I’ve set a timeline for six weeks. But if the winter bears down and we get weeks of minus 20, things will definitely slow down. Either or, the show must go on.
The goal is to complete and move GeoStudio2 to our spot at Good Spirit Acres. From there, it’ll be set up for wintertime accommodations with off-season rates. People will be able to spend some time enjoying the outdoors and not have the worries of keeping warm since the heater will easily keep this 100 sq ft insulated ‘room in the woods’ at a comfortable 20 degrees C. The project, GeoStudio2, is the red and white dome shown as is today.
The next steps are; complete exterior door, build connecting vestibule, insulate entire dome, install heating system, build new top windows and create a ‘star gazer’ top pentagon. It’s likely that I’ll change the red to something more ‘earthy’. Camo anyone?
Lastly, the dome will be placed on campsite 'P' next to the river. People will be able to enjoy a photogenic spot only feet away, of where the Waterton meets the Belly River. A place of historic significance to the surrounding native culture, the term 'sacred space' is often used in its description. But no matter what your viewpoint one cannot help but feel inspired by the landscape.
At this point GeoStudios would like to wish you all a wonderful white Christmas and let's look forward to an eco-friendly 2018!
Does the pace of life in the modern world cause you stress and anxiety? We are all so tied up in this complex web of the world we’ve created that we often forget to take the time out to escape from the world. And when we do feel ready to unplug for even a day it is fraught with hassles and logistical issues too large to make it possible. There is a solution.
To begin, if you’ve read my previous blog about Good Spirit Acres campground (Sept 6) you’ll know this is an off-grid space. People who come to this campsite often bring with them fully equipped RV’s. We know that's not available to everyone for a variety of reasons whether they be financial or logistical or technical. All we know is that whole process CAN be simplified.
GeoStudios is working towards providing people with a year round camping experience that is both warm and close to nature. We are working to create that perfect winter holiday getaway that includes a heated space with nature right outside your door. Think "a hotel room in the woods". That would translate into the beauty of the dark sky along with the privacy of a secluded space. Winter definitely has its advantages. Call to reserve a time.
Gilles Leclair is the founder of GeoStudios. Somewhat eccentric, fairly environmentalist, politically aware, he believes the world should have more off-grid communities... many more.