Photos from the DIY Spring Retreat 2013
The DIY Team spent the past week hanging out in Bolinas, CA where we built and raced box car derbies, discussed plans for the new DIY Headquarters, explored the beautiful hiking trails along the coast of California, and generally relaxed and enjoyed being off the grid (ok, not totally ;) ). It’s been a great week and we’re now back in the office as wide-eyed as ever and ready to build out our plans for the future of DIY.
“Bio-Observer" by Maker horseboy on DIY.
A description of the project from the Maker:
bottles reused for caterpillars. theywill make cocoons to live through winter. in spring i will put them outside and i hope they will still be there and become butterflies. the bottles are cut in two and the top is put upside down in the bottom. there is earth in the bottom and the leaves of the plant that these caterpillars eat. i have three bottles, they are 3 different butterflies so 3 different kinds of plants. my mum helped me look up the kinds of caterpillars on a special website and i looked on wikipedia to find out more about the host plants.
The Minister’s Treehouse:
Built over the span of 15 years in Crossville, Tennessee, this 100ft tall tree fort was built by Minister Horace Burgess around a single, ginormous tree without any blueprints. It’s 10 stories in certain parts and is estimated to be about 10,000 square feet and made completely from reclaimed wood. Other recycled materials like license plates, furniture, roofing material, and plexiglass skylights also helped fill out the structure.
A great inspiration for building your own treehouse and becoming a Fort Builder.
Fort Builders design and build handmade shelters – caves, nooks, huts, tents, houses. The great instinct of a Fort Builder is to craft a hideaway space of their own. They seek out the best setting and improvise their structures with what they have.