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!
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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.