Dear Wonderful Community of Paekakariki,
It was this time last year that I fell in love with your community. Not just the amazing views but in particular the warm and progressive sense of this community that cares and shares together.
I’m a teacher by trade but I primarily work in international aid and development and from doing this for the past 12 years I have learnt that the best things in life are not things.
In February a portable temporary studio for – Happy, simply. – a lifestyle model and education project will be constructed accompanied with a workshop on how to build small dwellings. I would love, and I am still trying to find, a wee spot in Paekakariki to run and house the project for the build in February and then till April.
In collaboration with Tim Bishop from SHAC – Sustainable HAbitat Challenge, we plan to build a simple 10m2 studio that will showcase a simple, happy and sustainable way of living. Please see the attached poster, more detailed PDF of the proposal for the project and https://happysimply.wordpress.com/
I’m keen to share this idea with the community where I would love for this idea to grow roots on a wee patch of mother earth in Paekakariki. I am also very keen to listen and learn of the initiatives in the community where the concept, project or components might support existing ideas. One suggestion from the KCDC is that it might help with the Greenest Streets competition or maybe along with public submissions for the old dog training park land.
In order for me to listen and learn and share my ideas I warmly invite you to please come along to a get-together Tuesday 22 January (next Tuesday!). I will share more about the model, the construction of the studio, the community engagement and educational potential of Happy, simply!
Date: Tuesday 22 January
Location: Paekakariki hall – St Peters on Beach Rd
Contact if you want: d’Arcy Lunn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Australian Mobile No: +61 428 416 765; Skype: lunny06;
Teacher, Global Poverty Project Presenter and Volunteer, Nomad and lover of life.
Happy, simply – healthy, happy, with lots of friends and debt free! https://happysimply.wordpress.com/