"Liquid shared rented/owned house"
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Table of Contents
A Hackbase or Hackerbase is a Live-in Hackerspace - a hackerspace with a capacity for coliving:
→ everything you would expect from a hackerspace + place to stay (sleep, eat, ...)
→ ... this includes being publicly accessible (via a clear and non-discriminatory process)
→ able to host short or long-term stays
→ residents cover their own costs (which are usually far less than "normal" lifestyles)
→ extension on the practices of sharing already present in hackerspaces
→ hosts hacker Residencies and Exchanges
Specifically, "LIQUID" means ...
* anyone can come, stay & leave at any time
* the space must thus be able to facilitate that:
maximize ability to host people, minimize cost
be highly reconfigurable
* a place functionally useful for both (co-)living and (co-)working
* maximize "positive" and "negative" freedom:
See → Wiki🔗Two_Concepts_of_Liberty
== Minimum "must", maximum "can"
* PLACE → find & choose suitable
* low-cost !
* relatively easy to get to, internationally:
document travel access well!
* interesting location:
very populated? (cities, interesting suburbs, ...)
very natural? (nature, landscapes, ...)
* relatively free from interference:
(from neighbours, building owners)
* somewhat reconfigurable:
(free to change interior at least to a normal extent)
* EQUIPMENT → tools
* don't worry too much from the beginning to have everything
* necessary (house):
* a functioning kitchen
* household textile: towels, blankets, pillows, covers, sleeping bags, ...
* beds & temporary sleep areas
* other house basics (washing machine, couches, mood lights, ...)
* basic sound system
* a medic box
* necessary (lab):
* work furniture (ergonomics): table, chairs
* power plugs everywhere
* net: internet uplink, house wifi coverage, LAN cables
* simple house server
* basic DIY tools: screwdrivers, battery multi-tool...
* boxes / strong bags to organize things (cables, ...)
* (CHT reference):
→🔗stuff (list of equipment)
→🔗ordering (investigating & ordering new equipment)
* HOUSE MANUAL → master document
* open editable by anyone:
in this way, rules are maintained by consensus
suggestion: using etherpad + 🔗E2H works best!
* must contain:
* basic info (where, purpose, financials, etc)
* how to get there (travel!)
* rules, routine & house dynamics:
* basic location context:
nearby shops, transportation points, cultural sites
* (CHT reference):
🔗manual (also partially, 🔗web)
* INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE → reconfigurable, ergonomic
* create a transformable ("reconfigurable") space:
* unfixed roles for rooms! (not separating sleeping/working space)
* easily movable furniture
* don't assemble things in a way that are difficult to change
* use trays for everything:
(don't clutter any surface directly)
* maximize ergonomics:
quality sitting & work surfaces
* maximize potential sleeping space:
* repurposing secondary space (basements, attics, sheds, terraces...)
* in-house tents!
* build "sleeping pods"
* practice "hot-bunking" (see Wiki🔗Hot_Racking (radical)
* (some more ideas):
* see 🔗hacking-housing for non-standard architecture inspiration
* consider smoking and non-smoking places!
* FINANCES → sustainable, low/no investment
* do not extract from crew! collect only sustainable costs:
expected ~400€/month (all inclusive) anywhere in EU
* find effective suppliers:
food in bulk, energy, internet, order-in hardware, etc
* try organising a common work connection:
CHT example → 🔗coop
* CHT's detailed & generally proposed implementation:
→🔗manual#____BUDGETING ("sustainable contribution") - simpler
* COMMON WORKFLOW → tools for notes, ideas & guiding action
* basically, you need a way where any crew can instantly access & contribute to the base
* (CHT reference):
🔗workflow, especially "localnet"
also see parts of 🔗manual
* PUBLICATION → publish site & promote existence
* set up a website:
* a hackerspaces.org entry will do at beginning
* make the basic listings:
* your own https://wiki.hackerspaces.org profile
* link on Hackerspaces.org🔗Hackbases
* add to 🔗alike
* join #hackbases on Freenode
* consult 🔗pr for more
Define inter-coordination infrastructure.
How can a network of independent bases work together?
see → 🔗intersub, 🔗consolidation
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