The first solution is for the person who needs a home to become a Mudgirl--a Mudgirl is one who teaches others how to build houses, by making houses. Mudgirls build homes for each other for just the cost of materials.
The other solution is to hire the Mudgirls to hold a work party to build your house. You pay for materials and for the Mudgirl's wages and the wages of a childcare person. That's it. The Mudgirls then teach a bunch of volunteers how to build a house--by building your house! The volunteers only pay for food and a cook. That's it! They get free on-site child care, too, while they learn and build your house. Children stay near their parents, parents learn awesome skills, and someone who couldn't afford a house otherwise, now can afford one. Beautiful.
Mark Chadwick wrote:Maybe this is similar enough to be an lic What is a Permablitz? - Permablitz ...
https://www.permablitz.net/past-blitzes/permablitz-214-lalor/ seems to be the most recent event.
paul wheaton wrote:
I cannot find that stuff. I'm not sure how I would even search for it.
For now, I decided to call it "LIC" (pronounced "lick") for "Labor Investment Collective".
But the real question, at this moment, is: is this a normal thing that already has a name? Anybody have a youtube video or two?
paul wheaton wrote:I've been to several permablitzes and have never hosted one. Here are the issues I have had with the permablitz idea:
- the host wants us to all pull weeds in a very non-permaculture way
- most of the people ask when the potluck part is happening and come for the potluck, but not the work
So after a while, I stopped going to permablitzes.