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Help to build the Friend Ship

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 31, 2012 01:07 AM
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by (alex johnson) last modified Jan 30, 2012

We're big fans of crowdfunded projects here at Shedworking and here's a particularly worthy shedshaped one, the Friend Ship . The man behind the idea is Gary Clarke who runs a business building small camping trailers. "I want to see an end to the neglect of people suited to practical skills," he says. "I want to see a local community brought together to create assets and income." And this is his plan - to raise crowdsourced funding to build a wooden, low-tech, canal cruiser, built by unskilled labour trained on the job by experts, which would then offer cheap cruises on inland waterways throughout the week. Here's what Gary says: "The primary objective is to build a social enterprise employing and sharing predominately, manual skills. Secondary benefits are an environmentally friendly product that encourages social interaction and physical exercise. Local volunteers will form a cooperative to build and develop the design for sale and into a fleet of vessels for hire. Initially all revenues will be reinvested into the business with a dividend paid to distribute profits to those involved." For more details and to donate to the project, click here and also follow them on Twitter . Pictured below is something similar in Germany . ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Monday posts are sponsored by garden2office, the Swedish garden office specialists. Click here for more details .






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