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DESIGNERS ON HOLIDAY

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Designers On Holiday (DOH) is a design adventure exploring new ways for designers to reintroduce themselves to the natural and playful side of design. 

Sauna in place
Sauna in place

The campsite acts as a hub for creative activities of all shapes and sizes. Designers are encouraged to collaborate, share and teach one another the tricks of their trade. 

Pink Hot tub
Pink Hot tub

The permanent location of DOH is 15 Acres of Gotlandic countryside. A mixture of limestone bedrock and dense juniper bushes. The site is a source of inspirations for the designers who attend the annual camp.

Standard issue camp tents at night
Standard issue camp tents at night

A CAMP SITE BUILT BY DESIGNERS 

After 5 years behind the beautiful Juniper bushes of the Swedish Island of Gotland Designers on Holiday (DOH) is preparing to welcome visitors to the site and host creative workshops, dinners, and movie nights. For the past 4 years, over a 2 week period annually, internationally acclaimed designers have been busy building DOH up into a sustainable campsite. So much love and attention has gone into the site and so many wonderful things have been produced, from cabins to hot tubs, shower towers to bread ovens.

Cabin no 3 on the move.
Cabin no 3 on the move.

DOH COMES OUT FROM BEHIND THE BUSHES 

Now it’s time to open up the site to the public and invite visitors to stay in our cabins, attend workshops and lectures, and share the knowledge we have acquired over the years. In order to do this we are missing a nice toilet for guests to relieve themselves in. 

New Toilet
New Toilet

We have the location chosen on site and we know that we want it to have a toilet, a sink and another seperate unit for a new shower. We will then hand it over to a team of designers to design and build the toilet onsite. Letting the location inform the design.

NOT JUST A TOILET  

Our minimum goal is to build a toilet and 3 new cabins, but our ambitions are even greater and for that reason we have a few STRETCH GOALS. Reaching these stretch goals will really accelerate the Designers on Holiday camp to greatness. Allowing us to build faster and more adventurous as well as really lay the foundation for the camp to live long into the future hosting environmental design conscious events.

OUR GOALS 

£5,000 - COMPOSTING TOILET AND 3 NEW CABINS

  • Eco friendly composting toilet set amongst the juniper bushes for campers and visitors of the Gotland site to relieve themselves in style and in comfort.
Ecco Toilet
Ecco Toilet
  • 3 new sleeping cabins that can be moved around the site on the back of the trusty massy Furguson tractor. 
Micro cabins
Micro cabins

£7,000 - COMPOSTING TOILET, 4 NEW CABINS  AND WELDING EQUIPMENT

  • Eco friendly composting toilet set amongst the juniper bushes for campers and visitors of the Gotland site to relieve themselves in style and in comfort.
  • 4 new sleeping cabins that can be moved around the site on the back of the trusty Massy Furguson tractor. 
  • A mig welder, bench and safety tools to allow the DOH reach the next level of construction. Currently we have to borrow a welder from southern Sweden and drive it all the way to the island.
MIG welder
MIG welder

£10,000 - COMPOSTING TOILET, 4 NEW CABINS, WELDING EQUIPMENT AND A SITE OFFICE

  • Eco friendly composting toilet set amongst the juniper bushes for campers and visitors of the Gotland site to relieve themselves in style and in comfort.
  • 4 new sleeping cabins that can be moved around the site on the back of the trusty Massy Furguson tractor. 
  • A MIG welder, bench and safety tools 
  • A portable site office for CAD work, meetings and storage over the cold winter months.
Modular site office
Modular site office
Modular site office assembled
Modular site office assembled
 

REWARDS 

A thank you post card sent from Gotland
A thank you post card sent from Gotland
An official DOH pin badge
An official DOH pin badge
PDF Instruction manual for a micro cabin
PDF Instruction manual for a micro cabin
PDF Instruction manual for a standard issue camp tent
PDF Instruction manual for a standard issue camp tent
Natural dyed DOH T-shirt in XS,S,M,L,XL (EU SIZES)
Natural dyed DOH T-shirt in XS,S,M,L,XL (EU SIZES)
DOH enamel mug
DOH enamel mug
One nights Bed and Breakfast during July 2018
One nights Bed and Breakfast during July 2018
A celebration in your honour. A grand dinner with local produce which you are welcome to join or relive through wonderful photos.
A celebration in your honour. A grand dinner with local produce which you are welcome to join or relive through wonderful photos.
An area of the camp in your name. [insert name here] The Joe Blogs shower tower or the David Beckham Cinema. A plaque will be installed on location.
An area of the camp in your name. [insert name here] The Joe Blogs shower tower or the David Beckham Cinema. A plaque will be installed on location.
Posters available in multiple colours
Posters available in multiple colours
Set a design brief with us. What do you think the camp needs?
Set a design brief with us. What do you think the camp needs?

WHERE IS MY MONEY GOING?

Each year the Designers on Holiday camp is run on a shoe string budget, but with that small amount of cash we have been able to build a lot. Once we have given all of our generous backers their rewards the rest of the money will go back into the site. With our minimum goal of building a toilet and 3 more micro cabins we will have everything we need to open the site up for visitors outside of the annual designers residency program. Once we have this minimum goal we will be able to welcome guests through out the summer months. If we meet our STRETCH goals we will be able to expand our capacity for guests and expand our capability for producing more amazing ecologically mind work on our unique site.

MILESTONES

As soon as we receive the funds from Kickstart we will start ordering the materials needed to to fulfil all of our rewards whilst simultaneously ordering the necessary materials from local suppliers to complete the build projects.

