Apologies for a delayed update. I have just returned from a trip to beautiful Jindabyne, where I was visiting a client who will be the lucky owner of the FIRST ecokit in the world!
He and his family purchased a lovely rural land that will be turned into an eco farm stay, so anyone can experience the off grid cabins, surrounded by majestic mountains and farm animals – all pure & organic. Believe me, that place is so peaceful & calming!
Because of the winter coming up quickly, we have to wait until the weather gets reasonable again to start with the construction. We are expecting to break the ground in September / October this year.
I will be posting more info on planning this project on our Facebook page as we are finalizing the design & features.
Crowd funding campaign
Our crowd funding campaign has been live for the last 30 days and because we have reached only 3% of the goal so far, we have extended it for another 30 days. Unfortunately I have underestimated the need for proper marketing and overestimated the generosity of our subscribers.
On the other side, we have had a few contributions which we are really grateful for! Thumbs up to all supporters who donated. All those of you who made a donation will be eligible for a discount when purchasing an ecokit in the future! All those who didn’t, it’s not too late to show us some love and donate even a small amount. Thank you!
The reason why we have chosen to try crowd funding was to be able to get funds donated by our potential clients who are interested in buying ecokit in the future and spreading a very small cost over thousands of supporters, rather than taking a loan or external investment, as those funds would have to be paid back which would affect the final price of the kit. We are committed to offer the kit for affordable price but we need your help!
One of the reasons I was not able to give enough time and attention to our crowdfunding campaign was the pitching contest to get into the Runway Geelong Accelerator program.
I have attended a 4 day workshop and 2 pitching events and I am proud to announce that ecokit has been selected out of 40+ businesses to be a part of this 3 months program.
I believe it will help us move quicker with some tasks on our never ending to-do lists – sorting out legal contract & insurance for example. We are also eligible for a small grant that will cover some of those costs.
Thank you again for following our journey to create a solution for affordable, good quality & healthy housing. We are passionate about ecokit and although things are taking longer than we like, they are moving and progressing! And that’s all that matters.