Funded! This project was successfully funded on March 10, 2010.

Update #8

Fire Up Your Inchgines. Start your own micro business. Updates ++


Dear Inchvestors,

As happens, we've been working hard and are approaching a new era of LOVELAND interaction. There's a Kickstarter round ending today that needs more loving. Please consider an additional inchvestment for yourself or a friend so you can grow your territory and we can keep working and paying the bills and reach our grant goals: .

To see what we've been working on for you, this blog pulls together project posts from Mary, Alan, and I in one place: , and Larry has been absolutely rocking updates to the site and mapping tools.

The physical work we've been doing on the land is for the first property, Plymouth, at 8887 E Vernor Highway in Detroit, but we'll have the location of your new Hello World property locked down soon. The reason it's taking a bit of time is that we're trying to be very smart about choosing a location for your land that can function very well as a park space, and we're working our way through the network of options and potential partners on that. Until then you can follow progress and meet your new neighbors via the online map you can log into (let us know if you have any trouble and we'll kick your account into action right away): .

Some notable notes:

*The physical construction of Plymouth is very nearly complete. This week we're cutting the frame and will have the property lines on the ground shortly.

*We're just a battery shy of having the solar powered web cam up and running that will stream live pictures of Plymouth, and then Hello World. Read more on the remarkable Lemon Battery system here: and on .

*We're continuing to awesome-ify and refine and the online property map features. You can read about the Neighborhoods, Inch Services, and Property Sponsorships we're working on here: .

To that end, if you're an artist or maker and want to offer a service for free or for pay to other inchvestors, let us know. For example, if you're a sculptor or painter or crafter you might offer to create custom works that will fit on people's land for x$. We can feature your offerings right on the map so when people are wondering what to do with their land they can contact you directly and set that up. Bam! You're in micro business. :)

If you have any questions please get in touch at jerry[at]makeloveland[dot]com or call me directly at 908-343-1981. We aim to please and love hearing from you, so don't hesitate to reach out.

Many thanks and rock on!


Jerry Paffendorf & Team LOVELAND


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    One square inch of land in Detroit for each dollar you inchvest! Starting as a ghost inch and materializing on land in the spring.

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    12 square inches of land in Detroit plus a one square inch ghost deed (different than the season 1 golden deeds) with a magnifying glass will be mailed to you, *PLUS* you'll have the ability to say "I've got 12 inches in Detroit" with a straight face! Do not underestimate the value of this.

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