I’ve been working on this sketch, eventually to include the entire 16 acres of property!! Yes.. This idear has been floating about for a while and is now coming to fruition b/c of two impetuses.
1. Lovely + talented Ari Moore of Shirari Industries is building the Dacha Protege a new shiny wordpress hacked website, in exchange for what is essentially a lot kale over years to come. My role in this: To help design the Dacha a logo, and to create a map of the homestead that can be inter-activated through flasher. I can’t wait to sit with Ari as she works to learn all this cool stuff!!!
2. I am applying to an art school in the area, and want to include something of The Dacha Proj proj in my portfolio and hoping this will give context to the photos of our projects there.
Also something to look forward to is the transformation of all this into a 3d model to be added to google earth (thanks Katya for idear), and then printed on a 3d printer in chocolate as a big birthday cake to the dacha on its next birthday.
The Dacha Project presents a short by Lea LSF. Starring Joe Fisher-Price, Danilatron & Lea LSF. For more info visit. dachaproject.com.
Strawbale Hijinks- A nearly silent comedy about the countless opportunities to act like a monkey one can miss if they choose not to build a straw bale cottage. Critically acclaimed as the must see monkey short of this fiscal year. Sponsorships welcome.
It would take me many days to write about all we’ve been up to since early Spring 2009. One day we’ll have more time, and soon there will be a video camera to call my own- so more videos of how we go will hit this blog and the Dacha’s blog. In the meanwhile enjoy these four photos, and go here for more.
Southern side of windows, double-paned, argon filled, no low E. And them thar hills, well they mark the line between a major watershed divide. To the north, which we are, the groundwater ends up in Lake Eerie. To the south, the Chesapeak Bay!