Valhalla Movement Update – 11/12/12
*** For those unfamiliar with the Valhalla Movement: http://valhallamovement.com/mission. Also be sure to read this article series: http://www.highexistence.com/how-we-can-actually-change-the-world-pt-13/ ***
It’s hard to believe this movement only started up 3 months ago. Since the last update we have…
- Been interviewed on a 8 min segment of the most popular talk radio show in Montreal
- Been featured on the local news
- Attended a 3 day Earthship conference where Michael Reynolds himself (founder of Earthships) taught us how to build Earthships
- Seen and worked on other Earthship projects
- Received dozens of emails from people either wanting to come help, or help remotely
- Launched the website: http://valhallamovement.com
- Planned out our first massive, two-story Earthship to be constructed as soon as the snow melts in Spring
- Threw a 250+ person party at our house to raise funds for solar panels (huge success)
Beyond those concrete actions, the vision for Valhalla has become much more clear over the last month.
As you can tell, everything is falling into place. The universe is obviously behind this project because the right people and resources continually pop up at the right time.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions for the website, specifically for making what we are doing more clear!
Much love <3
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@grandkintaro777, It’d be pretty hard to demonize building homes that are 100% green. Plus as they say, any publicity is good publicity. The people who we need on this project will see right through any BS.
This sounds like a great plan! I look forward to seeing how it progresses!
Living in a house/block with about 30 other people was a really good time. It didn’t always go totally smoothly but it was nice to always have some people around as well as the ability to have privacy when you wanted it. I think, considering the kind of people who would get involved, this could be something really fantastic. I was just thrown in with random people, though we were all at the same university, and it was fine. This could be so much better!
It’s difficult to imagine it in reality but I can’t shake the feeling that this is something I would really like to be involved in. It’s just so different from how I thought I would be living, though.
Good luck and I’ve subscribed to this so I look forward to updates! :)
@jordan, I am in love with this project and definitely plan to find a way to support it as it grows, I do have criticisms about the clarity of the website though. I found your third article on here to give wayyyyyyy more info and a clear picture of your goals than the valhalla website itself does. I feel like there’s a lot of random things in the media section that (though they might have a similar message) don’t contribute to understanding what Valhalla is. That wouldn’t really bother me except that I went there searching for more information because I didn’t feel like I found it anywhere else on the site. I think if you take the nicely broken-down information from the third article and put it somewhere (easily to find) on the valhalla site, that would make things way more clear.
Also, I feel like the video gives 0 information about what the project itself is. Maybe that’s what you were going for? Just to intrigue people visually so that they look up valhalla for themselves? But I’d like there to be a video that lays out the goals and what you’re doing to get there and the motivation behind it, it’d be a nice way to be able to share this project with others.
Sorry to be so critical ! I just really want to be able to spread this idea to others and have them understand without having to do all the reading I did (most people lose interest once you tell them they have to read several pages).
Best of luck guys ! I’m really really rooting for this to be a huge success.
@jordan, I don’t post much but i’ve been following the site for a while, yet I somehow hadn’t read about this yet- THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS MAN! I’ve been reading on here for about a year now and i’ve been exposed to a lot of really great things/ideas, as well as reaffirmed that some of my own thoughts weren’t completely off the charts nuts, but I have to say, this one takes the cake. For the past year or so I’ve been planning a move to Tennessee with some friends and something like this has been what we all envisioned, but this lays it all out! We have made decent progress as far as planning and finances, but some aspects of this project really helped a couple of things click for me! I really can’t thank you enough for all the ways this site has helped me along in this recent period of change and awakening in my life, and this project just adds to that list!
@xyver To give you some updates tons of stuff is going on! We are prepping things like our mission video – FAQ question videos – extra features on the website – guerilla marketing campaigns – kickstarter campaign and also the planning of the earthship itself and greenhouses!
Basically we aren’t building in winter but we are creating content – making vital connections – and chipping away at the goal each and every single day – we also have a few people who will be moving here shortly!
@vernalsoul, Thank you, that is exactly the criticism I was looking for! We are in the process of shooting a really cool mission video right now to put on the site, but I’ll add more info to the mission page as well. Thanks again for taking the time to review the site.
@ewingt22, :) Thank you so much for the kind words. I hope your vision in Tennessee takes off! There are so many factors to consider when creating a community like this (as we’ve discovered…) so don’t hesitate to ask about anything we’re doing.
@groig22, <3 <3 <3
@cheeky, the site will be loaded with as many transparent videos as we possibly can – we do regularly load our meeting logs on the site where we gather as a group and discuss all the ideas surrounding the project as well as what we are doing moving forward
There are so many immediate needs that its very hard to just list off!
We always need more input from other people – be it artwork, music, inspirational images, marketing ideas, video work, graphic design work etc.
We need to establish connections with new sponsors for the project – launch a giant kickstarter campaign – and secure a funds to film a documentary on the entire process!
First of all; up most respect for you and your ambitions.
Secondly; One if my dads dreams is to live sustainably, however he is a deeply analytical and consequential thinker, so sometimes the possible negative outcomes are given more weight in his mind as a reality than the positive and often more likely outcomes. Basically I’m asking for any books, videos or websites that delineate the whole idea of earth-ships, I wanna be able to market this shit to him! Since your building a community of em I guess you’d be the person to ask about this kind of info.
Its cosmic man.
Ment to be on every level. :)
It just makes sense.
Were going to be the face of human evolution.
….we already are in my book. ;D
Ive been bumping into many likeminded individuals even down here in the hood now. And every single person I mention the community plans to has become an instant supporter. Things are going to keep speeding up exponentially from here!