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 CYBERHIPPIETOTALISM (CHT) Lanzarote
 Off-grid Permanently Temporary Hackbase
 Season 4 & 5 (2014-2017) Open Plan

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Last Updated:
    2016-03-27 (announce CHT4D)
    2017-09-18 restructure

"A manifesto means nothing without a mechanism."
via @substack






CURRENT STATUS + NEXT CAMP

The next camp is planned on http://next.totalism.org !
Previous camps are listed there.

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Communication via list@totalism.org (see 🔗list), and relevant pads.
You can also email directly to info@totalism.org or david@totalism.org .




BASICS

Location: http://totalism.org/pics/lanza_location.png

General info @ http://totalism.org/

The 2011-2014 house (CHT#1) is no more: renting does not scale (house size is limited), you have limited control over architecture and surroundings, and it bleeds money. It's not a smart decision long-term.

The plan for this year is to experiment with, and finally buy + set up a Liveable Hacklab Campsite, a desert hackbase, as an extension of the manifesto 🔗hacking-housing:

* Study and set up off-the-grid infrastructure:
    Fund solar (photovoltaics) and wind;
    Get a water cistern and research seawater purification

* Buy a piece of land & build a liveable camp ground-up:
    This means: tents, sheds, hexayurts; stone walls; subterranean construction.
    Check 🔗stuff - list of what we already have; this includes:
        * camping equipment for ~10 people
        * advanced camp infrastructure (off-grid power, networking, etc)
        * basic tools and hackerspacey stuff
        * local nature, supply-chain and people know-how
            (project has been in Lanzarote for 4 years!)
        * [...]

* No money leaks - establish ownership:
    Land: rent-to-buy agreement (installment payoffs);
    Infrastructure: invest-to-own (own electricity > paying bills)

* Nomadic / permanently temporary:
    Focus on non-fixed structures and nomadic migration processes.
    See 🔗status (stub).

* Fund the project:
    See 🔗donate. Thanks!




COMING HERE

* self-organize:
    * mail to list@totalism.org, or 🔗contact for other ways
    * http://next.totalism.org
    * IRC #hackbases and #chtotalism (Freenode)
* help with a one time or regular donation here: 🔗donate
* Or just show up (*don't actually do that too much)
* Facebook event (deprecated): https://www.facebook.com/events/1492565911019303/




ROUGH FINANCIALS (Infrastructure budget)

Outline:
    * roughly 30.000€ all together
    * could sustain ~30 people (??)
    * ~5000m2 (70 x 70m) land:
        * 100 7x7m subplots (or 30 13x13m subplots)
    * ~5kW solar & wind installation + Water tank + Communication tower

Expenses:
    * land ~ 10-15.000€ (~3-6€ / sqm)
    * land manipulation + walls ~ 2000€
    * materials for Structure 1 ~ 1000€
    * full kitchen for 10 people ~ 800€ + 200€
    * full camping for 10 people ~ 300€ + 300€
    * energy: diesel backup ~ 200€
    * energy: solar setup ~200€ + 1000€
    * energy: batteries ~100€ + 1000€
    * energy: wind setup ~ 1000€
    * water: cistern tank + pump = 500€
    * water: desalination = 2000€ 
    * water: sink / showers: 300€
    * wastewater = ...
    * more power tools ~ 300€
    * net = long-distance wifi ~ 300€ <- see ubiquiti or Freifunk etc
    * transport vehicle ~ 2000€
    * security systems ~ 1000€ (yes, lasers)
    * food storage ~ 200€
    * washing up ~ 200€
    * studio to bring recording bands ~ 1000€ + 500€

Also see 🔗stuff (under "Stuff needed") and 🔗ordering.






