Tue 24 Jan 2017 11:57PM

HOUSING - discussion of camp housing options


Tom Catino Wed 25 Jan 2017 3:18AM

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNT ON FACEBOOK I wonder if the business near Valencia Spain is a one man shop who is just a middle man importer ?https://www.facebook.com/yurta.biosolis?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf


Tom Catino Wed 25 Jan 2017 3:30AM

If the camp is intended to house students ( 10 - 15 ? ) perhaps they could stay in Tipis & class should be limited to warm weather dates ? That would reduce the amount of space heating required for campers who want to stay through the winter. It would also reduce the total cost of housing because Tipis are much less expensive than Yurts. 2 Tipis would do it ! for the men & 1 for the women ? Small Tipis for visitors ? I'm not sure an uninsulated tipi could be heated by a wood stove ...


Jeff Anderson Wed 25 Jan 2017 8:16PM

Yes Tom, I was thinking something similar about having less expensive housing strucures (e.g. tipis) without heating for the warmer months, and having a reduced capacity in terms of numbers of campers during the colder months, so we'd need a smaller number of more expensive, heated and insulated structures (e.g. yurts). Regina also made a suggestion about camp high/low seasons according to weather.


Tom Catino Wed 25 Jan 2017 3:36AM


Excellent work Marcus Busby

ERC draft concept video


Tom Catino Wed 25 Jan 2017 5:35AM

Thanks Adam, General Assembly Meeting - Camp Organization Circle https://docs.google.com/document/d/1csWJ_nVhPvp2p4HCPMwDTqbGwEpZ6BZmtD5i40O7HjI/


Tom Catino Wed 25 Jan 2017 7:23PM


Tom Catino Wed 25 Jan 2017 10:52PM

@Jeff If that is the case we should plan for 30 full time residents ? Twenty residents will be part time & seasonal 10 students & 10 visitors & 30 permanent residents equals 50 total residents at full camp occupancy. So if all part timers will stay in Tipis, figuring 5-6 residents per structure, we would need 3-4 tipis & 5-6 yurts plus a commons yurt. The size of the yurts would be determined by the type of bedding chosen single beds or bunks. The commons yurt should be larger, perhaps up to 10 meter diameter. I'm thinking you will need 1 or 2 yurts for the original group of Camp Builders. You should be able to assemble them in 1 -2 weeks if you have all the needed tools & materials on site when you arrive. Most of the yurt assembly videos show a one day yurt assembly with a 4-5 person crew. First you will need to assemble a pad to build the yurts on. Once you get on site you can determine how practicle it will be to build yurts & Tipis from scratch in a shop or purchase pre assembled component yurts & tipis.You will also need to think about bathroom facilities ...


Tom Catino Thu 26 Jan 2017 12:13AM

yurt sleeping layout for 6 meter yurt


Tom Catino Thu 26 Jan 2017 12:21AM

for sleeping I'm thinking cots with a heavy / dense foam pad & a sleeping bag. I'm not sure what is available locally. Long term residents may prefer something more comfortable.


Tom Catino Thu 26 Jan 2017 12:53AM

Camp Space Requirements

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