort of thing?
I'd very much prefer to join you guys asap, if there's any way.
Any suggestions?? =D

Thanks! Sincerely,
Shane "Dez"
 
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Hello Shane! Welcome to permies! I'm glad to hear you're excited to join the Permaculture Bootcamp at Wheaton Labs!

I recommend reading the thread about the Permaculture Bootcamp at Wheaton Labs for more information. I think the FAQ might answer a lot of your questions. If your questions are not sufficiently answered there, I advise asking them in that same thread.
 
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Hi Shane!

The Podcast requirement is not for Bootcamp! (I believe that's just for joining Ant Village) You can pitch in the $100 and join whenever works best for you! We currently have 2 openings in the Bootcamp!

Dave is totally right in the Permaculture Bootcamp at Wheaton Labs being a great place to ask questions--Paul answers questions directly there. In fact, after I make this post, I'll merge your thread into the Bootcamp thread.

Another great resource is the official Bootcamp website. That has a handy-dandy button to pay, and then Paul will get you all the details so you can come out whenever works best for you.
 
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Hi,
Shane again.. Thanks for your thorough and friendly response Nicole!
I'm not sure what's the best way to ask a question that's not answered in the forum (or i couldnt find)? (would happily receive guidance if any)
For example, I excitedly submitted my "coin" to register for bootcamp. Yes! And then.. What happens next?
I think i read in one of the forums that I'd be receiving something to help permies get to know me. Did i miss a step perhaps? =D
Thanks~!
 
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Yay Shane!!! Paul will likely be getting in contact with you soon. I think he sends out a questionnaire and also directions. He's a bit swamped right now with the kickstarter ending in...13 hours! But, I'm thinking you'll be hearing form him soon!
 
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Shane,

On june 30 I sent you the questionnaire.  

I will send it to your permies email address.



 
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Hey I was wondering if there are any spots open. Thank you
 
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Mason Williams wrote:Hey I was wondering if there are any spots open. Thank you



There are currently two spots open.
 
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