SEASON PROJECTS / PRIORITIES

Also see done and ongiong work and ideas in:
    * 🔗season4-A (November-December 2014)
    * 🔗season4-B (April-June 2015)
    * 🔗season4-C (February-March 2016)
    * 🔗season4-D (May-... 2016)

_____________________________________________________________

    * Set up and document diverse desert camp bases


    * Hackbase architecture:
    release existing CHT architecture work, Facebook group + 🔗hacking-housing manifesto
    See 🔗architecture.


    * Abstract the hackbase model:
    publish + assist in replicating the infrastructure
    See 🔗architecture.


    * Grow own food:
    1) complete numeric model, evaluating all inputs (expenditures) & outputs = finances, water, work effort, energy, farming tech (irrigation, machinery, ...)
    2) technical farming: investigate new crop types, sensor architecture (cybernetics), controlled experiments
    3) find a partner farm to immediately apply practices to [under way!]
    4) demonstrate capacity for self-sustainability:
        * limited monoculture (potatoes)
        * 100%:
            4 people avg, 200 days = 1000 person days in Season 4
            at 2500 kcal / day ~ 500g potatoes/day
            total ~500kg for full, at ~5kg/sqm = 100sqm (10x10m)
        * 10% (Demo):
            3 x 3 sqm plot, expected yield = 30kg
            supplement with 3-5 other test crops
            plant time: ?
    5) rely on no-upkeep techniques (initial effort + simple crops + cybernetic systems)
    6) [mstefanow] Consider using http://www.soylent.me/ or a DIY version https://diy.soylent.me/ - I actually purchased from the EU store - https://www.joylent.eu/ - and it is very practical, nourishing. Highly recommending instead of really hard work with agriculture.


    * Institutional framework - define and possibly incorporate a cooperative:
    See 🔗coop and 🔗coop-index
    1) common ownership (land + inventory)
    2) External market representation for work:
        1) "High added value":
            Example: software development, research, sysadmin
            at ~20€/per hour, that's ~20h/month of work
        2) Simple work:
            Example: agriculture system upkeep, construction
            Focus on education in disruptive models for basic fields
            at ~5€/h, that's ~80h/month of work
        3) solidarity


    * Establish institutions needed internally and make available externally to the local community:
    * non-profit shop ("basic supplies redistribution")
    * non-profit community kitchen
    * [...]


    * Lower person costs for 30%, to under 300€/month (stay+food+lab):
    (this should be a yearly trend)
    See 🔗subfinance.


    * Smart house + quantified house; "intranet of things"; improve ideation workflow


    * Free, Libre and Open-Source Lifestyles (FLOSL):
    * representation of a lifestyle (time and money dependencies)
    * models for cross-comparing time/money/effort etc
    * continued work on 🔗poster as medium
    See 🔗metrics.


    * Set up a music studio and book bands
    See 🔗studio.


    * IN FOCUS: Management Cybernetics:
    * Open source Cybersyn, also see Mutual Coordination Economics Working Group
    * "Future modelling": Open source World3 (from The Limits to Growth)


    * IN FOCUS: Nomadology and Field Expansion beyond "home":
    long-distance wifi, mobile basic life-support systems, ...


    * Politics of hacking + Futorology:
    Futurology:
    * "Hackers are an abstract class, but one as yet to hack itself into manifold existences." --Mckenzie Wark, A Hacker Manifesto (2004)
    * analyse possible global political outcomes, pick desired ones
    * analyse different possible tactics to achieve this


    * Members to have clearer commonality, but NOT community:
    * beyond communities = inclusive opt-in commons:
        "anyone has freedom from, and freedom to"
    * Infrastructure > Community ("tap water" > "kind friend letting you drink")
    * communities are cliques, because there is a concept of "belonging"
    * 🔗commonground - commonality in knowledge foundation
    Also see 🔗roles, 🔗newcomers, 🔗flocking, ...






Choosing & Buying land

* Consult 🔗land-attributes document.

