Win a copy of The Prairie Homestead Cookbook this week in the Cooking Forum forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • James Freyr
  • Mike Haasl
  • paul wheaton
  • Dave Burton
stewards:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Joseph Lofthouse
garden masters:
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Steve Thorn
  • Eric Hanson

wofati 0.8 - cooper cabin

 
pollinator
Posts: 268
Location: Central Texas (Georgetown)
162
tiny house wofati
  • Likes 5
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Last time I visited Wheaton Labs (Summer of 2017), I took measurements of the wofati.
image_sketch_CooperCabin.JPG
[Thumbnail for image_sketch_CooperCabin.JPG]
Cooper Cabin measurements sketch
 
pollinator
Posts: 983
Location: Meppel (Drenthe, the Netherlands)
244
hugelkultur dog forest garden urban cooking bike
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I am curious, or interested to know. How is this Wofati going right now? And what are the future plans for it?
 
master steward
Posts: 29114
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Cooper Cabin is slated to be a top priority next summer.  

Right now, one of the pod people is a diesel mechanic and he is shuffling his life to pop out for a few days and get the millennium falcon running - so we can move more subsoil to the site for fully covering the umbrella when it is in place.

All of our projects are deeply rooted in how many people are in the bootcamp and coin.   The more boots and coin, the sooner we can wrap up projects.   There have been a few times we had the coin to hire professionals, but the pros were booked for more than a year out.  One time we did find a pro and hired him, only he turned out to not be a pro.

Frankly, I think it all comes down to the bootcamp.   With lots of boots, our projects move forward.  

https://permies.com/wiki/bootcamp

For folks that wanna see an improved forward velocity with the bootcamp, I would like to suggest supporting the BRK with coin or a care package:

https://permies.com/wiki/114138/permaculture-projects/special-BRK-permaculture-bootcamp



 
Inge Leonora-den Ouden
pollinator
Posts: 983
Location: Meppel (Drenthe, the Netherlands)
244
hugelkultur dog forest garden urban cooking bike
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I understand, Paul. The boots are very important people! Good boots do a lot of work. When they show their work on photos / video we all can see the improvements made possible by their work. That's why there is the BRK, so we can offer them rewards.
 
paul wheaton
master steward
Posts: 29114
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I also think that when the boots have been here for a year, their overall forward velocity is three times more than somebody that has been here for just a few weeks.
 
master pollinator
Posts: 4657
1068
transportation cat duck trees rabbit books chicken woodworking
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

paul wheaton wrote:I also think that when the boots have been here for a year, their overall forward velocity is three times more than somebody that has been here for just a few weeks.



This is so true. I have seen this with a lot of missionary work in foreign countries. In the shorter 2 week programs what I have noticed is that the missionaries really do not do much work, but rather take in a new world. That has merit for sure. It is great that American's can see the way second and third world countries live. But the real work gets done on the 3 month or longer missionary trips.

I am so sure this is the same way with your boot camp. None of it is bad, just longer tenure being more productive.

As for professionals, I can attest to that. I was a certified welder so I saw that all the time. I have realized, the more people talk about what they can do, the less skilled they are. This is especially true in the blue collar trades because I can brag all I want about welding, plumbing, or carpentry, but just as soon as I start working, it is going to be apparent on whether or not I can really do all I say. In welding, the best welders were pretty quiet.

Test me on this. If you need to pay for a professional, hire one that does not boast about their skills, or possibly one that does, and see which one ends up doing a better job.

Note too that I am saying that gender-neutral. In welding women are far better welders than men...even better than me...because their dexterity skills are so much better. I tend to hire women for my contracted work, and I have always been rewarded with some of the best in their field because of it. My forester is a perfect example...an excellent, excellent forester.
 
I have gone to look for myself. If I should return before I get back, keep me here with this tiny ad:
Switching from electric heat to a rocket mass heater reduces your carbon footprint as much as parking 7 cars
http://woodheat.net
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!