September 1 Shipping Update
Dear Backers and Supporters,
The stickers, DVDs, Magnets, and T-Shirts have shipped! If you do not receive your package in the next two weeks (by September 15), please send an e-mail to email@example.com with your name, address, donation amount, and T-shirt size (if applicable).
Meanwhile, at Factor E Farm, the summer saw major advancements with the Open Source Ironworker II, Dimensional Sawmill, Hydraulic Trencher, and Cold Saw . As the summer ends, we are vamping up our on-site team with a Master Prototyper and Machine Designer. The search is ongoing. The recruiting contact is firstname.lastname@example.org
September is also the month we predict to see the first one-day CEB Press production run. Production Director, Marshall Hilton, will lead a group of 8 as they complete weekly one-day production runs during which the newest revision of the CEB press will be completely fabricated from the ground up. These production runs are one facet of our scaling efforts and are predicted to raise $20k monthly.
As far as building with CEBs on site at Factor E Farm, we are currently planning the construction of a series of MicroHouses:
The MicroHouse will be a (simplified) version of the above image made of CEBs and lumber cut on the dimensional sawmill that will house two to four people and will include integrated greywater management, rainwater collection, and other living systems.
All the construction, design, and prototyping that happens on site is made possible through the generous support of backers like you. Thank you for your contributions to a sustainable, healthy, open source future!
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Beta Access. Receive weekly status updates with video blog of progress + honorable mention on the Kickstarter Supporters page on our wiki.Estimated delivery:
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Represent. Get Beta Access + a GVCS sticker + a personal video thank you message from the OSE Founder published on this page.Estimated delivery:
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Back It - Back the project on your own back with the first edition of the Global Village Construction Set T-shirt, in addition to the Represent Package. New reward, added by demand, at the 2-weeks-left mark.Estimated delivery:
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Taste the GVCS. Get the Represent package + Punchout Magnet + deluxe data DVD of complete resource library for easy replication of the 4 machines, including instructional videos. The Punchout Magnet is a refrigerator magnet made from 3/4” punch-outs from the world's first, open source, 150 ton hole puncher - punched with tons of love during CEB Press and Tractor fabrication.Estimated delivery:
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Visit the GVCS. Taste the GVCS package + admission to Factor e Farm for a visit on Visitor's Days to see the action with your own eyes.Estimated delivery:
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Use the GVCS. Taste the GVCS package + Visit the GVCS + a solenoid controller board for the CEB press, including un-soldered components, milled on our own open source CNC Circuit MillEstimated delivery:
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Build Naturally. Admission to a one-day Natural Building workshop at Factor e Farm in 2011 + DVD documenting the natural construction with CEB, Straw, and Lumber, including modular house and workshop designs that can be adapted based on our designs. Includes hands-on experience: brick laying with CEBs and square bale insulation; assisting with lumber production with the Dimensional Sawmill, and square bale making with the Baler.Estimated delivery:
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Consult. Build Naturally package + personal consultation regarding the Civilization Starter Kit applications with the Founder + reservation to a weekend retreat where you can experience the life at Factor e Farm.Estimated delivery:
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Produce. Build Naturally package + an immersion experience of one day of personal coaching for you to do brick pressing, lumber production, or baling at Factor e Farm. We provide you with technical support, you do the actual work, with possibility of taking home the product.Estimated delivery:
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Housebuild. Produce package + 1 month of access to CEB press, tractor, pulverizer, and power units as a 'productive vacation' get-away at Factor e Farm. You get a chance to produce the materials to take with you.Estimated delivery:
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Go Deep. Access to user training workshops for any of the 50 GVCS machines as they become available + fabrication training workshops + other workshops as they are offered at Factor e Farm. This is for responsible individuals committed to re-skilling themselves in a deep way.Estimated delivery:
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