Once on site we will collect the supplies needed to produce the rewards and produce them onsite. When they are already we will pop them in the post. 

By then end of July 2018 we will have a fully functioning campsite ready to welcome camping guests, workshop and lecture attendees.

DOH OUT IN THE WORLD

"Sweden’s number one retreat for designers" - ELLE DECOR

Design Milk

Condé Nast Traveler

Fast Company

It's Nice That

Morewithless Magazine

This is Range

The Hinter Land

The Holborn

 Vice

Design Boom

Dis-up

BLEND\BUREAUX

GRINDTV

FALCON

THANK YOU SO SO MUCH

The Designers on Holiday has been a labour of love for Tom and Bobby over the last few years and we can't express enough how grateful we are for your support. We really hope you like what we have been up to and can't wait to show you around the site.

THANK YOU !!!!
THANK YOU !!!!

 [photos by Mark McGuinness and DOH]

Risks and challenges

There are very few risks involved. This will be the 5th year the campsite on Gotland has run. We have a lot experience planning, designing and building on site as well as other studio builds across Europe and the U.S.A.

Designers on Holiday Gotland is an on going project that shows no sign of stopping, so we have no doubt we will be able to open our gates and welcome people asap.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £1 or more About US$ 2

    Every little helps

    Every little really does help. Your contribution could help go towards buying a new toilet that guests can use or towards the purchase of a box of screws. Everyone at DOH will be super grateful.

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    Pledge £6 or more About US$ 8

    A little more helps even more

    A big thank you from Everyone at DOH.
    To show you how thankful we are. We will send you a custom postcard from the Island of Gotland.

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    Just a manual

    You just want to build your own cabin or tent and none of the other junk.

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    Poster

    A choice of a tent poster, desert bus shelter poster or cabin poster on a coloured heavyweight paper of your choice.

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    Pledge £20 or more About US$ 26

    Welcome to the club

    You would be helping us fund a much needed toilet so guests to the site can relieve themselves in comfort rather than scratching there butt on a sharp juniper bush. To show you how thankful we are we will send you a DOH badge and a natural dyed DOH t-shirt produced on site.

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    • Natural dyed DOH T-shirt
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    Pledge £30 or more About US$ 39

    Manual for a DOH tent

    Now we are talking. This is a donation that really gets the ball rolling and will allow DOH to run ahead and allow visitors though our doors. To say thank you we will send you a DOH pin badge, but we will also send you instructions to make your very own DOH little white tent.

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    Pledge £50 or more About US$ 65

    DOH starter kit

    You are really helping open DOH to the public now. To say thank you we would like to give you a DOH starter kit. 1x DOH badge, 1x DOH T-shirt and 1x Micro cabin manual and 1x little standard issue tent manual.

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    • DOH pin badge
    • Natural dyed DOH T-shirt
    • Manual to build your own DOH little white tent.
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    Pledge £100 or more About US$ 130

    Entry level Philanthropist

    You are really pushing the gates of DOH open fast. In return we would like to place your name on our donor list on the DOH website. We would also like to welcome you into the DOH club with a pin badge, mug, T-shirt and instruction manuals for a tent and cabin.

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    • DOH pin badge
    • A thank you on our website
    • Manual to build your own DOH little white tent.
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    Pledge £500 or more About US$ 646

    Celebration in your name

    As a true patron of the arts. We would be delighted to through a celebration during the July residency in your name. We would share photos and toast of the night with you and you would of course be welcome to join us. We would also send you a DOH mug, pin badge, T-shirt and manuals for the micro cabins and little white tents.

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    • DOH pin badge
    • A celebration in your name
    • A thank you on our website
    • DOH enamel mug
    • Manual to build your own DOH little white tent.
    • Manual to build your own DOH micro cabin
    • Natural dyed DOH T-shirt
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    Pledge £1,000 or more About US$ 1,291

    We name this shower [insert name here]

    As a stand our donor to this adventure we would be honoured to name an area of the site in your name. We would erect a plaque in your honour as well as sending you the DOH mug, pin badge, T-shirt and instruction manuals for the micro cabins and small white tents.

    Includes:
    • DOH pin badge
    • A thank you on our website
    • An area of the site in your name
    • DOH enamel mug
    • Manual to build your own DOH little white tent.
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    Pledge £2,000 or more About US$ 2,581

    Set a design brief with us

    It seems like you really want to be involved. Why not set a brief for the residency with us. What would you like to see built on site? (within reason) We would of course send you all the goodies bellow.

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    • Set a design brief with us
    • DOH enamel mug
    • Manual to build your own DOH little white tent.
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    Pledge £3,000 or more About US$ 3,872

    Open the doors already!

    It seems like you really want to be able to visit the site and see what the attendees have been up to.

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    • A celebration in your name
    • An area of the site in your name
    • DOH pin badge
    • A thank you on our website
    • Manual to build your own DOH little white tent.
    • Manual to build your own DOH micro cabin
    • Natural dyed DOH T-shirt
    • Postcard from Gotland
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    Pledge £150 or more About US$ 194

    For one night only

    To thank you we would like to make you dinner, provide you with a cabin and make you breakfast in the morning. Oh and a pin badge, T-shirt, Enamel mug, instruction manuals for a tent and cabin, plus a nice thank you on the website.

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    • A thank you on our website
    • DOH pin badge
    • One nights stay on site
    • DOH enamel mug
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