|The Floating Empire in Winter.|
In a world with rising water levels, rising inequity between rich and poor, and aging populations with most of their assets wiped out by property bubble swindles and corrupt bankers, what does one do?
Many new ideas, some pretty successful, have offered themselves. The Tiny House movement has taken off gangbusters, moving more and more people to shift to sustainable lives within their own control. The Maker movement, funded largely by crowdfunding, innovates faster than anything we've seen. New networks for mutual assistance are springing up everywhere. So here, dear reader, is the Grindlebone Arts/ Center for Bypassed Technologies contribution to the mix.
The Concept is of a floating home, powered renewably, utilizing 19th and 18 century technologies bypassed by cheap energy, and constructed largely of recycled/repurposed materials. It must be large enough to be a comfortable residence for a couple and will serve as a demonstration project and classroom. While there is other information on the forum at Grindlebone.org on specific systems, this blog will detail the construction, launching, and initial operation of the vessel.”
|Yeah.....there's gonna be a lot of this.....|