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A solar powered mobile recording & production house, bound for open spaces where inspiration runs far and wide.
A solar powered mobile recording & production house, bound for open spaces where inspiration runs far and wide.
73 backers pledged $8,025 to help bring this project to life.

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My Heart

I am a musician by heart. I have been for as long as I can remember. I am also a songwriter, producer and sound engineer. My sound is called Easy Giant. Last year I threw myself into the realm of music production and made a full album. I wrote the songs and lyrics, played the instruments, mixed and produced the tracks. Have a listen. The name Easy Giant is an ode to the forces that keep me in constant wonder: old growth forests, deserts, mountains and waves--the easy giants around us. 

This album was a personal test to see if I could use the experiences and skills I have gathered to create something for people to enjoy. The songs were well received and used in various independent films, including an ABC snowboarding special called Peace Park.

Easy Giant has become a five piece band of talented, close friends. We have had a few small runs on the road and love playing live. We are very excited about playing more shows and a music festival this summer.

The Idea

My biggest goal in life is to create GREAT songs to share with the world. BUT, this goal is so much easier said than done.

Recording time in a studio is expensive and can be intimidating. You need the knowledge of recording techniques and access to lots of gear. Time constraints can be stressful and recording studios are usually located in large urban cities. After spending time in traditional studios, I have come up with a new idea for a studio experience.

Easy Giant live : photo Michael Sproehnle
Easy Giant live : photo Michael Sproehnle

I am a Mountain Man, With a Mountain Plan

But I am also a desert man, a pacific ocean man and a rolling valley man. I am an Environmental Studies major from UC Santa Cruz with a passion for Natural History. I have found through my experiences in life that wide open space inspires us to create.

Mojave Desert Travels
Mojave Desert Travels

For me, in these environments I feel empowered and ready to create, ready to give back to this amazing miracle in which we exist. It is these vast open landscapes that I believe can be catalysts to incredible inspiration and creation.

Colorado Travels
Colorado Travels

The Dream Room

The Dream Room's mission is to combine nature's inspiration and creative production.  This mobile studio will be built on the frame of a tiny home, existing completely off the grid, powered by the sun. The uniqueness of The Dream Room is the readiness to adventure to remote locations where recording wouldn't usually take place, where inspiration can run wild. 

Room with a View in Tahoe
Room with a View in Tahoe

The Materials : Sun Powered Studio

As of now, the studio is simply a well-built frame on a tiny home trailer. I have researched many different designs and sizes of tiny home builds and am excited about combining these ideas.

Exterior Inspiration : photo @smallhomeideas
Exterior Inspiration : photo @smallhomeideas

The vision I have is to use mostly all up-cycled and second hand materials. Including:

  • Reused windows
  • Up-cycled cedar siding for the exterior
  • Up-cycled pine for the interior 
  • Reclaimed hard wood floor 
  • Recycled denim and cellulose insulation 
  • Reused corrugated lower siding to provide weather protection 
  • Second hand small wood stove 
  • Proudly using a 5000 watt solar generator system made by a small company in Utah, to power sound and recording equipment. 

The solar generator provides pure sine wave electricity which is correct power for electronics and recording equipment.  It features an incredibly fast 6 hour full recharge time, and mobile solar panels that can follow the suns path through out the day. The solar generator is a very important part of the studio that will allow it to be completely off the grid. 

Exterior Inspiration : photo www.rockymountaintinyhouses.com
Exterior Inspiration : photo www.rockymountaintinyhouses.com

The Future : Come Create With Us

I have been connecting with different artists to survey their interest in this creative space. Writers, photographers, painters, videographers all seem to be very interested in the benefits of using an isolated creative space. 

I see an opportunity to make recording sessions more accessible to the average musician.  I am fortunate to have great connections with a variety of amazing musicians representing different genres.

Want to record a track? You only have the guitar part figured out? You don't have a full band? We got you covered. Lets figure it out. The Dream Room will be a place where artists can collaborate and create something unique.

The Dream Room goes wherever the music takes it. It will provide artist of all kinds a production house to reach new levels of creativity. A space completely powered by the sun.  

If you dig it, your help and generosity is greatly appreciated!

Hey I just want to say...Thank You! 

Risks and challenges

I can assure you this is a dream I have had for many years, and something I have put lots of energy and thought into. Every dime funded for this project will make it into the build. I have a licensed contractor working along side me throughout the project. I wont skip town with the money, and I wont let it fizzle out. Spontaneous hits may be created as a result of this project. Minds may be blown.

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    Infinite gratitude and thanks to you for helping me accomplish a dream!

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    Easy Giant/ Dream Room stickers and digital download of the first album recorded in the Dream Room before it is released

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    Hard Copy of the first album recorded in the Dream Room, Easy Giant/ Dream Room stickers, 2 photos from our recordings in the Dream Room, and your very own Dream Room Project T Shirt.

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    The previous rewards and a digital download of my super secret unreleased Easy Giant iPhone album, all recorded on my iPhone.

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    The previous rewards and a one of a kind canvas of spacey mountain art, created by me, for you.

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    A limited edition professionally printed photo book of my personal iPhone photos of travels and adventures throughout my year (moments on stage, snowboarding in beautiful locations, climbing mountains, exploring deserts, the California coast, etc)

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    Come and use the space for a day! Make something surrounded by beautiful mountains in California. (must travel to me in Truckee, CA about 3hrs North East of San Francisco)

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    Easy Giant will play a cover of a song of your choice, film it in the studio in HD and put it on youtube, thanking you personally.

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    A private Easy Giant show OR a really funky dance party (yes i play in a funk band called Thick Newton too) for you and your friends.

    Note: If you live within 2 hours we will come to you. If further, travel costs must be provided.

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    Lets put you in the mobile studio and make a track. YOU are the artist. You have full control. I can help produce/perform as much or as little as you would like on any amount of instruments.

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