Adding visitor capacity for a growing community
We’ve started building! We’ll post photos on our blog, here.
The proud hamlet of Clearwater, Manitoba (population 68) hosts thousands of people at events throughout the year including its renowned July 1st Sports Day, the perennial Harvest Moon Festival, plus groups throughout the year through Harvest Moon programming including agricultural training, internships, alternative building workshops, ecological design courses, and more.
We are building several dwellings in Clearwater in a way that adds a new type of visitor experience. The cabins will be partly built of gorgeous reclaimed lumber from recent deconstruction workshops held in and near Clearwater. View a time lapse of the deconstruction.
Designed by University of Manitoba architecture students, the structures will be built by the students and by volunteers and community members, with assistance by an engineer and building authorities. Designs »
Fundraising is taking place to pay for materials like roofing, foundation, windows, doors, nails etc. We already have secured over $85,000 of in-kind donations in the form of labour and materials from many excellent supporters. Our goal is to raise an additional $15,000 however, the more money we raise, the higher quality the structures will be. Fundraisers »
Once built, the dwellings will be available for rent for a modest fee not only by participants involved in Harvest Moon workshops and performers at the Harvest Moon Festival, but also to the general public to use as a retreat destination. Construction has begun as of March 2013. Blog »