A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
LOGE at The Sands Westport is a one-of-a-kind camp and lodging experience on the Washington Coast with easy access to world-class surfing, beach exploration and other outdoor adventures. After locating a 60’s-era motel minutes from the beach in Westport, WA, we are now in the process of refurbishing and rehabilitating the property to create a place to relax, recharge and re-experience the outdoors. On-site amenities include:
Northwest-friendly covered campsites,
Wetsuit drying & storage
Bar & cafe
Surfboard ding repair & shaping
Stage & movie screen
Communal fire pit
LOGE is much more than just a place to stay the night, it’s a place to connect with the community and meet new friends. With features and amenities geared towards surfers, hikers, and outdoor lovers, LOGE is the easy answer to the question, “Where are we going, what are we doing and where are we staying this weekend?”
LOGE (pronounced Lodge) came into existence when a group of developers were looking to fill a gap in the market with lodging centered around outdoor enthusiasts in locations where hip lodging options are not currently available. Our goal is to provide a fun, clean, and affordable experience in a location that is both a place to adventure outside and to stay comfortably.
A concept like LOGE does not yet exist in Westport, but there are similar one-off versions in neighboring coastal communities like Tofino, Long Beach, Seaside, Illwaco and Cannon Beach currently experiencing great success. Westport is both rich in natural and recreational assets, as well as being even closer to major urban centers. As we grow the LOGE experience, we are looking to thoughtfully give back to the surf community, environment, and the local economy. For starters, we will be donating 1% of our Kickstarter campaign earnings to the Surfrider Foundation to further their mission of protecting our oceans and beaches.
We are a lot like you. We are surfers, creatives, builders. We love to travel, we love the outdoors and we believe community plays a huge role in both our lives and our adventures. We are also long-time patrons to Westport, WA and are invested in the local economy.
LOGE's founder grew up on the Olympic Peninsula in a family of outdoor recreationalists and entrepreneurs which ingrained in him an urge to see the area thrive. So while LOGE is a financial venture, it’s a personal one as well. We aim to enable recreational access on the coast while building the economy of Westport in a sustainable way.
So far we have purchased the property and secured some initial funding, but with your help we can:
Increase our brand awareness
Ensure operational cash flow
Finish the build-out of this unique property
By Kickstarting us, you will help us dial in the finishing touches and be a part of our founding team.
From campsites, beds in the bunk room, and motel room packages to full month-long escapes, we're pleased to offer discounted rates on nightly room stays. Be sure to get in early for the best deals.
The reason we chose Westport is its access to world-class surfing and gorgeous coastline. Come experience it for yourself with surf and stay packages that include rental gear from our partner, Bigfoot Surf School, or pick up a s'more kit for your next beach bonfire.
From custom LOGE stickers for your board, car or laptop, t-shirts, hats, koozies and Yeti Lowball tumblers, we're offering many ways and reward levels to rep LOGE.
We are offering the chance to be a permanent part of this LOGE property by naming a room or a campsite, adopting one of our decorative surfboards, or leaving a message on a featured plaque.
YETI LOWBALL ($45) OR COLSTER ($55)
A great way to support from afar! Keep your drink just the way you like it — at our camp or wherever the need may find you.
LOGE x CASUAL INDUSTREES T-SHIRT COLAB $37
One of a kind LOGE t-shirt designed by local Seattle company Casual Industrees
S'MORES KIT ADD ON $15
S'more kit & Firewood Bundle for your first visit First you take the graham. You stick the chocolate on the graham, then you roast the mallow. When the mallow's flaming...you stick it on the chocolate. Then, you cover it with the other end. Then...you scarf.
WETSUIT DRYING ROOM ADD ON $25
Card for a year of access to our wetsuit drying room during your stay. Never put on a cold, damp wetsuit again.
DINE OUT - ALOHA ALABAMA BIG KAHUNA PACKAGE ADD ON $45
A sampler platter of ribs, chicken, brisket, pork, link, cornbread & choice of 4 sides includes two signature cocktail or four soft drinks.
or $50 gift certificate.
Expire December 31, 2017. no cash value.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING ADD ONS TO YOUR PLEDGE
1) After you make your initial pledge, you can go to 'Manage Your Pledge' on your pledge page
2) To purchase add ons you need to increase your pledge by going to the "Pledge Amount" box and putting the amount you wish to increase your pledge by (see prices associated with each add on above)
3) After the end of our Kickstarter campaign you will receive a survey that will ask you questions so that you can explain how you would like your pledge increase to be use
Risks and challenges
Like every new project, we have our own risks and challenges. But primarily, without Kickstarter funding, our mission of building community and awareness through recreation will be dramatically lengthened.
We have secured the property, but with your help we can add extra signature LOGE amenities even quicker.
Using our shaping bay you and Jim can work together to make your dream board a reality. If you don’t know what that might be you two can figure out a concept. If you know exactly what you want and know how to shape you can tell us to get out of the way as you’ve got a board to build. Lastly if shaping isn’t your game and you just want an awesome new board built by Jim that’s cool too! Two room or four camping nights are also included with this level!
As a Level 3 Founder, get a season pass to 14 nights in a motel room or 30 nights at a campsite or in the bunk room. Also add your name and message to a custom LOGE plaque. (Includes YETI Lowball mug, s'mores kit, drying room and storage during stay.)
Rent the entire LOGE property with full access to all amenities for two nights. Host your company meeting, conduct some team building, or just treat your employees to a one-of-a-kind LOGE experience. (Mon-Thurs only, must use by June 2018)