Daron Williams wrote:For the teaching part... does creating and selling an online course about permaculture or a permaculture topic count?
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:
COIN-13: Producing food for wheaton labs in 2020. I have a BIG list of food basics (produce, eggs, chickens are all possible) that we are not yet growing ourselves and will likely not yet be growing in 2020. This could be any where from $2,000 to $10,000 per year if someone wanted to get some serious food production up and running. I tried to sign up for a local organic (actually Montana Homegrown standard which is better than organic) CSA this year (2019) and they were sold out. So I imagine there could be additional market for your food production beside wheaton labs.
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:COIN-6: Help with rentals - Coco and I are still optimizing our systems for this, but once we have a busier schedule, we could certainly use (and have paid residents) for cleaning / changeover help with rentals.
COIN-11: Help with events - again, we're still optimizing, and there are things we need to have in place, but we would certainly love to pay for help, or even a COOK for some (or eventually many?) events!
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:
A word about a few that Paul mentioned in the boots thread.
COIN-1: Jocelyn bounties. These have been anything from installing our weather station, to building a planter box, to selling stuff on eBay and there are lots more random things such as clothes mending, handyman/woman type items on the list.
a little jingle in your pocket
COIN-1: After a few weeks (once fred thinks you can do stuff on your own), talk to Jocelyn about some bounties for coin. She has several little projects she is willing to pay for. A person could earn about $100 to $200 per month on evenings and weekends.
COIN-2: Several boots have harvested hundreds of dollars by posting pics and videos of theirs experiences here in the BRK program.
COIN-3: And if there is a special tool or bit of warm clothes you would like to have, the gapper love and ant love programs have proven to be quite generous.
COIN-4: When people need a ride to and from the airport a person with a rig could harvest pick-up and drop-off bounties. (Normally $35 one way during normal hours and $55 for crazy hours)
COIN-5: When a boot is here long enough, they can harvest some coin giving tours.
COIN-6: Sometimes we have a rush and there is a need for people to help with rentals - and that pays money!
COIN-7: Some ants and deep roots people have paid for help with their plots - building and gardening.
COIN-8: We have a neighbor that sometimes needs some construction help and has paid for that on evenings and weekends.
COIN-9: Some residents in the past have set up patreon accounts and made a few hundred bucks a month posting videos and pics.
COIN-10: When you have a plot to play with, you can build a fence and some gardens and a structure. And then you can sell those improvements to somebody else.
COIN-11: When a boot is here long enough, they can harvest some coin helping with events on weekends.
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:wheaton labs is comprised of two pieces of property:
base camp is a ROCKY, very hilly chunk of land with a steep rise culminating in a 500 foot little peak that we call the "hollowed out volcano with good submarine access" and has:
good well water on-grid electricity wifi outdoor willow feeder "willow bank" (like an outhouse) outdoor (rockety wood-heated hot water) shower shack
The lab is two miles from base camp along a paved, then gravel, then steep dirt-sometimes-mud-or-snow-adventure road. It is a much larger, more diverse, forested property surrounded by US forest land. lab features include:
off-grid no wifi solar electric power via the small "voltzwagon" at Allerton Abbey solar electric power via the "solar leviathan" at Cooper Cabin no water source yet (bring water from base camp) limited cell service, some places no cell service two outdoor willow feeders - "the chateau de poo" and the "willowonka" (next to Cooper Cabin) lots of wildlife - including black bears, so please store food properly to avoid attracting bears
Tom Condon wrote:This is the manual laundry machine mentioned above:
I have the ingredients for making my own laundry soap, soap flakes, Borax, and Washing Soda, is that acceptable? I also have a wash system I purchased, but have yet used full time.