Below is his description of the work he and his cohorts have been doing.
We are growing much more than food. We are growing ideas, and testing them with practice.
We've been making good progress on theEconomy in a Box- the Resilient Community Construction Set - or replicable, open source, infrastructure tools for post-scarcity, resilient communities. Our work focuses on the integration of flexible fabrication with resilient communities.Subsilienceis the result: the combination of resilience with modern day subsistence - a high quality of life free of compromise, which is feasible with modern technology. Our open source tractor,LifeTrac- is one example of the tools we develop.
Over the last 3 months, we have managed to scale our progress twofold. We’ve seen full product release of the open source CEB press,The Liberator, and we’ve had significant progress on the open source tractor,LifeTrac Prototype II. We also deployed the first prototype of the heavy duty,open source drill press, which we’re now using as part of our fabrication infrastructure. We just reported on Prototype I of the150 ton hole puncher. These are two additions to the open source, self-replicating Fab Lab, orRepLab. We also got the firstworkingprototype ofHexahatch, the automated chicken incubator, in operation. We also deployed Prototype I of ahoney extractor. Plus,Seanis on-site for the summer gathering documentary material, and hisLifeTrac II updateis choice. People are beginning to talk about us inmainstream books.
Please viewthis blog postif you haven't seen it already - for more details on the above. We have 2.5 people here now, so we're far from a division-of-labor resilient community of individuals specializing as generalists. We are certainly are looking for more people forDedicated Project Visitsandremote collaboration. You can see how additional people can contribute to rapid progress, so finding more people is a priority. Our two priorities are an designer/fabricator, and anagroecologist - see our simple concept of local food systems. If you would like to see this work increase pace, consider subscribing to theTrue Fans.We are 100% crowd-supported, and unlike other organizations - all of our resources go to generating results - as we're off-grid and our overhead is minimal.
You can support Marcin by clicking on this link. I did. $10/month for people to be working on this sort of stuff? An absolute bargain.