The funds raised for this project will be used to complete renovations for the mill in a timely fashion, which will make the mill available for public use by mid-to-late summer of this year. Also the project goal will see the purchase of the empty lot next to the house for the purpose of growing plants for paper use as well as off-grid paper making practices in warm weather.
All of the labour will be done by myself and a small handful of friends to keep costs low. Expenses will include: insulation, flooring, wall construction, plumbing, electrical work, roof & brick repair as well as purchase of lot used for growing plants with intent of paper fibers. However, the funds primarily will allow for transportation cost of purchased paper mill supplies already secured and basic supplies to pull the first batches of paper. Costs will far exceed the Kickstarter goal but this amount will ensure the mill gets up and running on schedule.
In the end, the petrichorpaper paper mill will offer an opportunity for community participation as well as providing sustainable methods of paper-making. These renovations are the means to the end.
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Risks and challenges
- Since I am doing the construction myself I have to dedicate time while also working full-time elsewhere. Schedule conflicts may lead to delayed labour.
- Permits may take longer than expected.
If anything creates a hindrance all backers will be informed promptly. Regardless, the project will go on!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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