* Baseline land price is 3-6€/square meter

* Study legal situation (for more, see 🔗hacking-housing outline):
    What's permitted on specific-types of lands?
    Figure out what the "building codes" are.
    Figure out the best:
        * conforms to natural sense
        * is possible without corrupt building permissions

* What to build:
    Tents / Yurts / Sheds / WikiHouse / Hexayurts / ...






SEASON ACTIVITY SO FAR

________________________________________________ Pre-season (Oct 2014)

Prepare & publish materials for new season.

Events:
    * Brussels/BE: CoopCon: Hackbases & Coops festival @ HSBXL
    * Lüneburg/DE : Post-Digital Scholar conference @ Leuphana

________________________________________________ Season 4/A (Nov 21 - Dec 21 2014)

Camp #1: "Experimental hacker campground".

🔗season4-A - See here for complete details (setting, projects, etc).

Ended for break to visit 31c3 (Hamburg/DE) in end of December.

________________________________________________ Break (Dec 21 2014 - April 6 2015)

Analysis of Season 4-A and EU nomadism.

Break:
    * Hamburg/DE : 31c3 (Chaos Computer Congress) (Dec 25-31)
    * Hamburg/DE : hanging out at Attraktor space (Dec-March)
    * Brussels/BE : talk at FLOSS Community Metrics (Jan 30, 🔗metrics slides)
    * Brussels/BE : meetup at FOSDEM (Jan 31-Feb 1)
    * Paris/FR : dcht00 in Glenn Branca's Symphony °16 (Feb 15-20, more here)
    * Paris/FR : hanging out at awesome 1500m2 Electrolab hackerspace (end of Feb)
    * Hannover/DE : #hackbases at CeBIT lol (Mar 18)
    * Berlin/DE : hanging out at CCCB and C-base (Mar 20)
    * Hamburg/DE : conference Building Democratic Confederalism (Apr 3-6)

Resources:
    * 🔗maps - EU hacker maps
    * 🔗calendar - EU hacker calendar


________________________________________________ Season 4/B (April 6 2015 - June 21 2015)

Camp #2: "April repopulation".

🔗season4-B - See here for all info.
Still a stub as of June 17th, will be merged with all offline docu...

Takes:
    * CHT4b/1 @ Lanzarote (Apr 8)
    * CHT4b/2 @ Graciosa (Apr 20)
    * CHT4b/3 : Lanzarote resupply (~ May 11)
    * CHT4b/4 : Graciosa II (~ May 22)
    * [...]

Ended June 21st.

________________________________________________ Break (June 21 2015 - February 2016)

So (David's plans):
    * Hamburg (MS Stubnitz)
    * Berlin
    * #cccamp15 ~mid August
    * more Berlin
    * Kranj, Slovenia <-- on October 22
    * Bologna hackerspace visit (HacklabBo) ~ 15-20. December
    * 32c3 ~ 20-30 December 2015
    * FOSDEM ~ end of January 2016

________________________________________________ Season 4/C (February-March 2016)

Happened! More here - 🔗season4-C, updates coming soon!

________________________________________________ Break

Visiting:
    * Leipzig + Sublab hackerspace
    * AnthropoceneCampus @Berlin
    * SquatConf @Berlin
    * SQEK @Rotterdam

________________________________________________ Season 4/D (May-July 2016)

See 🔗season4-D for full planning & report!




Event draft: //Hypercongress 2016//

A 1-2 week idea-mapping & coliving event assisted by smart software.
Hosted at CHT2 hackbase.

When:
    * Who knows??
    * Core: ~4 days in ?
    * Extended: 4 days before + 4 days after (12 days)




LINKS

Web:
    * main site: http://totalism.org
    * 🔗faq
    * 🔗maps
    * 🔗calendar
    * 🔗commonground

Social media:
    * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cyberhippitotalism
    * Twitter: http://twitter.com/@chtotalism

More:
    * Wikipedia article on Off-the-grid
    * http://waldenlabs.com/ancient-shelters-you-can-build-cheap
    * [...]



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