At Ephemerisle, more and more is getting built on the scene. Unfortunately a lot of it is necessarily flimsy so it is cheap (both to construct and if it fails) and so it will fit in our trucks and on our boats to and from.
In order to enable more ambitious construction, we're organizing constructor vessels. These amphibious barges will carry equipment to and from the site, offer stable platforms to build stuff from, and remain intact after the event, so they can be mounted with electronics, delicate or one-off gear, and provide services like WiFi and electricity to be used in more temporary equipment and projects.
The electricity will be generated by renewable sources, solar, wind, biofuels, to help push self-sufficient innovation.
The funding goal listed is enough to help us construct one utility barge of modest size, if there is interest we can construct larger designs, field multiple vessels, and provide better services to the community.
If you become a funder, please select only the services you expect to use, as we'll be using the rewards selected to help guide our vessel construction and equipment buying.
We will produce a reference design, with a guide for sourcing materials, assembly instructions, and a support community for people who would like to build their own next year.