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We are bringing back old school cool with, simple to erect, free standing, fabric forts, fueled by box fans and imaginations. Read more

Corvallis, OR Crafts
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This project was successfully funded on January 5, 2013.

We are bringing back old school cool with, simple to erect, free standing, fabric forts, fueled by box fans and imaginations.

Corvallis, OR Crafts
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About this project

One hot summer’s day we were trying to beat the heat (no air conditioner). We got the bright idea to re-create a timeless classic of building an air fort with a sheet and a box fan.  It worked fine for the most part, however as we remembered, these forts where not always the easiest to secure (clothes pins), while trying to keep enough air in the fort to maintain its shape. This make-shift fort kept us cool, but lacked stability. Solving this problem lead to us using our imagination to create fun, attractive, easy to erect fan forts. As ideas came, we created a few prototypes.

Under-the-Sea
Under-the-Sea
a basic dome fort
a basic dome fort

 Our first prototype came out beautifully, however, the fabric purchased at our local craft store was too expensive.   The solution was found in one of our regular activities, shopping at “thrift stores”. We decided what better way to give new life to unused fabric, not only does this provide reasonable priced fabric it also adds uniqueness to every fort and fits in with our life philosophy of reusing and recycling.

cube protoype
cube protoype

   As winter sets in here in the Northwest, we would like to fill our time making forts that will help to foster joy and imagination in people of all ages.

Fan-Tastic Airfort with LED lights
Fan-Tastic Airfort with LED lights
Fan-Tastic Airfort with LED lights in the dark
Fan-Tastic Airfort with LED lights in the dark

With your support we will be able to purchase more material (fabric, thread, and magnets), it will also provide us with an opportunity to purchase an additional sewing machine, which will in turn produce a higher volume in less time. Paving the way towards exploration into imaginations and possibilities………..

Matching draw string bags for easy storage
Matching draw string bags for easy storage

Risks and challenges

We feel we have created a solid prototype design that we can implement in relatively easy fashion once we have acquired the necessary equipment from our kickstarter fund. It is expected that if our funding goal is reached, it will take approximately three to four months at maximum to fulfill all of our backer reward obligations as each fort is cut and crafted individually.

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    1 backer

    A personal message of thank you on our Facebook page

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    Pledge $35 or more

    2 backers Limited (98 left of 100)

    You will receive a basic, dome shaped, fan fort. The fort encloses an area approximately 4ft x 5ft. The colors of the fort will be random in nature, but you can make a request based on the gender of the intended recipient.

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    0 backers Limited (100 left of 100)

    You will receive an elongated dome fort. The fort will enclose an area approximately 5ft x 6ft or larger. All forts in this reward tier will also include, colored to match, drawstring storage bag. The colors of the fort will be random in nature, but you can make a request based on the gender of the intended recipient.

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    1 backer Limited (19 left of 20)

    You will receive a 'cube' fort. The fort will enclose an area approximately 5ft x 7ft or larger. All forts in this reward tier will also include, colored to match, drawstring storage bag. The colors of the fort will be random in nature, but you can make a request based on the gender of the intended recipient.

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    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    you will receive an 'Under-the-Sea' fort. These forts feature under water vistas inside the fort. The 'Under-the -Sea' fort encloses an area approximately 5ft x 6ft and includes a draw string storage bag.

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    Pledge $250 or more

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    You will receive the 'Lady-Bug' fort. This fort is shaped and designed to look like a red and black lady bug. The 'Lady-Bug' encloses an area approximately 5ft x 5ft and comes with a matching drawstring storage bag.

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    you will receive the 'Techno-Cube'.The 'techno-cube' will enclose an area approximately 6ft x 5ft or larger. They will include a drawstring storage bag. These forts include L.E.D. lighting, bluetooth equipped speakers and a small pocket to hold your MP3 player.

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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    You will receive the 'Inch-worm' fort. This fort is designed to look like a green and yellow caterpillar. it will enclose an area approximately 5ft x 8ft and will include a drawstring storage bag.

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Funding period

- (30 days)