*** This is VERY much just in the ideas stage so please don’t take us too literally on all this, it is very much a work in progress! ***
This is just an initial idea about the phases of development we envisage for making this community a reality.
Phases of development:
Phase 1: Research and fundraising
-Finding out legalities concerning various locations
-Initial location research
-Research into cost of development esp of the revenues generating ideas
-Market research to see how viable the revenue generating ideas are
-Put together as full a business plan as possible at this stage
-Do video to explain the project
-Possibly ask an artist to do a few sketches to use
-Put together a fundraising campaign – Crowd funding, just giving, social media, regular media, check funding bodies and possible lottery type funding potentials (ask people we know who deal with funding for ideas)
Phase 2: Funding
-Launch funding campaign!
-Put a lot of energy into the funding
-Start looking more intently for land and most likely areas
Phase 3: Purchase of land
-Find the land we feel is best for the project
-Check into legalities more deeply for that Country and that piece of land
-Stay near or on the land for a few nights to check the reality of the location (noise, neighbours, access, general area and any potential difficulties)
-Subject to the above proving viable…buy land! (Or go back to researching other locations)
Phase 4: Initial development
-Spend a bit of time getting to know the land and finding best locations for accommodation, growing food, Studios, Compost loos, shower blocks etc
-Create first compost loo! …. and any other essential day to day needs!
-Buy large tent/tipi/yurt/caravan to use as a base. One that will have future use in the community.
-Start work on land and food production in best area. Ideally land will already have mature fruit trees.
-Start work on Recording Studio as main revenue generator
-Set up solar energy and battery bank
Phase 5: Further initial development
-Create accommodation for users of the studio – private huts?
-Create further compost loos and a shower block
-Create proper kitchen/food production area (bbq area or outside communal kitchen? or internal kitchen (check food safety legalities and requirements again)
-When all facilities in place start advertising the studio
Future growth and vision
If the community proved successful and can sustain itself, we would look in to opening other centres in different countries. We would love to see a network of healing/art centres throughout Europe or even worldwide. We feel there is a lot of healing needed on this planet. If we could be of help in this, to encourage personal healing and growth that then spreads into a wider movement for collective healing and growth it would be a very beautiful and powerful thing.
So many people suffer silently in isolation and we are all poorer for that. People who are in pain or who feel they have no value in this world do not bring their gifts and talents to the table. Sometimes helping someone heal a little can be all that is needed for them to blossom and perhaps awaken their inner creativity to bring forward a new cancer cure, or a new form of renewable energy or a piece of music that helps millions to relax and find their own truth and creativity.
With imagination, and heart, and will, the possibilities for a more whole and positive world are limitless!