|a simple foundation to hold the posts|
|reciprocating roof holding itself up|
Raising the Roundhouse, w/Huckleberry August 6th
We had a great time raising the simple, beautiful easy to understand frame and roof. Several of the participants are inspired to build one themselves... this basic framework can be applied to build a house, greenhouse, outdoor kitchen, gymnasium, etc. see homeearth.tumblr.com/ for more pictures/info of Huckleberry's work..
|Hanging from the rafters!|
|A spruce wall panel sample|
|the roof from below|
TOCA meeting, June 21st: "Transition the Neighborhood, Olympia"
People jumped at the chance to stand next to each other during an "I need/I have" icebreaker, to sit closely, lean in, laugh, and encourage each other's creativitvity, joviality, and love for their communities through simple neighborhood exploration games.
"I'm amazed to find that almost all of my needs can be meet within my immediate community, all it takes is to talk with my neighbors" a participant reflected on the community mapping exercise.
The Northwest Ecobuilders Guild hosted Olympia Village Building Convergence-a Design Charette with great success. (Thursday, June 16th, 6-9 @ Urban Onion)
Groups presented their projects for this years Olympia VBC, then we developed them in small groups, and shared our expanded and /or refined plans.
The next day, Mark Lakeman, community architect and activist of Portland, joined a tour of VBC sites
Our exciting projects include a building an community welcoming gate into the new fertile guild commons downtown, repair of their pizza oven roof, and creation of a 'chicken viewing bench'; & improvements to the pocket park in west oly, including beautiful benches of recycled materials.
Anyone have any pictures of this event to share? Email them to olyvbc@gmail and I can post them.